Launch Project Integration Manager I

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

Job Description


Duties and Responsibilities:




SAIC is currently looking for Project Integration Managers to support launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (ECL) at SMC. This position in El Segundo, CA. Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:

  • Requirements Validation
  • Test & Integration

  • Launch Vehicle, Payload and Launch Site Integration

  • Day of Launch Activities

  • Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC

  • Launch Integration Scheduling

  • Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch program office teams

Job Specific Responsibilities:


This position with be part of the Falcon team.  Individuals will be interacting directly with the Govt, The Aerospace Corporation, and the Launch Service Provider Team (SpaceX).

  • Responsibilities may include analyze and review designs and test plans, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis, system analysis, and documentation preparation for complex systems. Specialized in areas such as structural dynamics, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, and production methods and may become experts in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, or guidance and control systems.
  • Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints

  • Integration support responsibilities include program plan development and maintenance, including performing launch vehicle mission trade studies, mission analysis, managing console operations, monitoring/ analyzing real-time launch vehicle data the development of mission unique requirements and derived requirements identification, monitoring and verifying all launch vehicle and satellite vehicle interface requirements including satellite vehicle transportation and processing requirement. Support includes an understanding of the launch services contract requirements and Launch Systems Integration Contractor (LSIC) service contract requirements to manage engineering change proposal incorporation, including change definition, contract modification technical evaluation, and launch operations planning and execution. Requires close coordination with the space vehicle program, launch vehicle contractor, operating location, Range, and other associated contractors and organizations. Requires a working knowledge of USSF Engineering Launch Support System (ELSS) architecture and components, including the Launch Vehicle Launch Support Centers (LVLSC) at the launch bases.


Required Qualifications & Experience

  • DoD Secret clearance required
  • Bachelors degree and five (5) years or more of related experience in the following areas:
    1. Experience involving NSSL launches or experience involving launch vehicles used in NSSL launches or similar category with other federal agencies such as NASA, NOAA, NSA, etc.
    2. Experience involving launch vehicles used in NSSL launches or similar category with commercial launches, or experience involving launch vehicles used orbital launches other than those described in 1 above.

    3. Experience involving ballistic missile launches, launch process and operations experience, mission integration experience, experience involving ground systems, experience involving other than launch vehicle propulsion comparable to launch propulsion. 

  • 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.   

Desired Education and Years of Experience

  • Masters in STEM field
  • INCOSE Certification
  • Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious