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Systems Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Job Description:

Job ID:








Date Posted: 2020-08-26

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: No


JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will support an Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Joint customer Program Office responsible for acquiring the Overhead Persistence GEOINT Architecture (OPGA) that will provide the user community with OPIR capabilities in a modular, open architecture that provides global, persistent, real-time surveillance and activity based intelligence information. This position supports a hybrid Agile process with the Government as the overall integrator in a Cloud Environment.  The successful applicant will provide SETA support that will include coordination with the United States Space Force (USSF), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED) Integrated System Program Office (ISPO), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the Space Development Agency (SDA) and other government agencies to provide subject matter support across Intelligence Community equities in OPGA and Joint OPIR Ground (JOG) projects.  These projects are OPIR ground enterprise investments that provide integrated and interoperable OPIR tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination within the OPIR ecosystem.


Demonstrate the ability to plan, design, define, develop, document and baseline the OPGA and its intersection with the Department of Defense (DoD) systems, inclusive of business, data, network, security, and solutions-level architectures, to ensure enterprise systems work together in an integrated fashion to deliver mission capabilities

Demonstrate the ability to capture users’ needs by performing requirements elicitation directly with stakeholders, drafting and documenting requirements to implement changes to operational baselines

Serve on integrated cross-functional teams supporting studies and analysis

Define and document interfaces, system specs and capability requirements

Conduct end-to-end requirements analysis to ensure systems being implemented comply with standards and policies, and support enterprise control gates


Supporting the development, vetting, management and maintenance of the to-be architecture; conceptual, logical and physical architecture roadmaps defining the staged implementation path from the as-is to the to-be architecture and program and project-based solution-level architectures consistent with and derived from the OPGA-level architecture work

Assist the ISPO Chief Architect (CA) with creation and maintenance of the OPGA and ensure synchronization with DoD integration efforts

Assess the OPGA, MDA, and USSF products and identify gaps and provide alternatives to ISPO DoD Integration management for requirement allocation to the appropriate ISPO project

Regularly assess OPGA and DoD Integration efforts to ensure alignment with NGA, MDA, USSF and other customer architectures

Identify architecture dependencies and discrepancies across the ISPO acquisitions and assist ISPO in the reconciliation of such discrepancies with the acquisition projects and component acquisitions

Perform systems engineering functions to include requirements management, systems testing (validation and verification), systems analysis, configuration management, quality assurance, risk management, and stakeholder management

Participating in and facilitating large group TEMs with disparate members to reach requirement consensus to capture strategic capabilities for customers, both internal and external

Performing end-to-end analysis to determine which requirements may already be satisfied by existing systems and which requirements need to be allocated to new or existing systems

Developing clear, consistent, testable acceptance criteria and requirements, and ensuring proper traceability between different levels of requirements and architecture

Executing end-to-end processes and preparing and coordinating required documentation


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.


Must be a US Citizen with active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Working knowledge of IC principles and procedures

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Leadership and staffing experience

Broad understanding of space and/or ground systems,

hardware, software, operations, and their interdependence

IR Common Systems and Data Components to include OPIR

phenomenology, characteristics, designs, commanding systems, and data

processing architectures.  Current

and known future sensors include:

Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO, Defense Support Program

(DSP), and awareness of Next Gen GEO, Next Gen Polar, space Defense

Agency/Missile Defense Agency Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space

Sensor (HBTSS)

GEOINT Reference Architecture, Consolidated OPIR Ground

System (COGS), MDA’s Command, Control, Battle Management, and

Communications (C2BMC), SMC’s Future Operationally Resilient Ground

Evolution (FORGE), and Enterprise Ground Services (EGS)

OPIR and Joint OPIR Ground (JOG) community mission

partners, users and stakeholders and operational concepts within OPIR and

National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) GEOINT architectures

Understanding of DoD and IC OPIR programs

Leadership and staffing experience

Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and

collaboration skills, and the ability to lead teams

Exhibits high level of innovation, creativeness and


Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective

working relationships with customers

SAFe Agile development experience

Clearance required to start: TS/SCI

with Polygraph

Clearance required to remain on the

program: TS/SCI with Polygraph

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.

We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit . For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom . For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Keywords: SAIC, Chantilly , Systems Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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