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Senior Systems Engineer Ground/COMM Architect

Job ID: 210017
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 5, 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

Description

Job Description:  Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.

NSS Sector has an opening for a senior systems engineer ground/communications architect to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services to an IC customer. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that determine the current and future national space systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Working across multiple Directorates and Offices to identify and define future space capability needs
  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders
  • Identifying and defining future space capability needs
  • Identifying key architecture and system level trades
  • Developing strategies in support of IC and Department of Defense (DoD) architectures
  • Assessing the performance of current and future architecture concepts
  • Providing technical and programmatic guidance to the architecture and system level requirements process
  • Assisting in development of mission and enterprise-level Concepts of Operations
  • Developing architecture models to capture the holistic view of the enterprise
  • Preparing briefings for senior decision makers

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 14 years of relevant experience
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Strong technical fundamentals in IC space collectors, command and control, mission control, and mission processing
  • Experience with use of architecting to support senior level enterprise decision making
  • Proven experience/familiarity with architecture tools
  • Proven experience with the use of architecting across IC
  • Architecture domain understanding from a holistic enterprise perspective
  • Ability to understand and articulate complex concepts involving space and ground-based systems/communications architecture
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to generate Analysis of Alternatives (AOA), performance of gap analyses, defined use cases, and identify/create appropriate supporting metrics
  • Experience in developing capability statements and system requirements
  • Ability to recommend space enterprise architecture tradeoffs, impacts, and advancement
  • Experience in development and use of modeling for architecture solutions
  • Firm understanding of architecture and system modeling tools, methodologies, and simulation techniques (i.e., Discrete, Monte Carlo, etc.)
  • Understanding of core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes
  • Experience with lifecycle readiness from System Requirements Review through system decommissioning
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually or on a team within a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forums

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
  • Experience with IC customer’s Request for Change (RFC) process and the Engineering Review Board process
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Knowledge of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Experience in Cameo, Rhapsody, and SysML applications
  • Prior US military and/or IC customer 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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