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Senior Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 201551
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Ground System Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Lanham, MD.


The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites.  The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.

This is a senior system engineering position with an emphasis on ground system engineering and test services of the security segment of JPSS ground. 



JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Direct interface with upper management from the Government

  • Report on issues with verification to upper management
  • Represent the System Engineering lead when addressing security needs with the vendor
  • Coordinate verification efforts in conjunction with Authorization & Assessment activities
  • Assist the Government Contracts team in negotiating with the ground security vendor

  • Order of precedence
  • Terms and Conditions (Ts and Cs)
  • FAR clauses
  • Statement of work (SOW) tasks
  • Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs)
  • Data Item Descriptions (DIDs)
  • Review technical proposals

  • Function as the liaison between NASA, NOAA, contractors and vendors
  • Critical thinking skills:  ability to review technical proposals and papers and provide sound assessments regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and credibility of what is being put forth
  • Understanding IT security products and how they map and relate to IT security controls

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors Degree and 14 years or more related experience; 
  • Strong System Engineering skills:
    • Requirements development

    • Design

    • Document Development

    • Integration and Testing

  • Understanding NIST IT security controls
  • Leadership of small teams of personnel


DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in the development, deployment, and or migration of systems to Cloud environments
  • NASA and/or NOAA project experience
  • Project Manager experience

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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