Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Systems Engineer

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

Job ID: 2218151

Location: CHANTILLY , VA , US

Date Posted: 2022-12-16

Category: Engineering and Sciences

Subcategory: Systems Engineer

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Remote Work: No


SAIC seeks an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Systems Engineer to join our team of professionals providing technical and program services to the U.S. Government (USG). SAIC provides research, engineering, design, analysis, acquisition, development, integration, test, and operations support USG Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support development and delivery of next generation and generation after next national security systems based on land, at sea, in air, and in space.

The engineer sought here serves a USG Program Office leading Research & Development (R&D) of evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformational artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms and agents. This position provides Systems Engineering & Technical Advisory (SETA) support services. Your responsibilities include some or all of the following depending on your personal desires and capabilities:
  • AI/ML thought leadership to help USG Program Office shape AI/ML strategy and program plans
  • Lead the creation of advanced AI/ML concepts, systems, technologies, designs, architectures, interfaces, and deployment into space and ground systems.
  • Feasibility and applicability of relevant AI/ML techniques to future spacecraft, payloads, communication systems, ground systems, launch systems, and operations concepts.
  • Support Agile SAFe program development processes and activities
  • Assist USG Program Office with analysis of alternatives to optimize technical, cost, and schedule performance considerations and improve knowledge and understanding of system, technology, and architecture tradeoffs.
  • Technical and programmatic support through the entire project life cycle including concept development, system definition, acquisition planning, source selection, system design, development, integration and test, system delivery, and deployment.
  • Work with government technical and contracts staff developing program acquisition packages
  • Briefings and reports including technical and programmatic assessments presenting analysis, results, conclusions, and recommendations. Brief USG staff and industry partners, as requested.
  • Active member of enterprise R&D, learning, and innovation environment creating, gathering, and sharing knowledge to grow organizational competency and capability.
  • Provide acquisition advisory services during technical and cost evaluations of proposals

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly
  • Must have bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or math discipline with minimum of fourteen (14) years of relevant work experience or twelve (12) years with master's degree
  • AI/ML thought leadership
  • Acquisition support experience of 5+ years
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint)
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for written reports, group discussion, and oral presentations

  • Knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or experience in one of more of the following:
    • Systems engineering and integration applied to spacecraft, ground, and launch systems
    • R&D of artificial intelligence/machine learning agents
    • System acquisition, design, development, integration, test, and/or flight operations
    • Small Satellite (SmallSat) systems (single vehicles, clusters, and/or constellations)
    • Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning technologies applied to space systems
    • System modeling & simulation and/or system performance analysis
    • IC mission, organizations, disciplines, systems, and/or processes

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.SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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