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Senior Aerospace Engineer

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Job ID: 2207332
Location: REDONDO BEACH, CA, United States
Date Posted: May 19, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Aerospace Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Payload Engineering Branch consultant that possesses broad technical expertise in spacecraft payload design, program management, proposal evaluation, and earned value assessment.  This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA.


JOB DESCRIPTION:   Along with a team of SETA payload subject matter experts, you  will be an integral participant in payload architecture definition, design, analysis, requirements development, integration, and test.  This person will coordinate subject matter coverage for all payload-related support needs and will also provide technical and cost realism assessments for proposals, program earned value progress and schedule execution. 


PROBLEM COMPLEXITY:  Key areas of focus include payload architecture evaluations, payload design evaluations, payload requirements and performance assessments, program execution evaluations (including cost and schedule evaluations), and proposal technical evaluations.  Candidate should be experienced in the design & integration of satellite payloads and knowledgeable of space system development and space vehicle development.  SCOPE: assess feasibility of new payloads and payload functionality enhancements, review and coordinate on changes to specifications, ICD, and system level requirements documentation pertaining to the functionality and accommodation of payloads onto the satellite bus, review payload manufacturing specifications for accuracy and ensure requirement allocation documentation is complete and accurate, track development issues, significant accomplishments, and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customer, attend space system and payload level design reviews and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the US Government, identify and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans, review prime contractor readiness to proceed into payload manufacturing and test, provide expert advice/analysis on interface considerations for new payload developments, coordinate with payload subsystem leads, branch chiefs, and division chiefs both within S&L and outward to SE&I Advanced Plans in support of new payload and payload subsystem initiatives


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

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.


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

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