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Spacecraft Operations Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2111572
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % 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

 

SAIC is seeking a Spacecraft Operations Systems Engineer to provide technical support for operational satellite payloads and supporting subsystems. The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

 

A successful candidate should be familiar with satellite bus hardware; command, control, and telemetry architectures; health & safety management; and attitude control systems. The candidate will be an integral participant on a contractor/government team monitoring the status of multiple satellites. This position provides an on-site presence for the government team to provide first-hand knowledge of constellation health and safety status.

 

 

 

 

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

  • Branch Office focal point for monitoring and witnessing anomaly resolution activities.
  • Support the customer in monitoring flight operations of delivered satellite systems and maintaining daily status and trending of on-orbit subsystems.
  • Liaise daily and as necessary with program office management.
  • Provide expert advice concerning spacecraft operations and anomaly resolution.
  • Understand spacecraft capabilities, limitations, and operating modes.
  • Review subsystem, unit and as-built specifications, Redundancy Manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Review drawings, documents, and procedures in support of spacecraft operations.
  • Track future development and ongoing activities at the factory.
  • Provide expert advice/analysis on operations for new satellites and payloads.
  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit tests as required.
  • Attend contractor tollgate reviews, pre-tests, pre-ship, and other meetings as required.
  • Support one or more customer Systems Engineers with daily products, to include feedback on performance of the developer, operational status of the payloads, and performance of satellite bus subsystems (electrical, thermal, attitude control, and computers).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and 5 years or more experience
  • Familiarity with DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Operational experience on two or more satellite platforms
  • Knowledge of RF and/or digital satellite subsystems or satellite operation
  • Experience working in a program office or satellite operations facility
  • Familiarity with remote site processes
  • Ability to provide real-time status, recommendations, and situational awareness to management.
  • Operations certification
  •  Ability to travel 25% of the time.

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 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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