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Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2113944
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
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 looking for a Spacecraft Systems Engineer to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, VA. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly to start. 

Vehicle Engineering requires an engineer with technical expertise in spacecraft systems engineering. The selected candidate will be an integral participant in spacecraft requirements development, design analysis, and verification. Key areas of focus include spacecraft requirements, test, deployments, weight management, fault management, power allocation, and payload accommodation. Candidate should be experienced in the design & integration of satellite buses, Satellite bus hardware (ACS, C&DH, EPS) and knowledgeable of launch & flight operations of space vehicles. The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer: 

Support the customer in the oversight of the all aspects of the design, integration and test of spacecraft bus

Provide expert advice concerning accommodation development

  • Review and coordinate on all changes to
    • specifications, ICDs and system level requirements
    • documentation including the mechanical, thermal,
    • and electrical accommodation of payloads onto the
    • satellite bus
  • Review spacecraft manufacturing specifications for
    • accuracy and ensure requirement allocation
    • documentation is complete and accurate
  • Review drawings, documents and procedures for
    • design, manufacturing and integration, and provide
    • comments to the contractor and/or government
  • Track development issues, significant
    • accomplishments and upcoming events and provide
    • weekly status updates to the customer
  • Attend system level design reviews, and program
    • management reviews to assess design maturity,
    • requirements compliance and to provide informed
    • technical recommendations to the USG
  • ldentify and assess emerging risks; develop and
    • evaluate proposed burn-down plans
  • Review prime contractor readiness to proceed into
    • spacecraft manufacturing and test
  • Provide expert advice/analysis on accommodation
    • considerations for new satellite/payload
    • developments
  • Coordinate with spacecraft bus development POC,
    • subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefs

Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as

required by the customer

Attend branch meetings as appropriate at the request

of the customer to coordinate support activities

Provide technical evaluation of accommodation efforts

in contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)

Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.9. PDR, CDR,

pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide

technically based recommendations regarding

satisfaction of review entrance and exit criteria

Support factory integration and test activities as

required

Develop productive relationships with prime

contractor counterparts, functional counterpafts, and

other spacecraft subsystem subject matter expefts

Advise and mentor USG space vehicle systems

engineering lead and other Vehicle Engineering

Branch personnel regarding spacecraft design

elements.  Other duties as specified by the customer

Qualifications

Required Attributes:

Degree in engineering discipline required

  • Education and experience with spacecraft design, manufacture, and test
  • Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment
  • Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated sustained superior performance
  •  Available to travel domestically

Desired Attributes:

  • Masters in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree and twelve or more years of related experience
  • Masters degree and nine or more years of related experience

 

Experience with the following is desired:

DOORS, NASTRAN, ADAMS, MATLAB, CATIA



COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be 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. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over 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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