Satellite Protection Systems Engineer Senior - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States




Join a winning team!  SAIC’s National Security Customer Group (NSCG) is currently hiring for a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities.


SAIC has an opening for a Senior Satellite Protection Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services to an IC customer. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that determine the current and future national space systems


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Support cyber threat studies and reports for space vehicles or spacecraft

  • Working across multiple Directorates and Offices to identify and define future space capability needs

  • Frequent interaction with government, SETA, FFRDC, and mission partner stakeholders

  • Analyzing and executing technical solutions in support of high value asset indications and warning, resiliency, defense, and cyber protection

  • Identifying required system analysis for the definition, allocation, assessment, and prediction of system performance requirements and capabilities

  • Identifying key architecture and system level trades

  • Developing Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for new capabilities and coordinating them across the affected organizations

  • Developing enterprise, system, functional, performance, and interface requirements

  • Manage the Request for Change (RFC) process as it relates to updating requirement baselines

  • Developing project-level schedule content for analysis and assessment

  • Preparing briefings for senior decision makers


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline with at least 14 years of relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

  • Experience with spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft command and telemetry, and advanced space-related command and control systems

  • Proven experience in satellite architecture and ground-based communications

  • Proven experience in satellite power, maneuvers, and maintenance from overheating or freezing

  • Proven experience in spacecraft attitude control subsystems (ACS), as well as spacecraft guidance, navigation, and controls (GNC)

  • Proven experience with complex space-based defense and cyber protection systems

  • Proven experience with large acquisition systems engineering efforts, methods, and processes

  • Proven experience in requirements development and definition activities to include stakeholder engagement and customer needs elicitation

  • Proven experience in core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline

  • Proven experience or coursework in satellite systems

  • Experience with IC customer’s RFC process and the Engineering Review Board process

  • Experience with indications and warning systems

  • Experience with RDNG, DOORs requirements database management/repository

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Experience in Rhapsody and SysML applications

  • Prior US military and/or IC customer experience