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Space Engineering Intern

Job ID: 2113492
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2021
Category: Student
Subcategory: Intern Technical
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC’s National Security ans Space Sector (NSS) is seeking motivated, self-starting entry-level professionals who will be graduating in 2023 and would like to help solve some of the hardest intelligence problems facing the nation. The individual needs to function in a team environment and possess excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. Depending on the individual’s skills and interests, the individual will be placed in one of two roles: Satellite Engineering or Systems Engineering.

Satellite Engineering roles and responsibilities potentially include:

• Work alongside experienced subject matter experts in orbital mechanics, Radio Frequency (RF), communications, dynamics and controls, satellite design, optics, and/or modeling and simulation
• Develop modeling and simulation tools to assist with analysis of complex, technical problems relating to a wide variety of spacecraft and systems
• Work with the customer to explore new missions, Concept of Operations (CONOPs), and architectures
• Develop algorithms to perform analysis and produce much-needed data products
• Maintain and improve large scale simulations to support multiple missions
• Integrate existing models from mission partners into simulations
• Model dynamic agent behaviors
• Evaluate complex results and determine engineering recommendations based on analysis
• Quickly translate user needs into effective software solutions
Satellite Engineering Areas of Technical Interest:
• Electro-optical, RF, and radar sensor systems
• Space systems
• Communication systems
• Modeling & simulation
• Emerging and cutting edge technologies
• Statistics
• Game Theory
• Data Analytics
• Graph theory
• Artificial Intelligence
• Machine Learning
• Quantum Computing

Systems Engineering roles and responsibilities potentially include:

• Develop CONOPS and architecture products in support of acquisition level requirements and interfaces specifications for GEOINT/SIGINT/Multi-INT systems.
• Review, assess and determine impacts to enterprise, functional, and system level design requirements, interfaces, architectures, CONOPS and verification plans
• Review and assess acquisition level requirements, designs, architectures, CONOPS and verification plans for adequacy of implementation of customer requirements, interface definitions, concepts and reference architecture
• Develop enterprise and functional level requirements
• Manage and maintain architectures, CONOPS and requirements through enterprise configuration management boards and approved RFC processes
• Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required
• Understand overall systems engineer process

Systems Engineering Areas of Technical Interest:
• Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
• Digital Engineering
• Relational databases
• Operations Research
• Information Systems / Network Engineering



- Pursuit of BS in a STEM related degree field such as engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science

Graduate 2023 (Bachelors, Masters, or PhD)

- Graduate 2022 and planning to enroll in a full-time Masters program 

- Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams 

- US Citizenship required based on federal law and must be willing and able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance w/poly
Desired Qualifications:
- STK, Python, C/C++, Java, MATLAB, R, SQL, SysML, UML, Cameo, Rhapsody
- Previous internship or work experience

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.


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