SAIC is seeking a Spacecraft
Systems Engineer to perform spacecraft-level systems engineering
across the system life-cycle on complex and critical spacecraft subsystems and
acquisition processes. This position will support an Intelligence Community
(IC) customer in Chantilly, VA.
This exciting opportunity
will encompasses program management, acquisition planning, and contract
technical and programmatic surveillance. There will be a focus on Integration
and Test (I&T) planning at the sensor subsystem and payload-level to ensure
factory and on-orbit testing supports verification and validation of mission
performance against operational requirements and user needs.
In this role, you will
be expected to provide expert advice, technical evaluations and alternatives on
the technical approach and execution for spacecraft acquisitions.
will include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the
development of acquisition strategies to procure spacecraft and test
technical evaluations of developer Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs),
including Basis of Estimate (BoE) evaluations and recommendations.
- Analyze monthly
cost and schedule performance metrics, including variance reports and
slack to critical path changes.
- Based on user needs
and higher-level allocated systems requirements, derive and flow down the
error budgets and other requirements to development specifications.
- Review, document,
trace, and coordinate on all functional and interface specifications, ICDs,
and system-level requirements documentation including the mechanical,
thermal, and electrical accommodation of payloads onto the satellite bus.
- Develop integrated
end-to-end payload testing schedules and test plans; Work with the Payload
Test Lead and contractor to help ensure program test objectives are
achieved within cost, schedule and technical performance requirements;
evaluate cost/schedule opportunities to ensure testing rigor and
performance margin are maintained
- Review Test
planning documentation (e.g., Test Requirement Documents, Test Procedures,
etc.); Assess whether the test program as planned will provide necessary
test data for verification/validation sell-off; Evaluate test plan/data
products against operational requirements and user needs
- Review space vehicle level
artifacts including test plans/procedures in support of major design
review milestones (e.g. PDR, CDR) and Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs)
- Attend system level
design and program management reviews to assess design maturity,
requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations
to the customer.
- Identify and assess
emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans.
- Review prime
contractor readiness to proceed into spacecraft manufacturing and test.
- Maintain knowledge
of current industry space hardware design, manufacturing and test
specifications, and standards.
- Verify that developer
design approaches are executable within SPO resource and schedule
- Review acquisition
milestone design documentation for adequacy, accuracy and completeness.
- Support Government
crew members with technical support during events at the launch base, the
factory, and MGS, for ascent, deployment, activation, test, and
initial operations; perform anomaly assessments and to evaluate proposed
resolution plans and contingency tests.
- Advise and mentor
Government space vehicle systems engineering lead regarding spacecraft
TS/SCI with Polygraph
- Bachelors degree and 5 years or more spacecraft engineering experience with proven working knowledge of spacecraft design, manufacturing,
integration and test processes
- Professional experience may be substituted in lieu
of technical degree
- Working knowledge of acquisition
life cycle requirements
- Thorough understanding of
spacecraft specifications, design processes, integration & test requirements,
launch base and early-orbit operations plans and procedures
- Thorough understanding of spacecraft systems
engineering principles and subsystem
design, integration and test requirements, including test equipment support
- Project management experience
and a working knowledge of NRO budget and financial processes
- Ability to provide actionable recommendations and products
for Government decision makers that reflect
the best path for the SPO based on extensive
- Familiarity with Earned Value
- Availability to travel domestically
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