SAIC is seeking a USAF DCGS Senior Lead Solution architect/engineer to support the capture and execution of DCGS and related ISR opportunities. The position resides in our Air Force Defense Agency and COCOM (AFDODAC) business unit, and will be essential in developing, presenting and executing technical solutions and architectures aligned with USAF DCGS requirements and programs. The Lead Solution Architect will work in conjunction with the capture team and then transition to a program lead engineer role upon contract award. The position is located in Robins GA.
Applying subject matter expertise in related technologies; system capabilities, performance, and concepts of operations to develop winning solution architectures and lead technical execution for large ($100M+) USAF DCGS weapon system opportunities.
Leverage domain expertise to develop comprehensive understanding of customer requirements and leads the development of a complete solution meeting all requirements resulting in a price competitive proposal.
Collaborates with business development, capture, proposal, and other team members to optimize our proposed solutions. Meets with customers on SAIC's capabilities, services and solutions for business development and capture efforts.
Full participation in proposal development activities to include solutioning, architecture development, engineering team leadership and oral presentations.
After contract award, function as the Lead Engineer for the program, be responsible for the execution of all engineering activities, and serve as the technical advisor to the program manager in support of day-to-day customer interactions.
Perform critical support to the Program Manger during program execution in the areas of technical cost/trade-off analyses, scheduling, risk management, budget and cost performance, identification of new technologies and quality delivery.
Leverage communication skills to direct the overall engineering team and to interface with customer engineering leadership in all technical areas (to include status, recommendation, problem solving/issue resolution, & contract strategic technical direction)
Fully responsible for technical performance of the contract
Coordinates and directs engineering activities for internal engineering staff as well as subcontract partners
Experience leading large, complex ($100M+) DoD engineering acquisition programs
Experience developing system solution architectures for complex and challenging weapon system or DoD related programs
Current or prior USAF DCGS experience with comprehensive understanding of technical and operational concepts
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with customers and internal team personnel
Ability to problem solve and direct solutions and communicate critical issues and initiatives to senior level company and customer leadership
BS in Engineering or appropriate technical area with 14 years or more of relevant experience or a Masters degree with 12 or more years of relevant experience.
Experience leading Systems Engineering efforts including Technology Analysis and Assessment, System Definition, Systems Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Systems Architecture development and architecture for Systems of Systems (SoS), and sustainment engineering,
Top Secret/SCI clearance or ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
Experience implementing technical solutions using new and or innovative technologies
Experience executing Agile/DevOps processes
Experience with Cloud Implementations
Experience with FEDSIM acquisitions
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Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.