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SAIC Space Systems Engineer in CHANTILLY, Virginia


SAIC has a new opportunity for a Space Systems Engineer to work on a program supporting multiple exciting, fast-paced projects. This position will provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to customers in electro-optical or radar remote sensing technology development, sensor requirements development, and space vehicle requirements development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Provide technical assistance and customer support with the development of either Electro-Optical or Radar space-based payloads

• Provide technical insight to the specifications, requirements, development and acquisition of space vehicles, buses and payloads

• Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class SETA team

• Collaborate across multiple government and industry teams to refine requirements and system trades

• Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies into future architectures

• Research state-of-the-art space vehicle component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities

• Decomposition of enterprise requirements to lower level requirements and validate traceability of requirements

• Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success

• Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches

• Develop measures of effectiveness and review plans & procedures to support all facets of testing and operations

• Support internal and external interface testing for final system verification, validation, and delivery


Active/current TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required.

• Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills

• Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more experience; Masters and ten (10) years or more experience ; PhD and five (5) years or more experience.

• Experience interfacing across multiple space vehicle subsystems

• In-depth technical experience with either Electro-optical or radar payload subsystems

• Experience with space vehicle testing requirements

• Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems

• Demonstrated ability to technically review the work of others

• Proficient using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project.

Desired Qualifications

• Knowledge of IC government acquisition processes.

REQNUMBER: 2018222

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability