Space Communications Systems Engineer

  • SAIC,
  • Chantilly, VA
  • 2 hours ago
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Systems, Engineer, Engineering, Security, System, RF
Full Time

Job Description

Job ID: 2115667

Location: CHANTILLY , VA , US

Date Posted: 2021-12-06

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's National Security and Space Sector (NSSS) is seeking a Space Communications Systems Engineer to join our team. SAIC provides specialized analysis, engineering, design, and operations support to a variety of USG Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support development of next generation and generation after next national security systems based on land, at sea, in air, and in space .

The Space Communications Systems Engineer supports the USG System Program Office (SPO) in a technical capacity for planning, execution, monitoring, and oversight of communications systems development and acquisitions that advance the customer space resiliency posture. The Space Communications Systems Engineer is an individual contributor and member of a team of high-performing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that work to support the Government through lifecycle systems engineering and management processes to deliver desired capabilities and meet overall program objectives. Specifically, the Space Communications Engineer will serve as onsite Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) with responsibilities that may include but not limited to the following:
  • Oversee design and development of communications systems and components for space to ground and space to space communication links, both RF and Optical.
  • Apply complex space and ground communications specifications, tolerances, simulations, and test procedures for communications systems and components.
  • Assist the Government in developing concept of operations (CONOPS) and approaches to employment of communications systems.
  • Ensure research and development (R&D) efforts planned and conducted using sound engineering practices including management of technical risks.
  • Provide technical support to USG customer activities and programmatic processes.
  • Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status. Brief USG and industry, as required.
  • Understand communications link budget models to inform Government systems engineering trades.
  • Support Contract Officer Technical Representatives (COTRs) and Developers by coordinating with other technical domain SMEs and program stakeholders to understand systems, designs, and interfaces necessary to satisfy mission requirements.
  • Provide oversight of acquisitions, with specific focus on communications systems, elements, functionality, interfaces, manufacture, build, test, and operations to ensure end-to-end system closure and satisfaction of mission need.
  • Review Contract Data Requirements List (CORL) deliverables to ensure content, technical accuracy, and sufficiency of design details to meet program requirements and objectives.
  • Manage technical interchange meetings between developers and COTR.


• Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.
• Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, RF Communications, or a related technical discipline.
• Minimum of 14 years of related experience or at least 12 years of related experience with a master's degree.
• Knowledge of how space communications systems are designed, specified, developed, manufactured, and tested.
• Effective communication, coordination, and customer engagement skills.
• Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and team environment.
• Working knowledge of MS Office applications, MATLAB, and communications link budget modeling software.
• Understanding Information Assurance RF processes and requirements.
• Familiarity with cryptographic systems and equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
• Master's degree in electrical engineering, RF Communications, or a related technical discipline.
• Current NRO-adjudicated clearance and polygraph.
• Demonstrated understanding of intelligence mission.
• Basic knowledge of intelligence organizations, disciplines, systems, and processes.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.

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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Dice Id : 10111346
Position Id : 2115667
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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