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In Plant Satellite Integration Engineer

Job ID: 2010593
Location: SUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 27, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
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: None
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an In-Plant Satellite Factory Integration & Test Engineer to support a dynamic program in Sunnyvale, CA. This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI with Poly


As a customer In-Plant Satellite Factory Integration & Test (I&T) Engineer, provide government customer insight at satellite contractor facility during design, manufacture, integration, test and launch phases.  Responsibilities will include oversight of various contractor I&T activities; identifying and resolving technical issue by leading and influencing contractor efforts in successfully delivering satellite for on orbit operations.


Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, satellite subsystems developers, and other subject matter experts.

  • Facilitates communications between Customer Program Office and contractor team and provide written daily and weekly status reports to customer program office

  • Identify, communicate and lead program team to address and resolve technical  and programmatic issues

  • Review, assess and evaluate contractor satellite assembly, integration and test plans and procedures

  • Perform test engineering and requirements flow down assessment on all satellite level test plans, procedures and reports

  • Provide analysis support on satellite test results to verify the satellite design satisfies the system requirements.

  • Performs Spacecraft level requirements satisfaction analysis and Functional & Physical Configuration Audits (FCA/PCA)

  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to adjudicate and resolve anomalies by direct fact finding, audits, inquiries, and investigations of processing, testing, or operational failures.

  • Assist in ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards or that appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.

  • 24/7 shift work may be required




 This position requires 14 years of experience with a bachelors degree or 12 years with a masters degree. 

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree with extensive EE experience

  • 10 or more years of Spacecraft systems engineering experience with integration and test experience

  • Experience working in satellite development, manufacturing, and I&T

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills (including collaborative communication skills)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills    

Desired Qualifications:
  • MS in Electrical, Software, or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with multiple satellite programs and satellite System Engineering Integration and Test
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, satellite integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities"


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 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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