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Space Protection Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2202874
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2022
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:
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Job Description

Description

Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is currently hiring for a customer within the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.  

SAIC is seeking Space Protection Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a rapidly expanding Government Intelligence Community (IC) customer for a complex space and ground efforts as part of an exciting and innovative set of programs.

The Space Protection Systems Engineer supports the System Program Office (SPO) in the overall system technical capability planning to acquire ground-processing systems that advance the NRO’s space resiliency posture.  The Space Protection Systems Engineer is an individual contributor and member of a team of subject matter experts (SMEs) that work to develop technical plans and requirements to acquire, integrate and field systems to protect National Space assets.  Specifically, the Space Protection Systems Engineer responsibilities may include but not limited to the following: 

  • Serves as the SPO representative technical expert in developing and implementing architectures, capabilities, interfaces, and requirements to deploy current and future ground processing systems
  • Coordinates with technical domain SMEs to ensure understanding of the needed systems and interfaces necessary to satisfy space protection mission requirements
  • Coordinates with IC and DoD program offices to identify and leverage and solidify partnership opportunities
  • Coordinates, develops and presents briefings to engineering boards to guide the SPO through the engineering and acquisition trade spaces
  • Represents the SPO as a technical SME in various Agency and Mission Partner coordination activities
  • Support COTRs and developers refine understanding and designs

Qualifications

 Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • 5+ years supporting a space or ground processing system program office
  • Knowledge of IC and DoD space ground processing systems
  • Ability to work is a fast-pace and dynamic work environment
  • Exceptional communication and coordination skills

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience in software system engineering disciplines, especially in Agile software development practices to include participation in scrums, development of solution epics, lean business cases, program epics, user stories, and features
  • Current NRO-adjudicated clearance and polygraph

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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