Space Systems Mission Assurance Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for a Mission Assurance (MA) Engineers with technical expertise in major space systems. This position is in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS clearance.

The selected candidate will be an integral participant in executing the mission assurance program for a US Air Force Space Program. To qualify, you should be experienced in mission assurance and quality systems requirements for spacecraft development contractors. This comprehensive program encompasses both space and ground systems, system integration, launch, and activation. Software derived through Model Based Systems Engineering will be developed in an Agile Environment. This contract also oversees flight hardware assembly, integration and test. If you have experience in Quality Assurance, Software Auditing, System Safety, and/or overall Mission Assurance in a space related industry, this exciting, opportunity will give you a front row seat on a new program that is literally just getting off the ground.  

The following tasks are representative of MA tasks; you should have experience in at least one area:

  • Overseeing software developed in an agile environment
  • Conducting or participating in CMMI SCAMPI Appraisals
  • Participating in  Functional Configuration Audits (FCA) and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA), Corrective/ Preventive Action Boards, and Failure Review Boards
  • Supporting the ongoing development of mission assurance process
  • Providing expert technical knowledge across machining, electronic fabrication, chemical processing, inspection techniques, assembly and integration, destructive/nondestructive testing, production management, Quality Assurance (QA), and Parts, Material and Processes (PM&P)
  • Providing System Critical Item List (CIL) and prepare System Reliability Allocations, Assessments, and Analysis Reports
  • Reviewing System safety and availability reports
  • Supporting unit manufacturing reviews from a QA and PM&P perspective, as needed
  • Providing support to anomaly investigations
  • Providing technical evaluation of Mission Assurance efforts in engineering change proposals


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

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS clearance, TS/SCI preferred 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering science discipline related technical field or 4 years additional years' experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience developing Mission Assurance Plans
  • Experience supporting unit manufacturing reviews
  • Familiarity with government MA standards



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