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Principal Systems Engineer - Space Ops

Job ID: 2011658
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 12, 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:

  • Distill customer requirements into actionable development objectives

  • Work with external and internal stakeholders to generate requirements documentation and specifications. Maintain these documents through their lifetime

  • Collaborate with subsystem representatives across team boundaries to consider all necessary trades and ensure end-to-end mission success

  • Assist with Ground Segment architecture and design, including software and hardware architectures

  • Plan for and execute the build-out of accredited and operational systems and facilities supporting space vehicle operations globally

  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of project master schedules and regularly report modifications to customers

The candidate will be responsible for these specific duties:

  • High-fidelity, real-time testing using hardware and software components

  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulations

  • Space vehicle to ground systems integration laboratory


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 ten (10) years or more of related experience; Master’s degree in engineering or business field from a recognized institution and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience

  • Professional experience working with ground systems for launch or space vehicles

  • Prior experience working on government programs

  • 3+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects

  • 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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