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Space Sensing Test and Evaluation

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Job ID: 2200142
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
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Job Description


SAIC is currently looking for a Test and Evaluation engineer to provide advisory support to the US Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center Portfolio Architect/Space Systems Integration Organization at Los Angeles AFB, CA. The organization integrates Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Weather space systems to support military and intelligence community users. The experienced test engineer will apply industry best practices to ensure consistent standards for test rigor, application of techniques, legitimacy, and reporting as the Program of Records (POR) move forward and transition from the Block 20 ground system to FORGE and EGS.  The candidate will review and provide expert feedback on test documentation to ensure the program contractors correctly and adequately allocate contract requirements, design appropriate test plans and schedules with sufficient resources, and execute per plan; monitor tests to ensure adherence to discipline in all T&E phases and review test materials and results to assess compliance with contract requirements; and communicate directly with program contractor stakeholders to ascertain details of testing discrepancies and provide the Government with technical insight into potential downstream impacts prior to review with the program contractor in formal test.

Coordinate with the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 4 (STAR DELTA Det 4), the Chief Developmental Testers (CDTs) for Next Gen OPIR (SMC/DCET) and FORGE (SMC/ECXTF), and the Capability Area Integrator for the Missile Warning Division to facilitate the quarterly SBMW ITT that will develop and manage the T&E program outlined in TEMPs for OPIR development and production systems whose current focus includes FORGE, EGS and Next Gen Readiness and Integration; OBAC transition to FORGE, and legacy SBIRS ground transition to FORGE   Other duties include:


  • Track Program of record (POR) space and ground system program plans, current development, test and evaluation, block upgrades, operations and sustainment, and program requirements
  • Monitor and analyze Program Contractor and Government test and readiness activities
  • Review Program Contractor and Government T&E planning documentation (e.g., requirements, plans, schedule) and presentations (e.g., test reviews, readiness reviews) to confirm all work required to successfully complete test and evaluation is captured and reported accurately in the requirements, plans, schedule, etc.
  • Review program T&E results and associated analysis for rigor, proper application of analytical techniques, legitimacy of conclusions, and thoroughness of reporting.
  • Monitor and report on technical discrepancies relating to mission area test and certification activities in support of Ops Acceptance.
  • Assist Government with planning, coordination and facilitation of the Quarterly Integrated Test Team (ITT) forum.





  • Masters with 7-9 years of experience (can sub 12 years of experience or Bachelor’s with 8 years of experience)  PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in working in a space enviorment 
  • Experience in design test plans and schedules
  • Must have a TS/SCI clearance. 

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