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Ground Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2209203
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:   SAIC is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, highly motivated Software Ground Systems Engineer to join an energetic and versatile ground team to fulfill all aspects of testing on a new and evolving Spacecraft Ground System. This position is located in the Chantilly VA area and requires an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluate detailed test plans, procedures and scenarios for software acceptance/verification
- Perform analysis of requirements; evaluate requirement changes for software and system-level impacts and provide feedback regarding requirements testability
- Ensure developer follows software development methodologies and maintains software development standards and procedures; support bi-weekly development sprint demos
- Perform real-time observation/witness of requirements verification (dry runs, DT&E)
- Ensure new software modifications meet requirements and operate satisfactorily in the system environment
- Perform analysis of requirement verification reports, ensuring system through software-level requirements are satisfied and provide recommendations to the program office
- Provide weekly correspondence to the program office of successes and failures of all executed formal test procedures
- Write clear, concise and effective correspondence to local and geographically separated program office personnel
- Provide technical support for software promotions to operational baselines
- Assess and evaluate current/future ground system architecture for risks and opportunities
- Provide technical support for readiness events/exercises and rotational shift support for new spacecraft initialization

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

- Active TS/SCI with polygraph
- Bachelors degree and 9+ years professional experience. Note: Professional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
- 5+ years minimum software development/test experience
- Demonstrated on-the-job experience communicating technical concepts and project information to technical and nontechnical audiences
- Experience supporting the Intelligence Community


Desired Qualifications:
- On-the-job experience as a tester for spacecraft ground system software/hardware
- Familiarity with Agile/Scrum environments
- On-the-job experience conducting end-to-end testing of large or complex spacecraft ground systems


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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