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Mission Assurance Engineer - Space Systems

Job ID: 2111364
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for a Mission Assurance (MA) Engineer with technical expertise in major space systems acquisitions mission assurance. This position is in Chantilly, VA requiring an active TS clearance.

The selected candidate will be an integral participant in executing the mission assurance program for a US Air Force Space Program. To qualify, you should be experienced in mission assurance and quality systems requirements for spacecraft development contractors. Activities leverage on an understanding of full life cycle system support, from procurement to launch, including MA requirements analysis, MA requirements tracking, MA or quality system design and an understanding of quality/mission assurance functions during flight hardware manufacturing, test, system integration, system level test, delivery and sell- off. Understanding/experience with Mission Assurance at the system integration level is a plus.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer, but are not limited to:

  • Developing the program Mission Assurance Plan.
  • Supporting Functional Configuration Audits (FCA) and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Corrective/ Preventive Action Boards, and Failure Review Boards
  • Supporting the development, application and monitoring of the government MA Standards for analysis and prevention of issues that have caused failures, launch delays, reduced mission life or performance or resulted in significant rework
  • Supporting the development of mission assurance profiles to include tailoring of mission assurance standards for new systems and initiatives
  • Providing expert technical knowledge across machining, electronic fabrication, chemical processing, inspection techniques, assembly and integration, destructive/nondestructive testing, production management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Parts, Material and Processes (PM&P)
  • Providing System Critical Item List (CIL) and prepare System Reliability Allocations, Assessments, and Analysis Reports
  • Supporting unit manufacturing reviews from a QA and PM&P perspective, as needed
  • Providing support to anomaly investigations as required by the customer for prime contractor and sub-contractor development and manufacturing
  • Providing technical evaluation of Mission Assurance efforts in engineering change proposals

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI with CI Poly

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering science discipline related technical field or 4 years additional years' experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience developing Mission Assurance Plans
  • Expert technical knowledge across machining, electronic fabrication, chemical processing, inspection techniques, assembly and integration, destructive/nondestructive testing, production management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Parts, Material and Processes (PM&P)
  • Experience supporting unit manufacturing reviews
  • Familiarity with government MA standards

Desired Experience:

  • Masters of Science in engineering, science or related technical field
  • Experience in Space Systems Mission Assurance at the systems level.

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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