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Space System Engineer SME

Job ID: 2204876
Location: AURORA, CO, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Signal 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: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Space Systems Engineer SME to join the National Security and Space Sector (NSS). You would work on a joint Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) crown jewel program providing highly specialized space/counter-space engineering, scientific, and analytical services from Aurora, Colorado. We support the Nation’s leading edge IC and DoD space programs and offer compelling, deep-technical work that has direct influence and impact on program development and operations. Our team has Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across a variety of disciplines, including physics, math, RF, optics, space acquisition and operations, and intelligence collection and analysis.

This Space Systems Engineering SME will work in a collaborative team-focused environment of U.S. Government civilians and contractors solving applied technical problems and developing usable solutions for multiple space-related capabilities and threats. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Domain expert-level knowledge and experience with space systems engineering, operations, space threats and protection
  • Deep experience in radar phenomenology, specifically for space tracking radars and RF payload operations
  • Extensive experience with IC and/or DoD satellite systems in Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or Special Access Program (SAP) environments

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Achieving detailed understanding of multiple satellite systems, designs, operations and classifications in order to make design or Concepts of Operations (CONOPs) recommendations;
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of U.S. Space Domain Awareness (SDA) capabilities, as well as Foreign SDA capabilities and counter-space threats with an emphasis on RF systems;
  • Identifying gaps and prioritizing recommendations to achieve program protection objectives
  • Developing CONOPs for new capabilities that incorporate Government leadership intent and national policy and coordinate them across the affected organizations;
  • Author, review, and coordinate empirical RF data collects and documents to facilitate Government decision making;
  • Understanding complex modeling, simulation and analysis, and conducting technical trades to create actionable solutions for program managers, senior executives, and policy makers;
  • Participating and representing the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, etc.) to provide technical recommendations and risk assessments;
  • Conducting tasking and collection of Space Object Surveillance and Identification (SOSI) RF data and participating in the subsequent data analysis function;
  • Frequently interacting with program managers, SETAs, FFRDCs and external stakeholders;
  • Developing productive relationships with the Program Office, Prime, and Subcontract counterparts, functional IC or DoD counterparts, and other SMEs;
  • Repeated use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques;

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and 20 or more years of direct experience with the space segment of IC or DoD programs in the SCI or SAP environments
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with Special Access eligibility and consent to a Counter Intelligence (CI) polygraph. US Citizenship is required
  • Subject matter expert in space systems engineering, operations, space threats and protection
  • Deep experience in radar phenomenology, specifically for space tracking radars and RF payload operations
  • Ability to work effectively in team based environment including critical review of work products, as well as the individual environment with limited direction on how to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and exceptionally strong communication skills (technical writing, presentation development, and verbal interactions with teams and senior customers)
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking in complex and dynamic organizational environments

Strongly Desired Skills:

  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in satellite development factory or space system program office (SPO), particularity with Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) systems
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of the National Security Space architecture (IC and/or DoD)
  • Working knowledge of optical and/or space communications technologies
  • Experience using Systems Tool Kit (STK), MATLAB, Linux, Python or COAST/FIST


Target salary range: More than $225,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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