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Mission Assurance Engineer- Space Systems

Job ID: 2018129
Location: REDONDO BEACH, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 15, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
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 looking for a Mission Assurance Engineer with technical expertise in major space systems acquisitions mission assurance. This position is in Redondo Beach, California requiring an active TS/SCI with Poly.

The selected candidate will be an integral participant in executing the mission assurance program for the System Program Office (SPO). Candidate should be experienced in mission assurance and quality systems requirements for large spacecraft development prime contractors. Candidate will be expected to support incorporation of new resiliency requirements as they are developed for SPO programs. Activities leverage on an understanding of full life cycle system support, from procurement to launch, including MA requirements analysis, MA requirements tracking, MA or quality system design and an understanding of quality/mission assurance functions during flight hardware manufacturing, test, system integration, system level test, delivery and sell- off.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer, but are not limited to:

  • Support the customer at weekly and monthly MA activities including program office meetings, teleconferences, enterprise level meetings, and factory mission assurance forums as required
  • Participate in development contractor mission assurance/quality assurance activities and forums to include Parts, Materials and Processes (PM&P) Control Board, subcontractor audits, Functional Configuration Audits (FCA) and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Corrective/ Preventive Action Boards, and Failure Review Boards
  • Support the development, application and monitoring of the government MA Standards for analysis and prevention of issues that have caused failures, launch delays, reduced mission life or performance or resulted in significant rework
  • Support the development of mission assurance profiles to include tailoring of mission assurance standards for new systems and initiatives
  • Understand radiation environment, requirements, and tests and analyses to verify performance against the requirements
  • Provide support to develop and monitor the SPO Quality Assurance program which is based upon Quality Assurance Standards in the NRO Mission Assurance Plan
  • Provide expert technical knowledge across machining, electronic fabrication, chemical processing, inspection techniques, assembly and integration, destructive/nondestructive testing, production management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Parts, Material and Processes (PM&P)
  • Support unit manufacturing reviews from a QA and PM&P perspective as needed
  • Evaluate waivers and deviations to requirements for deliverable hardware and software as they are submitted for SPO approval
  • Review and coordinate QA and PM&P actions with all members of the customer technical team including FFRDC PM&P representatives
  • Track issues, significant accomplishments, upcoming events, and provide weekly status updates to the customer
  • Coordinate with customer lead, other spacecraft subsystem leads, branch and division chiefs as requested
  • Provide support to anomaly investigations as required by the customer for prime contractor and sub-contractor development and manufacturing
  • Provide technical evaluation of Mission Assurance efforts in engineering change proposals












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.


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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