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GEOINT Payload Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 218204
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 4, 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:
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a GEOINT Payload Systems Engineer to join our team. SAIC provides specialized analysis, engineering, design and operations support to our NRO customer.


Are you interested in supporting the research and developing the next-generation space-based GEOINT payloads? What about advising and guiding the IC customer regarding the evolution of the generation-after-next sensors, electronics and components to meet future architecture needs? Do you thrive supporting multiple fast-paced projects? If you find this challenging and rewarding, then this opportunity is just for you. You will provide programmatic and technical expertise to national security customers in remote sensing technology development, payload subsystem development, and new concept development. 
 

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•    Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities and provide technical advice to guide next-generation sensor and/or electronics development efforts
•    Identify technology gaps, craft technology development and transition plans, devise concepts of operation, and define requirements and specifications
•    Participate in design reviews and technical interchange meetings to assess and guide development activities performed by development contractors. Verify proper decomposition of system requirements to lower level requirements
•    Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements allocation, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success
•    Provide programmatic, acquisition, and source selection support
•    Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches
•    Collaborate with multiple customers, Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) team members, and development contractors

 

 

 

Qualifications

•    Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
•    Bachelor’s degree in STEM and 14+ years of engineering experience
•    Experience with electro-optical (EO) sensors, radar sensors, or sensor electronics
•    Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and assess complex technical concepts
•    Ability to articulate technical recommendations to the customer
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Experience with MS Office products

Desired Skills:
•    Master’s degree in STEM and fifteen years of engineering experience with 5 years of systems engineering experience
•    Experience with EO or radar data processing techniques and tools
•    Experience with resource, reporting , project tracking and collaboration tools, such as SharePoint and Microsoft Project
•    Experience with quick reaction acquisition process
•    Recent hands-on experience with payload hardware or sensor development projects



COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. 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. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


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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