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Emerging Technology Assessments Engineer

Job ID: 204176
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 24, 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: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a passion for taking on challenges and helping others. If you are interested in fulfilling work, being part of a diverse team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence, and analytics, then SAIC is right for you!

 

SAIC is seeking an Emerging Technology Assessments Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The qualified candidate will provide extensive research, technical assessments, and policy recommendations, on existing and emerging technologies critical to the United States maintaining superior military capabilities. Work will be performed primarily at the Pentagon, the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, and local company offices, supporting DoD, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Department of Commerce (DoC), Department of State (DoS), and other agencies. Travel will be required, less than 10% of the time, predominantly within the continental United States.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical advice and services to the Associate Director (AD) for Emerging Technology Assessments responsible for conducting assessments of the United States technical, development, manufacturing, and supply-chain ecosystem, and future strategies and investment plans to maintain United States military and technological superiority
  • Identify, characterize, and analyze the capacity and maturity of the technology, innovation, development, and manufacturing ecosystem, including tiered and sub-tiered supplier bases, both domestic and foreign, to develop, deliver, and evolve critical enabling technologies and components
  • Document and communicate results to inform the Assistant Director of each DoD modernization technology focus area, supporting their “road to dominance” roadmaps, including but not limited to hypersonic vehicles, directed energy, microelectronics, space, autonomy, Command, Control, & Communications (C3), quantum computing and relevant technologies, cyber (offensive and defensive), machine learning including artificial intelligence, and biotechnology
  • Identify specific risks and opportunities to enhance development and supply bases; distinguish, specifically, between domestic and foreign sources of developers, suppliers, materials, enabling technologies and components, current and alternative sources of suppliers, technologies, and components, and identifying critical materials, components, and suppliers that must remain in the United States
  • Appraise the ability of the DoD internal technology base, specifically the DoD laboratories, the Military Departments (MILDEPs), the Intelligence Community (IC), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) to provide the technology and resources necessary to both develop systems and to leverage the expertise of non-defense sector capabilities and potentially supplement or replace the non-defense sector expertise for technology overmatch over the next ten years
  • Identify activities and investments on the part of the DoD, its industry partners, and the extended global technology base to improve DoD’s abilities to develop, build, and field the system and mission capabilities it needs to retain military advantage and support U.S. interests
  • Conduct an independent analysis of potential actions available to near peer nations to establish control of or otherwise adversely impact U.S. access to the global industrial base associated with military technology advantage. Recommend actions the United States can take to retain military overmatch and prevent or delay adversaries from gaining such an advantage
  • Include classified and proprietary appendices that build on existing assessments and evaluation activities of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base and supply chains as well as anticipated timelines for adversaries to develop similar or countering capabilities
  • Create and communicate technology base ecosystem assessments required to field capabilities rapidly, including long-term technology development, industrial and innovation base production, critical DoD technology needs, increased opportunity for non-traditional supplier partnerships, assessments of academic and commercial research and development capabilities, private capital investment trends, and traditional defense contractor internal research and development (IRAD) investment to field cutting-edge advancements in each technology priority area
  • Conduct site visits to testing facilities, and critical material suppliers and component manufacturers, as required

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field
  • 1-4 years of related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Desired Qualifications:
  • Active Secret clearance or higher
  • Experience conducting and documenting extensive technical research
  • Experience interacting with DoD stakeholders to promote effective technical collaboration
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance
  • Knowledge of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS),  OUSD(A&S)/Industrial Policy, Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), intelligence, counterintelligence and law enforcement organizations, interagency partners like DoC and DoS, and relevant policies, procedures, tools, and support services



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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