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Senior Principal Communications Systems Engineer

Job ID: 207579
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Principal Communications Systems Engineer SME to join our team in El Segundo, CA. This position will provide technical, project, and managerial leadership of a systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Military Satellite Communications. This position supports Systems Engineering & Integration activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.


The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Air Force’s Space and Missiles System Center. We support the Air Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.


Responsibilities:

  • Apply Model Based System Engineering to support development of the program technical baselines
  • Analyze system requirements that define the technical baseline and verification of the technical baseline
  • Work with Government and contractor personnel to close gaps in flow of customer requirements down through the system and component levels
  • Lead and supporting Government/Contractor Working Group meetings—by creating briefings, leading discussion, and writing minutes to resolve risks, requirement gaps, and action items
  • Review proposed changes to the technical baseline for impacts to capabilities and to cross-stakeholder integration concerns
  • Facilitate review of program documents by providing comments, compiling other reviewer comments, and working with contractor to adjudicate the comments
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to assess technical issues and to prepare briefings to U.S. Air Force management
  • Support management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions


Qualifications

  • BS and MS in engineering with specialization in Communications systems
  • Knowledge of the MILSATCOM LDR and XDR waveform and protocols
  • Proficient in using Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • 14+ years’ demonstrated experience with space or aeronautical systems engineering & integration programs and projects
  • 14+ years’ working in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline/systems specification, verification or analysis using engineering applications and simulation models
  • 10+ years’ experience with MILSATCOM, such as MILSTAR, AEHF, EPS, TSAT, WGS, FAB-T terminal programs
  • Experience working with military or DoD civilian clients
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret Clearance is required 

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in Engineering
  • Management qualifications, such as MBA or PMP
  • Systems engineering certifications, such as ESEP, CSEP, OCSMP
  • Experience with ground and airborne systems, such as terminals and networks
  • Experience with communication satellite/terminal performance analyses, link budgets and interfaces


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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