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Systems Engineer Sr Principal

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Job ID: 204447
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer is needed to support a high-availability, enterprise SATCOM program.  The candidate must be technical and detail oriented, willing to learn the associated tools for tasking, planning, research and data routing, as well as tools for operations center support and system health / performance monitoring. 

 

We are looking for someone with experience with Visual Basic for Applications and enterprise messaging services or at least willing to learn these tools.  Using VBA, create code to manipulate and display SATCOM beam data and to assist with processing large quantities of test data; as well as field customer questions regarding device aiming and/or movement in beam centers due to satellite’s inclination and eccentricity, and field general orbital mechanics questions, primarily, regarding geosynchronous satellites. Using enterprise messaging services, conduct operational surveys and generate travel cables and system notification to AOR to include performing cable coordination (i.e., knowing who to include in the cable). This position is a great opportunity for a mid-level SATCOM Engineer to gain valuable experience while supporting critical operations for our customer. Selected candidate will be trained and mentored into a subject matter expert over the period of the next few years while in this position however, must be willing to learn.

 

Job Duties Include:

 

 

  • Follow standard operating procedures to provide support for the infrastructure and customers during live testing and operations. 

  • Responsible to work as part of a team for monitoring network performance and data flow, keeping accurate logs, assisting customers with mission planning, data delivery and providing stakeholder notifications as appropriate. 

  • Assist with system verification and regression tests associated with agile software deployments. 

  • Support occasional shift work (less than 20% time) and be on rotational pager duty, an assignment shared amongst the team of system operators. 

  • The operations center normally provides support during extended business hours, but does have occasional shift work to support customer activities.

 Qualifications:

  • 10 + years working in SATCOM 
  • Extensive experience working with complex systems across multiple network domains
  • 10 years of Windows, Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Office Products to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of enterprise system monitoring tools such as Nagios or Solar Winds
  • Ability to communicate technical issues clearly and effectively
  • Ability to execute assignments with little supervision and actively participate in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work occasional surge support
  • Ability to work shift hours as needed to support customers
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and build system expertise over time 

Qualifications

 

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors in engineering, computer systems, or relevant technical area and 10 year as a System Engineer 

 



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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