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Sr Principal Systems Engineer - Modeling and Simulation

Job ID: 2011654
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is pursuing a ground-breaking opportunity in support of the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) acceleration in development and fielding of new military space capabilities. SAIC is looking for motivated, innovative, career and customer-oriented individuals to join our team in support of this space effort and provide SDA with architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that enable futuristic improvements for U.S. space based capabilities. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness with the ability to apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts in support of the SDA’s mission.

 

The candidate for this position will support the entire SAIC effort in support of SDA, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Conduct a range of modeling, simulation, and analysis in areas such as space mission design, orbital maneuvers, orbit estimation, space debris, and space situational awareness
  • Develop and mature analysis software tools

  • Provide technical expertise in the modeling and analysis of space systems and their broader system-of-systems architectures

  • Conduct trade studies and comparative performance assessments of system and architecture alternatives to inform customer investment decisions/recommendations

The candidate will be responsible for these specific duties:

  • Orbit and constellation design and analysis

  • Mission analysis and planning

  • System, space vehicle, and payload trade studies

  • Ground system design

  • Positioning, navigation, and timing

  • End-to-End testing


Qualifications

Candidate Skills and Experience:
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative solution design addressing the SDA mission

  • Proven pioneer in space related capabilities or innovation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience

  • Strong technical background in orbit mechanics/astrodynamics

  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and analysis

  • Expertise in one or more of the following technical disciplines required: space mission analysis and design, orbital propagation and perturbations, orbit estimation, orbital maneuvers, launch vehicle and satellite operations, collision risk and debris analyses, missile defense analyses, and modeling and simulation

  • Proven ability to interact effectively with colleagues

  • Excellent written and oral (briefing) communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance




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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