Concept Development Engineer Job



  Full Time   Employee

United States

Concept Development Engineer (Job Number:424621)


Concept Development Engineer

SAIC has a new opportunity for a Concept Development Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program. This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, platform-specific subsystem development, and new concept development. The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI security clearance with ability to obtain a polygraph.

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

- Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team
- Provide technical insight to platform system development
- Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments
- Research state-of-the-art component technologies and system concepts/capabilities
- Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies
- Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level 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
- Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed
- Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums
- Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis
- Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations
- Conduct user outreach and research new concept designs to solve hard problems

Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:

- Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Master's Degree preferred
- 5+ years of related engineering experience in remote sensing systems
- Experience with platform development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP components and operation in stressing environments (e.g. high structural loads, wide variance in thermal loading, etc.)
- Experience in concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies for innovative new systems
- Experience with multiple types of platforms
- Desired experience with electronics design and component tradeoffs
- Familiarity with system modeling
- Familiarity with MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Working proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project
- TS/SCI security clearance with ability to obtain a polygraph is required

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Jun 21, 2017, 12:45:06 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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