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Next Gen GEO Lead Space Engineer

Job ID: 2019321
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 11, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

Make a difference for national security by joining a team of dedicated professionals in El Segundo, CA who assist the US Air Force in developing and deploying the next generation of satellites and ground systems for missile warning (MW) and environmental monitoring (EM) capabilities.  These systems alert senior military officials when missile launches occur around the globe, as well as enable global naval vessel and troop movements by providing mission-critical weather data to ensure safe passage.


Our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team has an immediate need for a Senior Systems Engineer with space vehicle and mission integration experience in Department of Defense (DoD) space-based systems. Candidate will provide systems engineering and integration expertise in support of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Next Generation GEO (NGG) program.  
Candidate will provide systems engineering and integration support for OPIR space segment to insure requirements, interfaces, and concepts of operations (CONOPS) are captured and documented to insure delivery of critical mission capabilities. Candidate should have experience with system acquisition, systems engineering lifecycle, system integration planning, risk management, architecture, operations concepts, requirements and interface development and maturation for space and ground systems.  


Major duties of the position include:

  • Supporting the customer in defining, capturing, and maintaining the technical, schedule, and cost risks throughout the system lifecycle and developing risk mitigation courses of action and assessing impacts of risks and proposed changes.
  • Collaborating with prime contractors, other team contractors, government civilians, members of the U.S. Air Force, and external mission stakeholders.
  • Evaluating contractor architectures, operations concepts, specifications and interface products for completeness and suitability.   
  • Providing architecture, operations concept, requirements, and interface control documentation support for integration of space vehicle and ground systems under development.
  • Leading interface trade studies in collaboration with development, operations, and sustainment stakeholders to evaluate and optimize interfaces in support of operational requirements.
  • Managing interdependencies, identifying disconnects, between current and future architectures, requirements, and interfaces, and resolving system issues.

Qualifications

Required Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 17+ Years of demonstrated experience of system engineering and integration experience with space, and/or ground segments of DoD or NRO programs with a proven delivery record or Master’s Degree in Math, Science or Engineering with 15+ years of experience. 
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and a team player, comfortable with matrixed organizations and leading through influence across multiple organizations
  • At least 10 years of experience working with space vehicle bus subsystems and payload design and integration requirements.
  • Experience working across space and ground segment organizations to coordinate and identify system integration requirements that ensure end-to-end mission performance requirements are met.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space or space and ground systems.
  • Experience providing technical analyses, architecture trade-studies, and program management support to a government customer. 
  • Proactive engineer who takes the initiative to identify, own and solve customer problems.
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Mission experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience using collaborative tools (Confluence, Jira, Livelink, Sharepoint, MS Teams)
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience using Sparx Enterprise Architect or other comparable tools.
  • Active Top Secret Clearance


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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