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Sr. Principal GNC Systems Engineer (Horizon)

Job ID: 215917
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, 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: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a seasoned Senior Principal Systems Engineer on the Horizon Program with background in Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) to support the U. S. Space Force (USSF) in their efforts to develop and deploy next-generation and advanced capability space systems. Under the Special Programs (SP) Directorate at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in El Segundo, the position provides systems engineering and acquisition strategy in support of a portfolio of programs designed to gain, maintain and exploit space superiority.  This includes space launch, global positioning, military space vehicle communications, defense meteorological space vehicles, range systems, space vehicle control networks, space-based infrared systems, and space situational awareness capabilities.  Ideal candidates will have a strong systems engineering, technical program management background and the ability to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provides leadership advice on: acquisition strategies for next-generation systems; program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging to key operational and acquisition government, industry, and media stakeholders
  • Provide end to end systems engineering and technical support, perform independent risk assessment and evaluate program management and technical review execution (DoD 5000.02 framework)
  • Assess program design and viability from a technical, perspective for program planning and execution
  • Coordinate Government activities and contractor, sub-contractor, and vendor oversight efforts throughout the system life-cycle
  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and requirements traceability
  • Day-to-day management of various systems and space safety programs
  • Develops, evaluates and ensures program level documentation aligns with assigned programs under the Directorate in support of Directorate leadership
  • Engages and coordinates with SMC Center Staff, HQ AFSPC, and HQ USAF on behalf of Directorate leadership to resolve documentation issues in line with Directorate commander's intent and priorities

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant discipline and 14+ years of technical program management, systems engineering and acquisition within the areas of Space, Space Control, and Reconnaissance
  • Experience with rapid capability prototyping and/or fielding
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Active TS/SCI clearance in JPAS or in-scope SSBI and with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination

 

 

 

 




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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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