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Sr. Mission Operations Engineer

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Job ID: 2012032
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
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

Description

SAIC is seeking a SATCOM Engineer (SE) to support an enterprise SATCOM program. The candidate must be detail oriented, understand satellite orbital mechanics, and be able to conduct engineering calculations and produce drawings to support equipment deployments. 


Job Duties Include:
  • Manipulate and display SATCOM beam data and assist with processing large quantities of data, as well as filed customer questions regarding device aiming and/or movement in beam centers due to satellites’ s inclination and eccentricity, and field general orbital mechanics questions, primarily regarding geosynchronous satellites.

  • Willing to learn the associated tools for tasking, planning, research and data routing of the SATCOM program, as well as tools for operations center support and system health/performance monitoring. 

  • Provide frequency selection assistance, Perform spectral surveys, Provide near 24 hour technical support to customers in the field, troubleshooting, notifications and technical questions.

  • Analyze system performance measurements and participate in system-of system level troubleshooting, working with disparate system engineering teams to identify, analyze, and resolve technical issues and verity modifications with enhancements.

  • Frequency Management support, work with users and the broad frequency management community (e.g. FMWG), to help ensure continued access to the RF spectrum.

  • Perform day-to-day operational support for the planning and tasking of the operational system, providing Systems Engineering and Integration expertise addressing planning requirements gathering and validation for smooth integration to operational system.

  • Leverage associated tools for tasking, planning, research and data routing of the SATCOM program, as well as tools for operations center support and system health/performance monitoring.

  • Use enterprise messaging services, conduct operational surveys and generate travel cables and system notification to AOR.

  • Follow standard operating procedures to provide support for the infrastructure and customers during live testing and operations. 

  • Responsible for monitoring network performance and data flow, keeping accurate logs, assisting customers with mission planning, data delivery and providing stakeholder notifications as appropriate.

  • Support new electronic device technologies, and software defined radio developments.

  • Support systems engineering support in satellite communications to characterize usage for a new state of the art small form-factor radios using best practice systems engineering principles in addition to documentation results for distribution to multiple levels of decision-making authorities.


 



Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI w/Poly.
  • BS in engineering, computer systems, or relevant technical area and 14 years as a System Engineer
  • 8 + years working in SATCOM 
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required ~15 % of time.
  • Understand satellite orbital mechanics; some familiarity with two line segments.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues clearly and effectively and execute assignments with little supervision and actively participate in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work occasional surge support
  • Ability to work shift hours as needed to support customers
  • Experience with Windows, Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic for Applications.
  • Operations center experience and Knowledge of enterprise system monitoring tools.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with programming or scripting language for test development/automation
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications and enterprise messaging services or at least willing to learn these tools. 

 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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