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Sr. Principal Mission / Operations Engineer

Job ID: 2111416
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SAIC is seeking a seasoned senior space systems engineer to aid in the development of current space operations strategy, acquisition strategy, and technical support to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Directorate of Special Programs. SMC/SP equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.

 

The position requires an individual with extensive experience in operations and employment of space control programs, technical program management, and systems engineering of large scale space and ground systems and/or new start technical demonstration space and ground systems, and manage program system safety needs. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and team skills. In addition, the candidate will be expected to continually balance and adjust work priorities to meet short term work suspense and rapidly evolving customer needs.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform operations support, doctrinal employment and independent risk assessment and evaluation of program management execution, technical review execution (DoD 5000.02 framework), and systems engineering.
  • Assess program design and viability from an operational, doctrinal, technical perspective.
  • Coordinate Government activities and contractor, sub-contractor, and vendor oversight efforts throughout the system life-cycle.
  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone reviews to assess progress, issues, and requirements traceability.
  • Ensure program level documentation is aligned with Directorate and higher headquarters guidance for program planning and execution.
  • Develops and evaluates program level documentation for SMC/SP assigned programs in support of Directorate leadership.
  • Engages and coordinates with SMC Center Staff, HQ AFSPC, and HQ USAF on behalf of Directorate leadership to resolve documentation issues in line with Directorate commander's intent and priorities.
  • Provides leadership advice on: employment strategies for next-generation systems; program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging to key operational and acquisition government, industry, and media stakeholders.

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

• Active TS/SCI clearance in JPAS or in-scope SSBI and with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS Degree – Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • 15+ years of operations, doctrine development, and acquisition within the areas of Space Systems or Space Control.
  • Experience with rapid capability prototyping and/or fielding.
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the government program office.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance required

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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