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Ground Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal (Horizon)

Job ID: 2012351
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 12, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Principal Ground Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering, acquisition strategy, and technical support to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY).


The position requires an individual with experience in technical programs, technical program management, and systems engineering of DoD space ground systems. Specific useful experience includes systems engineering, integration and test, agile software development, development operations (DevOps), ground systems development.


Qualified applicants must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.


Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Performs Systems Engineering activities related to developing and deploying a system architecture.
  • Performs assessment of development contractor design, provides oversight to development contractor development efforts, manages development operations (DevOps) capabilities, performs requirements decomposition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system performance analysis, Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA).
  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and meeting mission requirements traceability.
  • Ensure program level documentation is aligned with Directorate and higher headquarters guidance for program planning and execution.
  • Develops and evaluates program level documentation for SMC/SY assigned programs in support of Directorate leadership. Engages and coordinates with SMC Center Staff, HQ AFSPC, and HQ USAF on behalf of Directorate leadership to resolve documentation issues in line with Directorate “commander’s intent” and priorities.
  • Provides leadership advice on: acquisition strategies for next-generation systems; program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging to key operational and acquisition government, industry, and media stakeholders.
  • Ensures the functional decomposition of requirements into total systems solutions to meet technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, develops and manages trade studies.
  • Must be able to translate customer capability needs into technical requirements.

Space Superiority Systems Directorate Overview: The Space Superiority Systems Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It has a multi-billion-dollar budget, 350-person program office, and 1,500- person industry team at multiple locations throughout the country to support operational systems worldwide. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space- superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.

 

Qualifications

  • BS Degree and minimum of 14 years related space and/or ground satellite systems engineering experience with solid understanding of full life cycle development, integration and test.
  • Master's Degree requires minimum of 12 years of related experience and PhD requires a minimum of 9 years of experience.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office

Qualified applicants must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced Degree
  • 12+ years of experience in direct application of Systems Engineering principals to Space or Ground Satellite systems
  • Agile software development experience
  • Experience with development operations (DevOps)
  • DoD Space Acquisition and Program Management Experience (especially Space Control experience)
  • Application of Model Based Systems Engineering and MBSE tool sets
  • Ability to use Matlab and/or AGI STK and Toolkits
  • INCOSE SE certification (CSEP/ESEP)
  • PMP Certification
  • Prior Military Service

 


 

 



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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