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Radar Satellite Engineer

Job ID: 2012852
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 26, 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 Radar Satellite Engineer to provide radar sensor expertise and technical assistance within a Government Program Office. The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.


In this role, you will apply engineering knowledge and operational expertise to oversee Radar development activities as part of the planning and execution of a next generation Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) satellite architecture. 


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

  • Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, payload development contractors, and operational user community representatives.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to support the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of Radar sensors including development of the radar processors and antennas
  • Assist in understanding radar GEOINT user needs, analyzing operational/user requirements, and developing acquisition requirements to flow-down to responsible acquisition offices.
  • Participate in system design activities, as necessary, to determine if the proposed design is adequate to meet the established operational requirements.
  • Support the customer in the oversight of radar development, integration, and test activities and provide feedback to the GPOC
  • Assess radar payload technical performance and identify risks to program plans and schedules.
  • Proactively identify and assess emerging technical and programmatic risks at the enterprise and system level and then work with the GPOC to develop and evaluate mitigation approaches
  • Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates, orally and in writing
  • Author, review, and coordinate documents

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with current Polygraph
  • Experience working in a satellite System Program Office (SPO) or a satellite development facility
  • Able to confidently and proactively execute Government customer intent, within the bounds of a SETA’s authority but in the absence of detailed Government direction 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working at an operational ground station or as field representative in support of satellite operations
  • Minimum of 9 years of engineering experience with radar satellite development activities 



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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