Satellite Bus Systems Engineer Job



  Full Time   Employee

United States

Satellite Bus Systems Engineer (Job Number:419973)



As a Satellite Bus Systems Engineer, provide systems engineering and technical assistance within a Government Program Office for component, subsystem, and overall spacecraft manufacturing, integration, and test. Initial responsibilities will focus on structural, mechanical, thermal, and propulsion systems and may adjust as the spacecraft progresses through integration & test towards launch.

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

- Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, spacecraft developers, and other subject matter experts

- Perform requirements flow-down and traceability and evaluating the verification test results to satisfy requirements

- Perform system, sub-system and unit level design, as necessary, to determine if the design is both adequate to meet program requirements and cost effective

- Provide analysis support of mechanical, thermal, environmental, acoustic, shock, propulsion, mass properties, structural loads, stress, deployment, alignment, reliability, and mission assurance, to verify the satellite design will satisfy the system requirements

- Apply engineering knowledge to monitor component and subsystem manufacturing, evaluate performance and environmental test results, and troubleshoot anomalies and test failures. Develop mitigation plans and identify impacts to subsystems and spacecraft performance Apply engineering knowledge to monitor/assess spacecraft subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints. Identify risks to program plans and schedules, support development of corrective action plans and conduct ECP technical evaluations

- Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to adjudicate and resolve anomalies by direct fact finding, audits, inquiries, and investigations of processing, testing, or operational failures

- Assist in ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards or that appropriate deviations/waivers are in place

- Assist in requirements development and preparation of RFP documentation as required (SOWs, CDRLs and specifications)

- Travel within the U.S. 1-2 times per month for approximately 4 days per trip Required


- *Must be a US Citizen that currently holds an Active TS/SCI with POLY**

Required Qualifications:

- BS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering
- 20+ years’ of engineering experience with satellite bus systems (e.g. propulsion, thermal, structures, and mechanisms)
- Experience working in satellite system program office or a satellite development facility
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

- MS in Engineering with 20 + years experience
- Experience with multiple satellite programs and a variety of satellite busses
- Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones, spacecraft integration & test, and Launch & Initialization (L&I) activities
SAIC Overview:SAIC is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services to the U.S. government. Our 13,000 employees deliver systems engineering and information technology offerings for large, complex government programs, as well as a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technology services. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va. For more information, visit

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Job Posting: Jun 22, 2016, 1:37:42 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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