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Systems Engineer

Job ID: 208306
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, 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: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

 

SAIC is seeking experienced professionals to join the National Security Group (NSG).  NSG provides specialized program management, engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.

 

NSG has an opening for a Ground System Engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer. The customer is developing next-generation of space and ground systems architectures, hardware and software solutions.

 

The Ground System Engineer supports the SPO in a technical capacity for planning, integration, execution, monitoring and oversight of ground systems acquisitions that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture.  The Ground System Engineer is an individual contributor and member of a team of SMEs that work to support the Government through lifecycle systems engineering and management processes to deliver desired capabilities, recommend cost-effective enhancements, and meet overall program objectives.  Specifically, the Ground System Engineer:  

 

Serves as the SPO representative technical expert in developing architecture artifacts that convey graphical understanding of the ground system functions, designs and operation

 

  • Serves as the SPO representative technical expert in developing engineering products that convey understanding of the ground system functions, designs, and subsequent operation 

  • Coordinates with technical domain SMEs and program stakeholders to achieve a detailed understanding of the systems and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements 

  • Develops and present briefings to engineering boards to guide the SPO through the engineering and acquisition trade space 

  • Supports COTRs and Developers refine understanding and designs based upon coordination and collaboration with technical domain SMEs and stakeholders

  • Recommends solutions and methods appropriate for digital communications that cross classification boundaries (multi-domain security environments - Collateral and SCI

  • Provide oversight of acquisitions, with specific focus on the ground systems elements, functionality, interfaces, and operations to ensure end-to-end system closure

  • Reviews Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) deliverables to ensure content, technical accuracy, and sufficiency of design details to meet program requirements and objectives

  • Participates in technical interchange meetings amongst program team (Government, SETA, FFRDC, Developer)  

 

 


Qualifications


  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills 

  • Expert in ground systems design and development

  • Expert in cloud-based environments with a sound understanding of system deployment and operations in these environments

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 

      

    Desired Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge with NRO ground systems 

  • Familiarity with SW development lifecycles and accompanying methodologies 

  • Understanding of SW architectures and optimization of SW in cloud-based environments

  • Familiarity with network architecture and design

  • Understanding of message structures and formats, including how to optimize message traffic over defined network architectures (all layers of OSI stack)

  • Current NRO-adjudicated clearance and polygraph 

 



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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