Launch Specialist

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • May 20, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Launch Specialist to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, VA. This position requires an active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph. In this role you will provide engineering support to critical programs and upcoming acquisitions.  This support will include the following:

  • Use technical expertise to support the customer in launch planning, launch integration, and day of launch activities
  • Participate and represent the customer in various Government and contractor meetings and attend contractor programmatic and technical reviews (e.g. PMR, PDR, CDR, and other meetings) to provide technical and programmatic-based system recommendations and risk assessments
  • Provide proactive support to the Government customer and tasks
  • Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts 
  • Author, review, and coordinate documents and data to aid the Government in decision-making
  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and external stakeholders


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience, Masters and twelve (12) or PhD/JD and nine (9) years experience 

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with Poly 
  • Experience with understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance, processing, and SV to LV integration
  • Knowledgeable in all types of satellite-launch interface requirements and technology, setting of requirements, ICD documention, and associated verification approaches
  • Understanding of satellite integration and test procedures and processes, launch site satellite processing, joint launch operations, Day-of-Launch preparation and exeuction
  • Versed in standard launch integration requirements, range requirements, safety requirements
  • Familiar with statements of work and their structure, basic contract types and incentives
  • Ability to support launch integration and day of launch activities (CONUS and OCONUS)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Proficient at program/project management within the customer organization 
  • Experience with government and commerical systems a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Available to travel domestically and internationally