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SmallSat Design Systems Engineer

Job ID: 216237
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 25, 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 with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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ARMY VETERAN, DIGITAL ENGINEER EXPERT

Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Small Satellite (SmallSat) Design Systems Engineer to join our team. SAIC provides specialized analysis, engineering, design, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support development of next generation and generation after next national security systems based on land, at sea, in air, and in space.

SAIC has an opening for a SmallSat Design Systems Engineer to provide analysis, engineering, and technical advisory services to an IC systems and technology research and development (R&D) customer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical review and assessment of Small Satellite (SmallSat) spacecraft concepts, architectures, systems, technologies, interfaces, and operations.
  • Advise on issues of applicability and feasibility of relevant technologies to future SmallSat spacecraft, mission payloads, communication systems, ground systems, launch systems, and operations concepts.
  • Analyze alternatives to optimize performance and improve understanding of system, technology, and architecture trades.
  • Prepare deliverables including technical and programmatic assessments provided through oral briefings and/or written reports presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Brief USG and industry, as requested.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to acquisition planning, source selection, and related programmatic processes including development of acquisition support documents.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Must have active TS/SCI with poly.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or 3 years with Master’s degree.
  • Technical understanding of systems engineering and integration of satellite systems, mission payloads, ground systems, communication systems, and launch systems.
  • High quality critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills needed to lead and support team collaboration, group discussion, and oral presentations.
  • Desire and ability to actively participate in USG customer enterprise research and learning environment with objectives to create, gather, and share knowledge to grow organizational competency and capability.

Desired Qualifications

Practical experience in:

  • Design & development of SmallSat buses including integration of mission payloads, communications systems, ground systems, and launch vehicles.
  • Modeling & simulation of mission and system architectures with comparative analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of intelligence mission.
  • Basic knowledge of intelligence organizations, disciplines, systems, and processes.



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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