Mission Manifest Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • May 10, 2021

Job Description


Duties and responsibilities:

SAIC is currently looking for a Mission Manifest Engineer to support SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (ECL) at SMC. This position is located at 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:

  • Provide overarching systems integration for launch verification and integration with associated launch support systems across all existing and new acquisition programs falling under SMC/ECL and the NSSL enterprise 
  • Support concept trade studies for launch and other relevant subjects as directed by SMC/ECL (e.g. west coast GPS launches, autonomous flight termination, and space-based telemetry)
  • Support Mission Manifest Office (MMO) operations relating to mission manifesting:
    • Support MMO activities in cooperation with DoD, Intelligence Community, Civil, and Commercial agencies
    • Support integrated payload arrangement responsibilities and work with the MMO to establish repeatable CONOPs in this developing work area
    • Support of the Launch Manifest Systems Integrator on Do-No-Harm and Environmental Analyses for all current and future launch vehicles
  • Perform strategic planning for launch and range support (e.g. LV program viability to 2030 and range divestiture), identify and propose cost reduction initiatives, and launch systems sustainment strategies
  • Support the AFSPC studies and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for future launch systems (e.g., Space Enterprise Vision/Space Warfighting Construct)
  • Support the development, and coordination of studies, Broad Agency Announcements in support of the NSSL strategy for future development and acquisition
  • Assess and make recommendations in response to external program inquiries as required
  • Provide technical assessments, evaluations and recommendations for post-RFP release activities, to include fact finding, proposal evaluations, and negotiations
  • Assess and make recommendations in response to external program inquiries as required


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • TS/SCI Clearance Required
  • Engineering Degree majoring in Mechanical/Aerospace engineering or Bachelor's Degree in STEM field
  • Ten (10) 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. 
  • An understanding of the launch services contract requirements and Launch Systems Integration Contractor (LSIC) service contract requirements.
  • 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 Experience:

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