SAIC is currently looking for a Systems Engineer with Program Management experience to join our amazing team supporting launch system SE&I activities for the Launch Enterprise (LE) Directorate at SMC. This position is located at Los Angeles AFB, CA.
Key aspects of this oversight will include the following:
Technical Baseline Management
Launch Vehicle Acquisition Support
Launch Mission Assurance activities, in cooperation with FFRDC
Launch Scheduling and Mission Assignments
Coordination with launch vehicle providers, satellite developers, associate contractors, FFRDC, and launch site teams
Job Specific Responsibilities:
Lead activities based on sound acquisitions and engineering practices
Elicit and refine customer requirements
Ensure designs fully support requirements and are consistent with customer
budget, schedule, risk profile and organizational/system constraints
Responsible for leading a complex task order or a group of task orders affecting business or technical system development activity.
Works with the client contracting officers and representatives, management personnel, staff and customer representatives.
Responsible for formulating and enforcing work standards, assigning resources and staff, preparing and adhering to cost budgets, approving work schedules, reviewing work, resolving discrepancies, and communicating policies, purposes, and goals of the project. Is responsible for the overall management of specific projects or task orders and ensures that the technical solutions, schedules and project deliverables specified in the task order are implemented in a timely manner.
Individual must possess solid working knowledge of space launch systems and processes. Individuals in this role must have a solid understanding of launch vehicle processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures.
The individual should also have a general understanding of the NSSL vehicle launch interface requirements, launch transportation and processing requirements.
May performs Systems Engineering activities related to Information Technology or Engineering including: concept of operations formulation, requirements definition, analysis and engineering, system architecting, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis, Lifecycle cost analysis & estimation, decision analysis and physical configuration analysis (PCA).
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software or engineering specifications.
Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. From an information technology perspective, may be concerned with floor layout, power & cooling, data storage, infrastructure management, backup, monitoring, operating systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation.
Required Experience & Qualifications
Minimum Secret Clearance
Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years or more of related experience. 8+ years in launch vehicle
Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives
Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures
effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives
PMP, APDP level III (PM), APDP level III (Contracting) or equivalent
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious
Desired Technology Experience
Launch Vehicles and Subsystems (Avionics, Propulsion, Structures)
Model-Based Systems Engineering
Launch Site activities
Space and Ground systems