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Space Data-Transport Architect

Job ID: 2205575
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: May 19, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems 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

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The qualified applicant will support the Space Warfighting Analysis Center’s (SWAC) Force Design Integration Office (FDIO) in Colorado Springs, CO, in support of the SWAC’s priorities to create the Chief of Space Operations Force Design.  The Force Design will identify the integrated suite of capabilities to fulfill USSF imperatives to preserve the United States’ freedom of action in space; enable joint force lethality and effectiveness; and provide independent options in, from, and to space.  As the Force Design will support USSF decisions for resourcing, policy development, and operational planning, the qualified candidate must have a technical depth and breadth of all space capabilities, and incorporate science & technology advancements, innovative ideas, industry best practices, and capability development trends and emerging opportunities into the integrated force design. 

The applicant will coordinate Force Design recommendations and translate them into system level performance parameters and assist with documenting and advocating for recommended requirements through validation processes for the Service, Joint fora, and acquisition organizations.

This position is for a data transportation SME, which requires knowledge in the areas of command and control (C2), radiofrequency (RF) properties, data transportation, data processing, data storage, data dissemination and data routing.  The applicant will integrate the SWAC’s Centers of Excellence designs with the data transport layer to create overarching Force Design products at multiple classification levels.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in sufficiency and effectiveness requirements reviews of integrated families-of-systems in order to identify gaps and interdependencies between the systems
  • Develop the USSF’s integrated Blue Order of Battle for data transport (includes C2, frequency, data management, etc expertise), understand the technical aspects & joint interrelationships of it
  • Support innovative ways to leverage new technologies, latest technical trends and commercial best practices to employ space capabilities in support of the joint warfighting community
  • Recommend, document, and maintain SWAC-derived recommended requirements
  • Act as SWAC’s primary interface with CSRO and SSC to articulate SWAC-recommended requirements for data transportation
  • Recommend investment priorities and inform S&T investment activities
  • Capture and recommend force design dependencies and opportunities (commercial, civil, joint, intelligence community, international and other government organizations)
  • Capture enterprise-level requirements
  • Ensures requirements of the force design fulfill joint requirements and warfighting scenarios
  • Interface with Service and Joint Staff and USSF Field Commands on behalf of SWAC
  • Create and communicate the Chief of Space Operations’ strategic-level Force Design
  • Support or lead high-visibility efforts

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Combined 10+ years’ technical experience in data transportation, C2, RF properties, etc.
  • 5+ years of Commercial Space Advanced Development (highly desired)
  • Systems engineering or systems-of-systems engineering space design and/or architecture experience
  • Experience with DoD, IC and Commercial Satellite systems in SCI/SAP environment
  • Experience with DoD, IC, or commercial requirements generation processes (desired)
  • STEM Bachelor’s Degree (STEM Master’s Degree highly desired)
  • 5+ years of acquisition experience (desired)
  • SCI and Special Access eligibility required
  • Ability to quickly create decision-quality materials for senior leaders
  • Understanding complex technical analysis and generating producing for senior leadership
  • Applying critical thinking in complex and dynamic organizational environments
  • Having strong communication skills (technical writing, developing presentations, etc.)

 

 



Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. 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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