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Weapon System Engineer

Job ID: 213528
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Weapon System Engineer to provide support to the Department of Defense (DoD).

The Engineer will provide support and assess Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID programs and other special interest programs. Using knowledge of weapons systems acquisition, warfighting domains and technology areas, the candidate will participate in Independent Technical Risk Assessments (https://ac.cto.mil/itra/) and System Engineering Technical Reviews. The reviews look at various weapon system domains including Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Land Systems, Missiles and Bombs, Ships/Submarine, Space and Missile Defense, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4SIR) types of systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). The Engineer will consider the full spectrum of technology, manufacturing, engineering, and integration risk. These areas could include mission capability, technology, system development, MOSA, software, security, manufacturing, sustainment, and their potential impact on cost, schedule, and performance.

Duties include:

  • Provide technical expertise and support in specific warfighting platform domains as lead action officer (AO) for the customer’s review team. In particular, identify engineering-related issues and risks; perform root cause analysis; and recommend issue recovery plans or risk mitigation plans to the customer regarding programs under review.
  • Advise and support customer leadership on the formulation and coordination of DoD Engineering policies, guidance, and activities to implement the DoD’s chartered responsibilities for enabling DoD systems engineering.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree and fourteen (14) years of experience;Master’s degree and twelve (12) years of experience in STEM or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience supporting MDAP/ACAT I-D programs and the DoD acquisition process
  • Ten years of experience overseeing engineering activities (e.g., requirements, design, integration, and test)
  • Eight years of experience supporting DoD MDAPs, developmental test and evaluation, and systems engineering and analysis in one or more of the following areas:  Air Warfare, Cyber and Information Systems, Land and Expeditionary Warfare, Naval Warfare, or Space and Missile Defense.
  • Familiarity with the DoDI 5000 series, to include the Defense Acquisition Guide (DAG)
  • Prior OSD/PEO Staff-level experience desired
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, briefing (written and verbal) and coordinating senior-level technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse participants.

Clearance

  • Active TS/SCI level clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated Industry/DoD leadership in the engineering technical field 10 years active duty military experience
  • DAWIA Level 3 (PM, T&E, SE)
  • Certified System Engineering Professional
  • Certified Test & Evaluation Professional



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Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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