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Launch Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal

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Job ID: 2112519
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 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
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 seeking a Launch Project Engineer/Manager on the Horizon Program to support and drive execution of launch integration efforts under the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Special Programs Directorate (SMC/SP) of the US Space Force.

Responsibilities include: provide expert technical and program management support to USG satellite SPO managing engineering and launch integration effort and prime contractors, with SMC Launch Enterprise and launch service providers; interface with USG Launch Range elements and establish support agreements that meet satellite SPO and prime contractor requirements; collaborate with mission partners and negotiate agreements for shared responsibilities; define readiness process and plan for space segment for launch; ensure prepared for and successfully execute launch site payload processing and ultimately launch

Duties include: propose strategy and generate contractor statements of work for Early Interface Studies with Launch Service Providers, change proposals, and final Launch Integration; evaluate and negotiate contractor proposals for Launch integration engineering and processing; facilitate negotiation of space vehicle to launch vehicle interface requirements in the best interest of the SV SPO; manage technical and programmatic risk associated with launch integration; evaluate contractor performance and provide assessment to SPO

Technical and Management capabilities: knowledgeable in all types of satellite-launch interface requirements and technology, setting of requirements, ICD documentation, and associated verification approaches; possess understanding of satellite integration and test procedures and processes, launch site satellite processing, joint launch operations, Day-of-Launch preparation and execution; versed in standard launch interface requirements, range requirements, safety requirements; familiar with statements of work and their structure, basic contract types and incentives, Government contracting; experienced developing program plans and controls; familiar with scheduling and earned value metrics

 

Qualifications

  • BS Degree and minimum of 14 years related experience in systems engineering and requirements management. A Master's Degree requires 12+ years and a PhD requires 9+ years of related experience
  • Experience must also include satellite integration and test and processing
  • Requires basic understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance and processing
  • Experience working in USG SPO with other support contractors
  • Must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.


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.


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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