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Spacecraft Operations Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2111572
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2022
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 are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt 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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