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COMSEC Engineer

Job ID: 2017430
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 17, 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 looking for a COMSEC Engineer to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, Virginia. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly.


Payload Engineering requires a COMSEC engineer with technical expertise in COMSEC design.  This person will be part-time with PEB, part time with CCD.  The selected candidate will be an integral participant in COMSEC trades, subsystem design, performance analysis, and hardware/software development and certification.  Key areas of focus include COMSEC implementation trades, performance predictions and/or evaluations, system impact evaluations, security planning and certification.  The candidate should also be knowledgeable in space system development with a particular focus in COMSEC insertion and implementation.  The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer.

  • Support the customer in the oversight of the design, integration, test and certification of COMSEC subsystems
  • Provide expert advice and coordination concerning COMSEC development
    • Assess feasibility of new digital insertions and digital functionality enhancements
    • Review and coordinate on changes to specifications, ICDs, and system level requirements documentation pertaining to the functionality and accommodation of COMSEC hardware onto the satellite bus.
    • Review COMSEC specifications for accuracy and ensure documentation is complete and accurate
    • Review drawings, documents and procedures for COMSEC design, manufacturing, integration, security, program planning & execution:  provide comments to the contractor and/or Government
    • Tack development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events.  Provide weekly status updates to the customer
    • Develop COMSEC models for performance evaluations and predictions as required.
    • Attend ground and payload level design reviews and program management reviews to assess COMSEC design maturity, requirements compliance, and to provide informed technical recommendations to the U.S. Government.
    • Identify and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans
    • Review prime contractor readiness to proceed into COMSEC certification, manufacturing and test
    • Provide expert advice/analysis on interface considerations for new COMSEC developments
    • Coordinate with payload subsystem leads, branch chiefs, and Division Chiefs both within S&L and outward to SE&I/AP in support of new payload and payload subsystem initiatives. 
  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as required by the customer
  • Attend branch meetings as appropriate at the request of the customer to coordinate support activities
  • Provide technical evaluation of payload efforts in contractor Engineering Change Proposals
  • Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR, pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide technically based recommendations regarding satisfaction of COMSEC related review entrance and exit criteria
  • Provide support to factory integration and test activities as required
  • Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts
  • Advise and mentor USG Payload and CCD subsystem personnel regarding COMSEC subsystem design elements
  • Other duties as specified by the customer

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience



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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