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Chief GEOINT Flight Engineer

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Job ID: 2208783
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 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: None
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

SAIC is seeking a chief flight engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory (SETA) services in Chantilly, VA.  This position provides play a key role in helping the government integrate satellites into its operational baseline. This professional will be involved throughout the development lifecycle by analyzing and developing concepts of operations, requirements, participating in design reviews, analyzing test results during verification and validation, coordinating with satellite operators to ensure validity of operational processes and procedures, through vehicle launch and initialization. He/she will often work multiple projects and related tasks with the expectation he/she will address broad, strategic topics (e.g. policies, concept of operations, contract management, etc.) as well as tactical concerns (e.g., near-term schedules, testing, readiness reviews). He/she must be a self-starter who proactively addresses the government’s tasks, and identifies risks, issues, and opportunities; assesses, develops, and communicates recommended solutions or courses of action.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversee satellite integration readiness, working with other contractors and government personnel (often across multiple sites and organizational levels) and provide unbiased analysis with recommendations on courses of actions or approaches to exploit an opportunity.
  • Assess integration activities in the context of cross-systems dependencies (technical, resource, and schedule) and present unbiased findings, analysis, and recommendations to the government managers.
  • Participate in project or system reviews, milestones, and/or decision gates and represent the government’s interests with other stakeholders.
  • Support government requests for systems engineering and integration studies; process analysis and design; project management process assessments, etc. with a focus on process and resource efficiencies. He/she will present their analysis and present recommendations for implementation.
  • Support the development or assessment of system Concept of Operations, Requirements Documents, Test Plans, Contract Statements of Work, Systems Engineering Plans, as well as contribute to the “staff work” requirements for the government (e.g. action items, weekly reports, etc.) to include support to government acquisitions and source selections.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelors of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or relevant field and 14+ years of relevant space operations and systems engineering experience; Masters degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or relevant field and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or relevant field and nine (9) years or more experience   *STEM degree is required contractually 

Required Skills:

  • Technical knowledge of GEOINT spacecraft systems (bus, payload) and subsystems (attitude and control systems, propulsion, life support systems, etc.), ground communications and mission data processing systems; mission planning and command and control systems
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics
  • Space operations/policies
  • Spacecraft and launch vehicle engineering
  • Space-borne reconnaissance & surveillance
  • Experience with GEOINT mission systems
  • Self-starter, master at multi-tasking; proactively develops plans, acts, and drives tasks to closure
  • Thought leader; expert at solving complex, abstract customer requirements
  • Polished communicator; master at collaboration and coordination with multiple stakeholders -- consensus builder
  • Quickly crafts briefings and talking points for the government with minimal guidance.  Represents government and their interests in various forums as needed.

Desired Skills/Education:

  • Real-time operations experience as a spacecraft operator or spacecraft engineer
  • Expertise in Model Based Systems Engineering and/or Digital Engineering
  • PMP, INCOSE, SAFe certifications

Clearance:  Must possess active TS/SCI with poly to start

 



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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