Job ID: 203293
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
SAIC has a new opportunity for a Senior 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.
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.
Requires active/current TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required.
Requires a Master Degree of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred with 15+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems.
Must have 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)
Must have 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.)
Must have experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems
Must have experience with multiple types of platforms
Must have familiarity with system modeling
Must have familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.
Must be proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project.
Desired QualificationsDesired experience with sensor integration.
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