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JPSS Senior Ground Systems Engineer (SEIT)

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Job ID: 2116115
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
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 is seeking a Senior Ground System Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Lanham, MD. 
This job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites.  The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.
This is a senior system engineering position with an emphasis on ground system engineering and test services during maintenance and sustainment of the JPSS Common Ground System (CGS).
  • Develop and decompose requirements
  • Oversee test and integration efforts of software releases
  • Track discrepancies providing updates and closure statements during testing
  • Provide oversight into interface testing and update interface control documents (ICD) as needed
  • Participate in Verification and validation activities:
    • Mapping Requirements to procedures 
    • Monitoring tests for verification of requirements
    • Artifact collection and storage
  • Collection and tracking of scienc emission data logs
  • Review CCRs (change requests) as assigned



Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience;

The candidate shall have a strong technical base in the following areas:

  • Strong System Engineering skills
    • Requirements development
    • Design
    • Document Development
    • Integration and Testing
  • Exceptional communications skills are a must
  • Ground system development and operations engineering

Desired experience:

  • Experience using DOORS
  • Familairity with JPSS or other Raytheon ground systems

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.


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