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In Plant Satellite Integration Engineer

Job ID: 2016917
Location: SUNNYVALE, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
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


SAIC is looking for an In-Plant Satellite Factory Integration & Test Engineer to support a dynamic program in Sunnyvale, CA. This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI with Poly


As a customer In-Plant Satellite Factory Integration & Test (I&T) Engineer, provide government customer insight at satellite contractor facility during design, manufacture, integration, test and launch phases.  Responsibilities will include oversight of various contractor I&T activities; identifying and resolving technical issue by leading and influencing contractor efforts in successfully delivering satellite for on orbit operations.


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

  •  Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, satellite subsystems developers, and other subject matter experts.

  • Facilitates communications between Customer Program Office and contractor team and provide written daily and weekly status reports to customer program office

  • Identify, communicate and lead program team to address and resolve technical  and programmatic issues

  • Review, assess and evaluate contractor satellite assembly, integration and test plans and procedures

  • Perform test engineering and requirements flow down assessment on all satellite level test plans, procedures and reports

  • Provide analysis support on satellite test results to verify the satellite design satisfies the system requirements.

  • Performs Spacecraft level requirements satisfaction analysis and Functional & Physical Configuration Audits (FCA/PCA)

  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to adjudicate and resolve anomalies by direct fact finding, audits, inquiries, and investigations of processing, testing, or operational failures.

  • Assist in ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards or that appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.

  • 24/7 shift work may be required




 This position requires 14 years of experience with a bachelors degree or 12 years with a masters degree. 

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other engineering degree with extensive EE experience

  • 10 or more years of Spacecraft systems engineering experience with integration and test experience

  • Experience working in satellite development, manufacturing, and I&T

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills (including collaborative communication skills)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills    

Desired Qualifications:
  • MS in Electrical, Software, or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with multiple satellite programs and satellite System Engineering Integration and Test
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, satellite integration and test, and Launch and Initialization (L&I) activities"


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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