SAIC has an immediate opening for an AEGIS Weapon System Baseline Mid-Senior Engineer located in Washington, DC.
As part of an Engineering Support Services (ESS) Team, this position will help manage the development of an AWS Baseline (BL). In this role, the candidate will provide direct support the respective AEGIS BL Assistant Program Manager (APM).
Note: On the job training regarding the combat system, systems engineering and acquisition processes will be provided, making this an ideal position for anyone who does not meet many of the desired qualifications. However, the candidate must bring organizational, communications and office environment skills to the job from day one.
- Organizing program reviews and lead program management team meetings.
- Coordinate scheduling, VTC, briefs, agendas, minutes, office supplies and all materials and services needed to conduct an effective meeting.
- Facilitating land based test site planning, scheduling and execution.
- Work with test personnel at NSWC Dahlgren VA, Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, Moorestown N.J. and Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island VA.
- Updating the BL Integrated Master Schedule on PowerPoint.
- Coordinate scheduling of tests, sea trials, deliver dates, systems engineering and acquisition milestones.
- Posting programmatic artifacts on SharePoint.
- Managing programmatic risks for BL configurations, host Risk Advisory Boards, and Risk Reduction Meetings.
- Facilitating Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) boards such as IPRs or Software Increment Reviews (SWIR).
- Managing the BL’s System Requirements Verification Matrix (SRVM).
- Working with other PEO IWS 1.0 program branches, specifically Ship Integration and Test, Computing Infrastructure, Test and Evaluation, and Systems Engineering.
- Coordinating BL development budgets and Task Planning Sheets.
- Evaluating Commercial Off the Shelf SW, processors, peripherals and displays for future BLs.
- Reviewing Computer Program Correction Reports (CPCR), determine priorities and implement BL solutions. Work with sailors, fleet representatives, developers and prime vendors (e.g., LMCO).
- Working with cyber experts to help develop AEGIS BL cybersecurity controls.
- Applying advanced virtualization and Agile SW development concepts to BL development.
- Managing Combat System Engineering Agent (prime vendor/OEM) contracts.
- Supporting sea-based testing on AEGIS cruisers and destroyers.
- Coordinating Vertical Launch System (VLS) waivers, Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) approvals, and AEGIS Combat System (ACS) authorizations for various shipboard events.
- Coordinating AWS certification with various stakeholders including Program Resource Acquisition Managers.
- Transitioning BL management to an in service status.
- Facilitate meetings and conferences with senior Navy leadership, field activities, vendors and support organizations.
- Represent the customer at technical and acquisition forums while taking meticulous notes and action item lists.
- Coordinate with other PAPM branches related to AEGIS development within PEO IWS 1.0 (e.g., computer infrastructure) to facilitate all aspects of the Systems Engineering process.
- Working with the team, generate and/or edit high quality PowerPoint presentations, white papers and point papers related to AEGIS development.
- Articulate these issues for presentation to a wide audience including senior leadership (e.g., PEO IWS, NAVSEA, Director of Surface Warfare at OPNAV etc.).
Required Education, Experience & Skills:
- Bachelor's degree and five (5) years or more experience.
- Five (5) years’ experience with the AEGIS Weapon System or similar Integrated Combat System in the supporting program office, prime vendor or as an operator or maintainer.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written); applicable to high-level Military, Government, and Contractors.
- Solid staff officer capabilities, attention to detail, ability to work in a demanding environment to produce quality results.
- Ability to run a productive meeting and to help guide a diverse integrated team of various stakeholders (contractors, developers, testers, government sponsors, technical warrant holders) toward a path of success.
- Self-starter, energetic. Solid MS Word and PowerPoint skills.
Security Clearance Eligibility:
- Must be a US Citizen
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
- Experience identifying financial, personnel and IT resource requirements, conducting market research of tools and computing infrastructure, executing trade studies and drafting vendor contract requirements.
- AEGIS Combat Systems engineering or maintenance experience, especially related to the AEGIS computing infrastructure or the AEGIS Computer program.
- Civilian, contractor or military US Navy experience at sea or in a position directly supporting the fleet or the development of the fleet.
- Knowledge of broad principles of Systems Engineering and knowledge in support of System operations and -Ship/System capabilities.
- Fleet operational Combat Systems experience, preferably along the lines of a Tactical Action Officer, Combat -Systems Officer, Systems Test Officer, or Combat Systems Maintenance Manager.
- Any and all IT knowledge to support development of this IT centric combat system.
- DAWIA qualifications at any level or area
- Understanding of USN programming, budgeting and/or execution. Finance experience of any kind
- Civilian, contractor or military US Navy experience at sea or in a position directly supporting the fleet or the development of the fleet; providing for relative operational experience.
- Acquisition Program office experience, preferably within PEO IWS, PEO SHIPS or PEO C4I. Experience within NAVSEA would be preferable to other Systems Commands (SYSCOMS).
- Warfare Center experience (e.g., NSWC Dahlgren Division, NSWC Port Hueneme Division).
COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.