Join our Talent Network >

SmallSat Systems Engineer

This job posting is no longer active.

Job ID: 203699
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jul 15, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

Share: mail

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a SmallSat Systems Engineer on the NASA OMES II Contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System 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 position will support the JPSS Program Office overseeing both Flight and Ground and the responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Provide technical support to plan and execute spacecraft acquisition,

development, integration and test (I&T), verification and validation (V&V),

launch, and on-orbit demonstration operations

- Provide technical review and assessment of spacecraft (bus and payloads)

and ground system technologies, concepts, and systems

- Provide technical support to smallsat experimental technology demonstration

planning and execution

- Review, monitor, and track requirements, interface control documents, and test


- Develop documents and briefings to communicate program/project status

- Provide acquisition support to include programmatics (budgets, schedules),

contracts (SOWs, CDRLs, RFPs), and technical objectives as needed

- Perform technical data management activities as required


- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline and 9 years related experience.

- Knowledge of spacecraft and/or ground operations, as well as government organizations involved in the space domain or space technology

- Demonstrated ability to converse with highly technical SMEs and to relay government requirements/expectations

- Programmatic fluency in the tracking of cost/schedule/performance

- Strong interpersonal skills with effective technical writing and briefing skills


-Experience working on NASA programs/projects

-Technical experience in Spacecraft systems engineering, integration and test, and/or spacecraft acquisition

-Experience with spacecraft R&D acquisition lifecycle, processes, and documentation


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 For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Share: mail

Similar Jobs

JPSS Jr. Instrument Operations Engineer

LANHAM, MD, United States
Engineering and Sciences

Instrument Systems Engineer: Microwave Sounder

LANHAM, MD, United States
Engineering and Sciences

JPSS Mission Rehearsal Deputy

LANHAM, MD, United States
Engineering and Sciences