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Spacecraft/Satellite Systems Engineer

Job ID: 218528
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 7, 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 (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) 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 is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.

SAIC is seeking Spacecraft/Satellite Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground efforts as part of an exciting and innovative set of programs. 

The Spacecraft/Satellite Systems Engineer provides support to the Systems Program Office (SPO) in acquisition and execution of mission critical systems.  The Project Scheduler is part of a team of high-performing subject matter experts (SMEs) responsible for planning, development and execution of new acquisitions, monitoring contract execution and providing technical analysis. The Spacecraft/Satellite Systems Engineer responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

  • Work with Government customer leads, spacecraft system developers, and other subject matter experts across SETA and FFRDC teams.
  • Assess spacecraft and payload subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints. Identify risks to program plans and schedules, and support development of corrective action plans.
  • Collaborate with contractor teams to review requirements and lead Government team reviews to provide feedback.
  • Participate in life-cycle reviews, technical exchange meetings, and ad-hoc discussions on a variety of technical subjects providing technically sound feedback and recommendations based upon understanding of system CONOPs and requirements.
  • Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
  • Review contractor verification and validation plans.
  • Review contractor developed test plans and test reports to assess progress, risks, and issues in support of verification and validation activities.
  • Confirm requirements verification by evaluating unit, subsystem, and system performance and environmental test data, analysis, inspection, and demonstration results.

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • BS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering w/9+ years of experience
  • Five or more years of engineering experience with satellite systems and payloads
  • Experience working in a spacecraft system program office or a satellite development facility
  • Strong background and experience with LEO satellite systems
  • Understanding of RF systems and applications
  • Self-starter. Independent. Team player. Ability to identify and execute value-added activities in the absence of specific direction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work virtually and in-person with teams located in diverse geographic locations.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • MS in Engineering
  • Experience with multiple spacecraft programs and a variety of development contractors
  • Knowledge of DoD and IC acquisition processes and practices.
  • In-depth technical experience with either SIGINT and/or Radar systems and payloads.

 




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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