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Expert Sensor Engineer

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Job ID: 1929352
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 27, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

 

SAIC has a new opportunity for a Sensor Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, sensor-specific subsystem development, and new concept development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

 

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team

  • Provide technical insight to sensor development

  • Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments

  • Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities

  • Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies

  • Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level requirements

  • Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success

  • Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches

  • Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed

  • Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums

  • Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis

  • Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations

  • Conduct user outreach and research new concept designs to solve hard problems

 

Qualifications



Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:


  • Master of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred

  • 15+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems

  • Experience across multiple types of sensors (e.g. acoustic, radio-frequency (RF), sonar, radar, ladar, lidar, electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multi-spectral (MSI), hyperspectral (HSI), other unique concepts)

  • Experience with sensor development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP components and operation in stressing environments (e.g. high structural loads, wide variance in thermal loading, etc.)

  • Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems

  • Experience with multiple types of platforms

  • Desired experience with sensor integration

  • Familiarity with system modeling

  • Familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project

  • TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required



Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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