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Expert Sensor Engineer - Chantilly

Company: SAIC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescription SAIC has a new opportunity for a Sensor Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, sensor-specific subsystem development, and new concept development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team * Provide technical insight to sensor development * Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments * Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities * Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies * Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level requirements * Review development contractor's documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success * Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches * Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed * Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums * Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis * Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations * Conduct user outreach and research new concept designs to solve hard problems Qualifications Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience: * Master of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred * 15+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems * Experience across multiple types of sensors (e.g. acoustic, radio-frequency (RF), sonar, radar, ladar, lidar, electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multi-spectral (MSI), hyperspectral (HSI), other unique concepts) * Experience with sensor development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP components and operation in stressing environments (e.g. high structural loads, wide variance in thermal loading, etc.) * Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems * Experience with multiple types of platforms * Desired experience with sensor integration * Familiarity with system modeling * Familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming. * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project * TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required Desired Qualifications SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabilityby Jobble

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