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Payload Lead Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2118880
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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

Lead a Team of 10 Payload Systems Engineering and Technical Analysis (SETA) personnel supporting the design, development, manufacture, testing, integration, launch, and operation of multiple advanced spaceborne electro-optical payloads within a Government Program Office.   Maintain cognizance of detailed technical and programmatic issues across all payloads to assist Government leadership with efficiently executing complex acquisition and development efforts.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Government Payload Division leadership to ensure SETA resources are effectively allocated to best support Division needs
  • Assist in managing requirements development, flow-down and traceability.  Assist with ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards, or ensure appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.
  • Evaluate system, subsystem and unit level design, as necessary, to determine if the design is adequate to meet program requirements and is cost effective.
  • Assess subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints.  Identify risks to program plans and schedules, and support development of corrective action plans.
  • Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to troubleshoot and resolve anomalies and test failures.  Develop mitigation plans and identify impacts to subsystem, spacecraft, and mission performance.
  • Assist with acquisition planning, documentation, and Engineering Change Proposals
  • After COVID restrictions ease, travel within the U.S. approximately one to two times per month for approximately 2-4 days per trip.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Optical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline with 5 years of experience developing or acquiring electro-optical satellite payload systems
  • 5 years of System Engineering experience on complex space systems
  • Experience leading high performance technical teams in complex development efforts
  • Able to confidently and proactively execute Government acquisition intent, within the bounds of SETA authority but in the absence of detailed Government direction, while interacting with prime- and sub-contractors to ensure Program development remains on schedule, technically sound, and within budget
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS. in Optical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline with 15 years of experience developing or acquiring electro-optical satellite payload systems
  • 8 years of System Engineering experience on complex space systems
  • 3 years of experience leading high performance technical teams in complex development efforts
  • Experience with multiple spacecraft programs and a variety of satellite payloads
  • Certified System Engineering Professional (CSEP) a plus

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt 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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