Launch Program Management

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Aug 18, 2020

Job Description


SAIC is currently looking for Systems Engineers with program management experience to support launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (LE) Directorate at SMC. This position is located at Los Angeles AFB, CA. Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

·         Requirements Management

·         Architecture Management

·         Technical Baseline Management

·         Requirements Management

·         Launch Vehicle Acquisition Support

·         Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

·         Launch Scheduling and Mission Assignments

·         Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch site teams


Job Specific Responsibilities:

·   Lead activities based on sound acquisitions and engineering practices

·   Elicit and refine customer requirements

·   Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer

budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints


Responsible for leading a complex task order or a group of task orders affecting business or technical system development activity. Works with the client contracting officers and representatives, management personnel, staff and customer representatives. Responsible for formulating and enforcing work standards, assigning resources and staff, preparing and adhering to cost budgets, approving work schedules, reviewing work, resolving discrepancies, and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the project. Is responsible for the overall management of specific projects or task orders and ensures that the technical solutions, schedules and project deliverables specified in the task order are implemented in a timely manner.

Individual must possess solid working knowledge of space launch systems and processes. Individuals in this role must have a solid understanding of launch vehicle processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures. The individual should also have a general understanding of the NSSL vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements.

May performs Systems Engineering activities related to Information Technology or Engineering including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis,  Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA) . Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications. Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. From an information technology perspective, may be concerned with floor layout, power & cooling, data storage, infrastructure management, backup, monitoring, operating systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation.


Required Qualifications & Experience

·    Bachelors degree

·    Ten (10) years or more of related experience (Eight (8) years of more in launch vehicle industry)

·    Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

     Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

Required Certifications:

·    PMP, APDP level III (PM), APDP level III (Contracting) or equivalent

Desired Qualifications and Experience

Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious

Desired Technology Experience


Launch Vehicles and Subsystems (Avionics, Propulsion, Structures)

Model-Based Systems Engineering

Launch Site activities

Space and Ground systems