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Lead Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2200415
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is pursuing a ground-breaking opportunity in support of the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) acceleration in development and fielding of new military space capabilities. SAIC is looking for motivated, innovative, career and customer-oriented individuals to join our team in support of this space effort and provide SDA with architecture concepts, systems, technologies, and capabilities that enable futuristic improvements for U.S. space based capabilities. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness with the ability to apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts in support of the SDA’s mission.

 The candidate for this position will support the entire SAIC effort in support of SDA, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Distill customer requirements into actionable development objectives
  • Work with external and internal stakeholders to generate requirements documentation and specifications. Maintain these documents through their lifetime
  • Collaborate with subsystem representatives across team boundaries to consider all necessary trades and ensure end-to-end mission success
  • Assist with Ground Segment architecture and design, including software and hardware architectures
  • Plan for and execute the build-out of accredited and operational systems and facilities supporting space vehicle operations globally
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of project master schedules and regularly report modifications to customers

The candidate will be responsible for these specific duties:

  • High-fidelity, real-time testing using hardware and software components
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulations
  • Space vehicle to ground systems integration laboratory

Salary commensurate with experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution and eighteen (18) years or more of related experience
  • 3+ years of experience working hands-on with hardware or software technical projects
  • 2+ years of systems-level engineering experience
  • 2+ years of technical project management experience
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative solution design addressing the SDA mission
  • Proven pioneer in space related capabilities or innovation experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Professional experience working with ground systems for launch or space vehicles
  • Prior experience working on government programs
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral (briefing) communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. US Citizenship required.

 


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.
Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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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