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Army Night Vison Sensor Scientist

Job ID: 212324
Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an innovative Sensor Scientist to lead advanced NVESD R&D initiatives as it relates to the design, oversight, assessment and employment of sensor architectures through software applications for all tactical environments and end user applications. 

This position is contingent upon contract award and will be located at Ft. Belvoir, VA

Candidate will define specifications for new products and projects in conjunction with industry and technical government specialists. Candidate must have experience with a broad range of specialized sensors (thermal, optical, RF/Microwave, acoustic, etc..), current force and emerging tactical networks, Common Operation Pictures (COPS), mounted and dismounted power solutions, and efficient delivery of sensor data using efficient data transmission techniques. Candidate will support the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Special Products and Prototyping Division (SSPD) and its mission to develop, prototype, evaluate and provide worldwide field support of advanced R&D and specialized sensors for NVESD and other agencies. 



  • PhD in physics, material science, electrical engineering, computer science or other scientific discipline with 10 years of applicable work experience directly related to the development, enhancement, integration, and application of newly developed sensors with existing and candidate end to end system of system architectures.  
  • Candidate will be required to show sensor effectiveness through sustainable sensor integration techniques, sensor optimization methods, and the maturation of end user software applications for demonstration.  
  • Candidate must be proficient in managing, developing, delivering, and sustaining multiple complex system engineering and software engineering projects in an agile environment.  



  • Secret Clearance is required with ability to obtain TOP SECRET clearance

Target salary range: $165,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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