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SmallSat Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2113921
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % 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 Small Satellite (SmallSat) Systems Engineer to join our team. SAIC provides specialized engineering, integration, design, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support development of next generation and generation after next national security systems based on land, at sea, in air, and in space. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide technical review and assessment of Small Satellite (SmallSat) spacecraft concepts, ground concepts, architectures, systems, technologies, interfaces, and operations. 

  • Devise effective and efficient approaches to systems integration, validation, verification, and test (IVVT) of SmallSat systems. Review IVVT implementation plans and results to assess system integration and closure. 

  • Advise on issues of applicability and feasibility of relevant technologies to future SmallSat spacecraft, mission payloads, communication systems, ground systems, launch systems, and operations concepts. 

  • Analyze alternatives to optimize performance and improve understanding of system, technology, and architecture trades. 

  • Prepare deliverables including technical and programmatic assessments provided through oral briefings and/or written reports presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Brief USG and industry, as requested. 

  • Provide technical and programmatic support to acquisition planning, source selection, and related programmatic processes including development of acquisition support documents. 

Qualifications

  • Must have an active TS/SCI with poly. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or 3 years with Master’s degree. 

  • Technical understanding of systems engineering and integration of satellite systems, mission payloads, ground systems, communication systems, and launch systems. 

  • Sound understanding of the principles, practices, and methods for systems engineering, integration, validation, verification, and test of spacecraft systems. 

  • High quality critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills. 

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills needed to lead and support team collaboration, group discussion, and oral presentations. 

  • Desire and ability to actively participate in USG customer enterprise research and learning environment with objectives to create, gather, and share knowledge to grow organizational competency and capability. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Design, development, integration and operation of SmallSats including integration of mission payloads, communications systems, ground systems, launch vehicles, and mission operations. 

  • Systems engineering, integration, validation, verification, and test of Spacecraft systems. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of intelligence mission. 

  • Basic knowledge of intelligence organizations, disciplines, systems, and processes. 

 

 



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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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