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Senior Optical Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2200143
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 25, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network 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
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a highly experienced Optical Engineer to provide Systems Engineering services to a Government customer. Due to the complexity of the program, experience in the customer domain is required. Work will be performed in the Dulles, and Tyson’s areas.

The ideal candidate will advise staff officers on feasibility of new and existing technology as it relates to the mission space. The candidate will have current understanding of existing transport network protocols and maintain currency on state-of-industry networking topics. The Optical Engineer will have a working understanding of optical networks and lab experience manipulating and maintaining optical equipment. You will also demonstrate a solid systems engineering background enabling development, flow-down, and verification of systems requirements.

Qualifications

  • Must currently hold a TS/SCI & Poly
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or similar field
  • 15+ years of Systems Engineering, or other relevant experience, with demonstrated understanding of network engineering practices and principles within the customer domain
  • Ability to advise staff on the technical merits of solutions, experience with Statement of Work preparation and Requirements and Risk Management
  • Experience in advanced technology research and development, including testing and demonstrations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity with minimal oversight
  • Must possess an active TS/SCI w/Polygraph
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 1 week per month (CONUS)

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Hands-on experience with network equipment (configuring line terminal equipment)
  • Hands-on experience working with optical network components (amplifiers, optical switches, patch cables)
  • Computer science background
  • Experience using Python and/or Visual Basic

 

 


 

 



Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

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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