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Space Subject Matter Expert

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Job ID: 2116622
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 19, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC currently has an opening for a Capability Developer to serve as a Space Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Huntsville, AL location.

As a SME, the candidate will be responsible for supporting the customer in developing schedules and agendas for meetings; facilitating meetings; coordinating specific working groups and conduct analysis to refine requirements for areas such as:

Space Operations; support and assess integration activities and documents of current / future systems; development of emerging materiel solutions; SATCOM; Concept of Operations (CONOPS);; synchronization of Army and Joint-service operational assessments; rapid fielding initiatives and technology transitions.

Job Duties:

  • The candidate will coordinate program documents and other resources with DoD organizations.
  • The candidate may also participate in capability studies such as Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) to review system capabilities and mission development and ensure traceability between the AoA’s Measures of Effectiveness, Measures of Performance and Measures of Cost (MOEs/MOPs/MOCs).


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus fifteen (15) years’ experience; or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work/military experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with at least fifteen (15) years’ experience communicating with military, civil service, senior leaders and highly-technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, preparing briefings and writing of technical papers.
  • Familiarity with Army military hierarchy, military terms and military acronyms.
  • Experience must be specific to Space operations, non-kinetic effects, processes and implementation strategies; developing event-based schedules based on key events; related tasks, and relevant completion criteria for each life cycle phase; developing calendar-based schedules with expected task and event completion dates with dependency relationships among tasks; and development of briefings and reports with supporting graphics and other analyses.
  • All candidates must possess and maintain a TOP SECRET with SCI


  • Development, coordination, and staffing of Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents, including the required supporting analysis and documentation.
  • Development and/or refinement of CONOPS and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).
  • Technology development, Joint-service program synchronization, user operational assessments/rapid fielding initiatives, and acquisition strategy/transition coordination.
  • Expertise in technology assessments of emerging Science and Technology (S&T) and industry solutions relative to fulfilling system requirements, and support as required user juries and surveys to ensure acceptance and relevance to technology improvements that meet identified and related capability gaps.
  • Expertise in the development of system-related briefings and reports that include supporting graphics and other technical analyses as required.


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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