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Satellite Systems Engineer

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


SAIC is seeking a Satellite Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineer Technical Advisor (SETA) services for a critical position on SAIC's Prime Program, Landmark AOS in Chantilly, VA. Landmark AOS is a large SETA program, supporting the NRO's Ground Enterprise Directorate (GED), responsible for the acquisition of systems over the complete end-to-end life cycle. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

The Satellite Systems Engineer will serve a USG Program Office in the development of an evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformational ground architecture to support the customer's next generation space systems and technology. The architecture will support and deliver capabilities in a modular, open architecture that provides global, persistent, real-time surveillance and activity-based intelligence information.

Responsibilities To Include:

Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team

Strategize with government, SETA, and industry partners to conceptualize a future ground architecture to drive the customer's new space architecture

Perform technical review and assessment of concepts, systems, technologies, designs, architectures, interfaces, and operation of space and ground systems suggested by industry through responses to government Request for Information and Broad Area Announcements

Research state-of-the-art space vehicle component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities and provide technical advice to guide next-generation ground use of those technologies

Collaborate across multiple teams to refine requirements and system trades

Provide programmatic and acquisition support to include drafting Request for Proposal and Statement of Work material and participating in source selection activities

Participate in design reviews and technical interchange meetings to assess and guide development activities performed by development contractors

Review development contractor's documents and procedures, requirements flow down, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success

Technical and programmatic support through the entire project life cycle including concept development, system definition, acquisition planning, source selection, system design, development, integration and test, system delivery, and mission operations

Briefings and reports including technical and programmatic assessments presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations.

Brief USG staff and industry partners, as requested


Required Education and Experience

Bachelors and 9 years or more relevant experience; Masters and 7 years or more relevant experience

Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Knowledge of overhead space systems collection in one or more domains (signals, imagery, etc.)

Broad understanding of space and/or ground systems, hardware, software, operations, and their interdependence

Experience with the acquisition lifecycle process to help support various projects from inception to completion

Strong Government programmatic experience helping the customer drive success in all their activities by providing sound advice

Interpersonal and communication skills for written reports, group discussion, and oral presentations

Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometimes chaotic environment

Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills

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.

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

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