Space Systems Engineer
Chantilly VA USA

Job Details

Updated on 2021-08-12 09:43:17

Job Description


SAIC is hiring for a Space Systems Engineer to support a dynamic program at SAIC.  This position is located in Chantilly, Virginia and requires an active TS/SCI with Poly Clearance to start. 

System Engineering and Integration Division – SE&I achieves and maintains the lifecycle requirements baseline for the SPO-developed collection systems, including space vehicle, payloads, and associated ground command and control elements

Systems Integration requires an experienced engineer familiar with space systems acquisitions to assist in developing and maintaining segment requirements for the Collection Segment. The experienced engineer will assist with test planning for verification and validation. The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

· Support maintenance of the Collection Segment Specification in DOORs

· Assist in flow-down of requirements from higher level documents

· Coordinate across the SPO for any proposed requirement changes

· Support requirements and test activities across the enterprise and with the development contractors

· Identify areas of risk to mission closure across collection, mission management, and mission processing

· Lead segment verification and validation activities

· Utilize software tools, to include developing scripts, in performing analyses and automating systems engineering tasks

· Work with customer and developer to plan and execute design reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance, and to properly inform significant technical decisions

· Identify and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plans

· Plan and execute system-level testing including Multi-Segment testing

· Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals

· Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR, subject matter experts, and other customer personnel

· Participate in requirement sell-off events to ensure program success

· Plan and execute internal and external interface testing to support final system verification, validation, and delivery

· Liaise with mission analysis and acquisition teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition

· Develop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft, payload, and ground subject matter experts

· Advise and mentor customer Systems Integration Branch personnel regarding Segment requirements and verification and validation

· Other duties as specified by the customer


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.

Required Attributes:

· Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or significant mission experience

· Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures

· Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building, and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment

· Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Demonstrated sustained superior performance

· Willingness to learn how to code in different languages

· Available to travel domestically

Desired Attributes:

· Systems testing with experience in end-to-end functional testing across multiple interfaces

· Masters in an engineering discipline

· Experience in DOORs and other requirements and model-based systems engineering tools

· Prior software development experience

· Previous experience developing technical specifications for space systems


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

Space Systems Engineer
Chantilly VA USA