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SIGINT Senior Systems Engineer

Job ID: 217615
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 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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Job Description

Description

Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector is looking for a senior systems engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA.  This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.  SAIC provides opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.  This position entails providing management, programmatic, and technical support to an IC customer responsible for the maturation of SIGINT technologies – from applied research to demonstrated capabilities suitable for transition into system program baselines. Assist the IC customer with the oversight of technology development contracts and develop status briefings for government and industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- As the SETA Group Lead, provide programmatic and technical support to customer senior leaders and manage the 9-person SETA support staff

- Translate user needs into detailed system needs and technical requirements

- Identify and articulate new R&D programs that achieve customer’s strategy and mission needs

- Draft acquisition documents (e.g., requests for proposal, statements of work, specifications, contract data requirement lists, cost. estimates) and support source selection activities

- Review, analyze, and assess contractor artifacts and provide the IC customer with sound programmatic and technical advice and recommendations

- Perform cost/benefit trades at the architecture, system concept, payload and spacecraft bus levels

Qualifications

- Active TS/SCI with Poly

- Bachelor degree in STEM or related discipline and 15 years related experience

- 5 years of R&D project management experience

- Experience with Government and IC acquisition, budget and contracting processes

- Technical familiarity of SIGINT architecture, systems, and technologies employed.  Familiarity of relevant systems spanning conception, acquisition initiation, development, deployment, and operations

- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment

- Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications

- Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills

- Ability to express detailed technical capabilities into high level (Senior Staff Level) briefing language

- Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Advanced degree in STEM or related discipline and 15 years related experience

- 10 years of experience with Government and IC acquisition, budget or contracting process

Experience and ability to coordinate within and across DoD or IC R&D organizations

- End-to end technical knowledge of SIGINT architecture, systems, and technologies employed.  End-to-end knowledge of relevant systems spanning conception, acquisition initiation, development, deployment and operations


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


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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