SAIC is seeking an Hardware
Assurance (HwA) Systems Engineer to support the Strategic Technology Protection
& Exploitation (STP&E) directorate within the Office of the Under
Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSDRE) in the development
and application of system security engineering and program protection for the
Department of Defense (DoD) major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs).
The successful candidate
will support the identification of system assurance and program protection risks
and mitigating strategies to protect the United States’ most advanced military
include, but are not limited to:
- Develop, review, and
recommend HwA policy, guidance, training, and best practices that align HwA
implementation across the DoD program acquisition lifecycle.
- Support Joint Federated
Assurance Center (JFAC) committee and working group activities, e.g., meetings,
briefings, draft work products, to ensure HwA considerations are incorporated
into JFAC operations.
- Facilitate briefings to
senior leadership and SMEs on program protection policy, guidance, and
expectations, particularly in the area of HwA.
- Provide weekly status
updates to senior Department of Defense officials.
- Serve as a HwA subject
matter expert (SME) to other DoD Components.
- Coordinate Office of the
Secretary of Defense (OSD) efforts with Army, Navy, Air Force, other DoD
Component, and United States Government stakeholders.
- Review and provide
recommendations on Program Protection Plans (PPPs) and other acquisition and
requirements documentation for MDAPs on OSD oversight for appropriate inclusion
and application of HwA policy and guidance.
- Support other tasks and
areas of subject matter expertise, to include the Trusted & Assured
Microelectronics (T&AM) program, AT, and software assurance (SwA), to
ensure HwA equities are addressed.
- Support the development,
coordination, and implementation of system security engineering (SSE) and HwA
policy, guidance, and lessons learned including support to the Strategic
Radiation-Hardened Electronics Council (SRHEC) and facilitation of the
development of DoD microelectronics policy.
- Develop and track
Congressional responses and other requirements and activities in support of the
National Defense Authorization Act, Government Accountability Office, Office of
the Inspector General, national and DoD initiatives, etc.
- Bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, device
physics or related field.
- 3+ years of experience with
defense acquisitions (e.g., systems engineering technical reviews (SETR)) or
defense policy and guidance (e.g., DoD instructions, directives, etc.).
- 3+ years of experience with
senior customer relationship management.
- Knowledge of DoDI 5000
series weapon system acquisition.
- Knowledge of the Planning,
Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.
- Ability to adapt to rapidly
changing requirements, stakeholders, and environment.
- Experience in planning and
coordinating technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse
- Experience in preparing,
coordinating, and presenting briefings.
written and verbal communication skills.
- Active Secret clearance
- Experience with program protection, system security engineering, or US export policy (e.g., International Transfer of Arms Regulation (ITAR)).
- Experience working in the area of microelectronics, semiconductor device fabrication and/or foundry operations, radiation-hardened electronics, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), defense electronics industrial base or related areas.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the DoD organizational structure, OSD inter-office coordination, and communication protocols.
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