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Cleared Space Engineering Intern

Job ID: 2015439
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2020
Category: Student
Subcategory: Intern Technical
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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


SAIC is seeking cleared professionals to join the National Security Customer Group (NSCG). The NSCG provides specialized engineering, analysis, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the future of national security-related space systems. For the summer of 2021, NSCG has several internship positions available. These interns will be conducting analysis and technical advisory services for an IC research and development (R&D) customer. This customer is developing the next generation of space systems and ground architectures.
Roles and responsibilities potentially include:

- Work side-by-side with existing subject matter experts in orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, optics, Radio Frequency (RF), communications, and/or modeling and simulation
- Develop modeling and simulation tools to assist with analysis of complex, technical problems relating to a wide variety of spacecraft and systems
- Work with the customer to explore new missions, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), and architectures to solve some of the hardest intelligence problems facing the nation
- Develop algorithms to perform analysis and produce much-needed data products
- Maintain and improve large scale simulations to support multiple missions - Integrate existing models from mission partners into simulations - Model dynamic agent behaviors
- Evaluate complex results and determine engineering recommendations based on analysis - Quickly translate user needs into effective software solutions
- Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required
Areas of Technical Interest:
- Electro-optical, RF, and radar sensor systems
- Information Systems / Network Engineering
- Space systems
- Modeling & simulation software development
- Emerging and cutting edge technologies
- Operations Research
- Statistics
- Game Theory
- Data Analytics
- Relational databases
- Graph theory


- Pursuit of BS in a STEM degree  
- Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams 
- Must have an active Top Secret/SCI security clearance w/poly

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience using C, Python, R, SQL, postgreSQL, linux, TCL/Tk, MATLAB, VB, and/or STK 
- Experience modeling and simulating complex systems - Knowledge of IC systems and terminology 
- Previous internship or work experience


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 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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