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RF Senior Systems Engineer

Job ID: 210490
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 19, 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 radio frequency (RF) senior systems engineer 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, external stakeholders, and development contractors
  • Identifying and defining future space capability needs
  • Identifying key architecture and system level trades
  • Modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Developing Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations
  • Developing enterprise, system, function, performance, and interface requirements
  • Supporting resiliency activities/initiatives on behalf of the customer
  • Manage the Request for Change (RFC) process as it relates to updating requirement baselines
  • Providing comprehensive technical analysis of alternatives and advising customer on technical approaches
  • 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
  • Demonstrated competence in RF satellite communications technologies
  • Demonstrated competence in communications, networking, and/or IT infrastructure life cycle development, to include:  requirements definition, specifications and standards, and industry best practices
  • Experience developing or implementing communications architectures
  • Familiarity with systems engineering and systems integration for DoD, IC or Civil satellite and ground systems
  • Experience in space communications - hardware, antennas, RF, and digital communications systems
  • Strong analysis, problem-solving skills both independently and in a team setting
  • Understanding and use of various frameworks and infrastructure implementations used in satellite communications systems and their supporting signal processing and data dissemination systems
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated dependability, self-motivation, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with Government customers, contractors, and team members
  • Ability to support multiple active projects concurrently

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
  • Experience with IC customer’s RFC process and the Engineering Review Board process
  • Systems Tool Kit (STK) certification
  • Experience in Cameo, Rhapsody, and SysML applications
  • Prior US military and/or IC customer experience
  • Experience with satellite telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C), command and control, and mission payload systems
  • 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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