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Launch Specialist

Job ID: 217577
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 20, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % 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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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for a Launch Specialist to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, VA. This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph. In this role you will provide engineering support to critical programs and upcoming acquisitions.  This support will include the following:

  • Use technical expertise to support the customer in launch planning, launch integration, and day of launch activities
  • Participate and represent the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, and other meetings) to provide technical and programmatic-based system recommendations and risk assessments
  • Provide proactive support to the Government customer and tasks
  • Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts 
  • Author, review, and coordinate documents and data to aid the Government in decision-making
  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience, Masters and twelve (12) or PhD/JD and nine (9) years experience 

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with Poly 
  • Experience with understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance, processing, and SV to LV integration
  • Knowledgeable in all types of satellite-launch interface requirements and technology, setting of requirements, ICD documention, and associated verification approaches
  • Understanding of satellite integration and test procedures and processes, launch site satellite processing, joint launch operations, Day-of-Launch preparation and exeuction
  • Versed in standard launch integration requirements, range requirements, safety requirements
  • Familiar with statements of work and their structure, basic contract types and incentives
  • Ability to support launch integration and day of launch activities (CONUS and OCONUS)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Proficient at program/project management within the customer organization 
  • Experience with government and commerical systems a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Available to travel domestically and internationally



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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