Payload Systems Engineer
- Military veterans preferred
2022-04-30 SAIC (www.saic.com)
Chantilly Virginia 20151 United States
Provide Systems Engineering and Technical Analysis (SETA) support in the design, development, manufacture, testing, integration, launch, and operation of multiple advanced spaceborne electro-optical payloads.
Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work in an interactive team environment with Government customer leads, payload developers, and other subject matter experts.
Apply engineering knowledge to support the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of advanced optical payload components, assemblies, and subsystems.
Assist in requirements development, and support requirements flow-down and traceability. Assist with ensuring compliance to interfaces and standards, or ensure appropriate deviations/waivers are in place.
Evaluate system, subsystem and unit level design, as necessary, to determine if the design is adequate to meet program requirements and is cost effective.
Assess subsystem technical performance within cost and schedule constraints. Identify risks to program plans and schedules, and support development of corrective action plans.
Participate in Failure Review Boards (FRBs) to troubleshoot and resolve anomalies and test failures. Develop mitigation plans and identify impacts to subsystem, spacecraft, and mission performance.
Confirm requirements verification by evaluating unit, subsystem, and vehicle performance and environmental test data, analysis, and inspection results.
Assist in preparation of RFP documentation (SOWs, CDRLs, specifications, etc.) and conduct ECP technical evaluations.
When COVID restrictions ease, travel within the U.S. approximately one to two times per month for approximately 2-3 days per trip.
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
BS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline
Experience with space borne electronics design, analysis, and environmental testing
System Acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, procuring hardware, and monitoring development contractor performance
Experience designing/performing signal chain demonstrations
Experience working in a spacecraft System Program Office (SPO) or a satellite development facility
Able to confidently and proactively execute Government acquisition intent, within the bounds of SETA authority but in the absence of detailed Government direction, while interacting with prime- and sub-contractors to ensure Program development remains on schedule, technically sound, and within budget
Able to work effectively with a variety of engineers in different disciplines and organizations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
MS in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical discipline
3 or more years of experience designing, analyzing, building and testing high performance electronics
4 or more years of experience with spaceborne electronics design, analysis, and environmental testing
3 or more years of System Acquisition experience, specifically writing and evaluating requirements, procuring hardware, and monitoring development contractor performance
Understanding of radiation effects on electronics performance
Knowledge of Sensor and Electronics Calibration techniques and approaches
Experience with multiple spacecraft programs and a variety of spacecraft subsystems, to include electro-optical payloads
Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.