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JPSS Senior Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2116119
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 Systems 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 Program-wide system engineering including providing engineering support services in accordance the JPSS Program Office in the areas of program support, program management and risk management, including but not limited to preparations for reviews and presentations, support for mission planning for JPSS-1/2/3/4, as well as the Polar Follow-On (PFO) and SounderSat initiatices. This will include development and support for schedule reviews, support for technical reviews, and provide weekly reports.
  • Program Management Support - 470.
  • Provide Technical Management support to the JPSS Program Office under the direction of the Deputy Program Manager.
  • Support JPSS Program preparations for and conduct of reviews.
  • Maintain a JPSS program master slide and format template for use by the program staff.
  • Support outreach activities for the JPSS Program.
  • Assist with Reviews, Presentations, Dry Runs and Meeting preparation by taking notes, collecting presentations and assisting presenters during the meetings.
  • Mission Support - 470.

  • Support JPSS Program Office for reviews and document preparations as needed.
  • Provide mission planning support to the JPSS Program Office.
  • Support JPSS Program for reviews.
  • Work with JPSS Program to prepare for review.
  • Work with JPSS Program to develop charts for review.
  • Assist JPSS Program Office in preparation for all JPSS mission launches.
  • Support JPSS meetings as required.
  • Support JPSS Program Office for reviews and document preparations as needed 20. Edit and reformat presentations where the draft is provided by others.
  • Work LEO and Sounder teams in developing post PFO-missions and milestones.
  • Support new technology development for LEO and Sounder.
  • Support JPSS/PFO/LEO/Sounder meetings as required.
  • Support LEO/Sounder studies for advanced concepts development.
  • Generate presentations and meeting agendas with new and reused material.
  • Perform assessment of the program plan for JPSS 2, JPSS3, JPSS4, LEO, and Sounder and provide recommendation for implementation as well as support the program plan implementation.
  • Identify, prepare, and maintain JPSS/PFO Program documentations as required by NPR 7120.5E.
  • Document work performed and assist the Deputy Program Manager to develop technical reports and presentations.
  • Provide programmatic insight to advanced concept developments.
  • Work with JPSS/PFO Program to identity the content of the reviews.
  • Provide programmatic insight into the JPSS/PFO integrated schedule.
  • Provide programmatic insight into JPSS/PFO strategic planning.



Bachelors and eighteen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD and fifteen years or more experience.

  • Experience on challenging projects with proven high output performance on engineering teams.
  • Complete mission lifecycle systems engineering experience including concept formulation through routtine operations.
  • Experience with flight and ground components of satellite operations.
  • Experience with systems engineering disciplines and requirements development.
  • Understanding of NASA Systems engineering processes.
  • Experience with pre-launch mission review cycles.

Desired Experience:

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.


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