Mission Assurance Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Nov 18, 2020

Job Description



SAIC in looking for a Mission Assurance Engineer with technical expertise in major space systems acquisitions mission assurance. This position is in Chantilly, Virginia requiring an active TS/SCI with Poly.

The selected candidate will be an integral participant in executing the mission assurance program for the System Program Office (SPO). Candidate should be experienced in mission assurance and quality systems requirements for large spacecraft development prime contractors. Candidate will be expected to support incorporation of new resiliency requirements as they are developed for SPO programs. Activities leverage on an understanding of full life cycle system support, from procurement to launch, including MA requirements analysis, MA requirements tracking, MA or quality system design and an understanding of quality/mission assurance functions during flight hardware manufacturing, test, system integration, system level test, delivery and sell- off.



The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer, but are not limited to:



Support the customer at weekly and monthly MA activities including program office meetings, teleconferences, enterprise level meetings, and factory mission assurance forums as required



Participate in development contractor mission assurance/quality assurance activities and forums to include Parts, Materials and Processes (PM&P) Control Board, subcontractor audits, Functional Configuration Audits (FCA) and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Corrective/ Preventive Action Boards, and Failure Review Boards



Support the development, application and monitoring of the government MA Standards for analysis and prevention of issues that have caused failures, launch delays, reduced mission life or performance or resulted in significant rework




Support the development of mission assurance profiles to include tailoring of mission assurance standards for new systems and initiatives



Understand radiation environment, requirements, and tests and analyses to verify performance against the requirements



Provide support to develop and monitor the SPO Quality Assurance program which is based upon Quality Assurance Standards in the NRO Mission Assurance Plan



Provide expert technical knowledge across machining, electronic fabrication, chemical processing, inspection techniques, assembly and integration, destructive/nondestructive testing, production management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Parts, Material and Processes (PM&P)



Support unit manufacturing reviews from a QA and PM&P perspective as needed


Evaluate waivers and deviations to requirements for deliverable hardware and software as they are submitted for SPO approval


Review and coordinate QA and PM&P actions with all members of the customer technical team including FFRDC PM&P representatives


Track issues, significant accomplishments, upcoming events, and provide weekly status updates to the customer


Coordinate with customer lead, other spacecraft subsystem leads, branch and division chiefs as requested


Provide support to anomaly investigations as required by the customer for prime contractor and sub-contractor development and manufacturing


Provide technical evaluation of Mission Assurance efforts in engineering change proposals




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.