Senior Research and Development Systems Engineer

  • SAIC,
  • Chantilly, VA
  • 2 hours ago
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Research, Development, Systems, Engineer, Engineering, Security
Full Time

Job Description

Job ID: 2116759

Location: CHANTILLY , VA , US

Date Posted: 2021-11-07

Category: Engineering and Sciences

Subcategory: Systems Engineer

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Remote Work: No


SAIC's National Security and Space Sector (NSS) is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Advisory (SETA) services to a customer within the Intelligence Community (IC) in Chantilly, VA. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space, in the air, and on the ground.

NSS has an opening for a senior-level engineer to provide SETA services to an IC customer responsible for conducting basic and applied Research and Development (R&D), maturing and transitioning promising technologies to evolve and revolutionize GEOINT, SIGINT, resiliency, and communications overhead applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide front office programmatic and technical advice and support to government director and deputy director
  • Directly support government office director with managing an expansive R&D portfolio comprised of over 200 projects
  • Provide programmatic and technical support and recommendations to IC customers in preparation for senior-level acquisition and engineering review boards
  • Develop IC customer guidance for annual reviews focused on prior year technical performance, upcoming year projected financial execution, and FYDP budget request
  • Develop briefings and other documents to communicate / advocate R&D initiatives to senior IC customers, ODNI, and Executive and Legislative Branch personnel
  • Facilitate programmatic and technical collaboration across R&D offices and groups

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree in STEM and 15 years of related experience
  • 10 years of experience supporting the IC
  • 5 years of experience with IC acquisition, budget, and contracting processes
  • DoD or IC R&D project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and energetic environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Effective interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills
  • Aptitude for on-site SETA work

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in STEM and 20 years of related experience
  • 15 years of experience supporting the IC
  • 10 years of experience with IC acquisition, budget and contracting processes
  • 5 years of IC R&D project management experience
  • 5 years of government program management experience in the IC
  • Experience and ability to coordinate with DoD and IC R&D organizations

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Company Information

Dice Id : 10111346
Position Id : 2116759
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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