Program Management Systems Engineer (SSDP)

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Program Management Systems Engineer on the Horizon Program to provide project management/acquisition support to the Space Security & Defense Program (SSDP) Non-Kinetic Effects Division West (Reston, VA).  The Program Manager (PM) works closely with a multi-functional government and contractor team to plan and execute SSDP Pre-Milestone developmental projects, including studies & analysis, risk reduction efforts, prototypes and proof of concept demonstrations and transition into military capabilities and effects.  The position executes projects to demonstrate, mature, and transition technologies via one or more of the following activities: technology demonstrations, experiments, operational exercises, war games, modeling & simulation (M&S), DoD and AF research efforts within the DoD laboratories, and commercial sources.  This PM helps identify mission partners to collaborate with to meet common SSDP-mission partner objectives.  The PM develops and executes project acquisition strategies, a plan for project execution that identifies the acquisition approach and key framing assumptions, and describes the business, technical, and support strategies that the PM plans to employ to manage program risks and meet program objectives.  The PM develops RFPs including all required documentation such as SOW/PWS, Govt Cost Estimate, CDRLs, DD254s, etc.  Conducts proposal technical evaluations and participates in negotiations to ensure contracts awarded are fair and reasonable.    Assesses progress in assigned projects including cost estimates, schedules, and technical performance.  The PM identifies, analyzes, monitors, manages and mitigates risks.  Provides project status to leadership as required.  Advises the Division Chief and Program Director of significant actions or problems, and seeks resolution



Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:



  • Provide multi-domain space and cyber protection, offense and defense expertise and analysis to integrate customer projects with shareholders and stakeholders throughout the DoD and IC

  • Provide framework required to leverage available intelligence to develop and integrate cross-domain and cross-organization prototyping efforts with necessary concepts that will introduce opportunities for Services and Combatant Commanders to defeat a specific counterspace threat

  •  Leverage a breadth of experience and skills to facilitate interchanges with SMEs internal to SSDP, the IC, OSD, Services HQs, MAJCOM, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, etc., to accomplish





Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline and minimum of ten (10) years of experience in managing DoD and/or IC space, cyberspace or electronic warfare programs (as military, civilian, or contractor);

  • Must be able to work independently

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Must meet a minimum certification standard DoD Program Management Level II or civilian equivalent (e.g. Project Management Institute's Project and/or Program Management Professional)

  • Advanced Degree