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Hardware Assurance Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 201006
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 18, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Hardware Assurance (HwA) Systems Engineer to support the Strategic Technology Protection & Exploitation (STP&E) directorate within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSDRE) in the development and application of system security engineering and program protection for the Department of Defense (DoD) major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs).

 

The successful candidate will support the identification of system assurance and program protection risks and mitigating strategies to protect the United States’ most advanced military technologies.

 

Job responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

 
  • Develop, review, and recommend HwA policy, guidance, training, and best practices that align HwA implementation across the DoD program acquisition lifecycle.
  • Support Joint Federated Assurance Center (JFAC) committee and working group activities, e.g., meetings, briefings, draft work products, to ensure HwA considerations are incorporated into JFAC operations.
  • Facilitate briefings to senior leadership and SMEs on program protection policy, guidance, and expectations, particularly in the area of HwA.
  • Provide weekly status updates to senior Department of Defense officials.
  • Serve as a HwA subject matter expert (SME) to other DoD Components.
  • Coordinate Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) efforts with Army, Navy, Air Force, other DoD Component, and United States Government stakeholders.
  • Review and provide recommendations on Program Protection Plans (PPPs) and other acquisition and requirements documentation for MDAPs on OSD oversight for appropriate inclusion and application of HwA policy and guidance.
  • Support other tasks and areas of subject matter expertise, to include the Trusted & Assured Microelectronics (T&AM) program, AT, and software assurance (SwA), to ensure HwA equities are addressed.
  • Support the development, coordination, and implementation of system security engineering (SSE) and HwA policy, guidance, and lessons learned including support to the Strategic Radiation-Hardened Electronics Council (SRHEC) and facilitation of the development of DoD microelectronics policy.
  • Develop and track Congressional responses and other requirements and activities in support of the National Defense Authorization Act, Government Accountability Office, Office of the Inspector General, national and DoD initiatives, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, device physics or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience with defense acquisitions (e.g., systems engineering technical reviews (SETR)) or defense policy and guidance (e.g., DoD instructions, directives, etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience with senior customer relationship management.
  • Knowledge of DoDI 5000 series weapon system acquisition.
  • Knowledge of the Planning, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements, stakeholders, and environment. 
  • Experience in planning and coordinating technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse participants.
  • Experience in preparing, coordinating, and presenting briefings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Active Secret clearance
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with program protection, system security engineering, or US export policy (e.g., International Transfer of Arms Regulation (ITAR)).
  • Experience working in the area of microelectronics, semiconductor device fabrication and/or foundry operations, radiation-hardened electronics, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), defense electronics industrial base or related areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD organizational structure, OSD inter-office coordination, and communication protocols.


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 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 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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