Senior Systems Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

Description

SAIC, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today as we Bring on Tomorrow!

Job Duties Include: 

  • Employ knowledge of satellite communications to include ground terminals (VSAT and small form-factor transceivers), space vehicles (LEO, GEO), US military satellite systems (MILSATCOM), and ground stations to determine applicability to customer’s mission and future endeavors of the customer. Complete and/or review network service requests  

  • Provide systems engineering support in satellite communications to characterize usage for a new state of the art small form-factor radios using best practice systems engineering principles in addition to documenting results in an appropriate cogent report for distribution to multiple levels of decision-making authorities. 

  • Generate and provide commentary and analysis of presentations, ICDs, SOPs, CONOPS and contract documentation for applicability to new opportunities in special communications related activities. 

  • Identify state of the art technologies to support the customer's mission through trade magazines and attendance at conferences and technology focus seminars as well as gather and develop requirements to ensure incorporation into future systems to fulfill mission. 

  • Facilitate cooperation between multiple levels of the customer and multiple organizations across the government on communications-based projects, facilitate communication between the contract PM and customer for the division's team, and coordinate the customer's requests amongst the team members.   

  • Provide expertise for technologies, such as: software defined radios, digital signal processing, radio frequency (RF) hardware design, satellite communications architectures, antenna design, waveform design, and wireless communications.  

  • Perform studies and deliver reports to describe end-to-end system architectures and identify areas of vulnerability to cyber-attack and/or collection of signals from the RF environment to better understand risks to communications systems and take corrective action to minimize those risks. 

  • Generate and provide commentary and analysis of presentations, ICD’s, SOPs, CONOPS, and contract documentation for applicability to new opportunities. 

  • Analyze and study complex operational and engineering requirements and decompose them into detailed actionable system requirements, perform technical trade-off studies, and assist in developing and maintaining enterprise and system level architecture artifacts. 

  • Participate in technical reviews, recommending and implementing appropriate corrective action to resolve technical and non-technical issues, define external dependencies and system support requirements, and perform technical research, innovation, leading edge planning and assisting with the implementation of new tools and methods. 

  • Conduct independent investigations of system designs, attend program meetings and provide briefings, meting reports, lessons learned and after action reports, identify and evaluate any potential weakness, and develop action plans to resolve current or future gaps in capabilities.  

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Active TS//SCI security clearance with polygraph
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field OR (4 years of relevant experience may substitute in lieu of degree) and 19+ years of experience
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required ~10 % of time. 
  • Must have knowledge of end-to-end satellite communications as it applies to both commercial and military satellite systems. 
  • Must have experience with Overhead Commercial MSS (Mobile Satellite Services).   
  • Must have experience with Provisioning and Service Agreements for Satellite systems.  
  • Must have understanding of the systems engineering process and applications. 
  • Must have experience utilizing system engineering or project management principles for requirements development. 
  • Must have ability to foster collaborative relationships, encourage teamwork, and promote cooperation, think critically, strategically, and solve problems. 
  • Must possess diplomatic, tactful, and strong interpersonal and professional skills to resolve politically sensitive issues. Must have experience with Microsoft Office software (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project and SharePoint).  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience with operational support centers  
  • Program/project management experience