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Science Applications International Corporation-(SAIC)

Chantilly, VA

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Chantilly, VA 20151


Senior Principal Aerospace Engineer (Job Number:427464)


SAIC is hiring a Senior Principal Aerospace Engineer - Command and Data Handling Subsystem Engineering, in Chantilly, VA.


The Vehicle Engineering (VE) branch requires an engineer with technical expertise in spacecraft Command & Data Handling to include: data storage devices, on-board flight computers, command routing and distribution hardware and flight firmware and software. This position spans both the GEO & HEO orbital regimes. The selected candidate will be an integral participant in subsystem architecture, requirements development and verification, and unit design of a combined C&DHS for both orbital regimes. Key areas of focus include hardware and software engineering, review of contractor designs, evaluation of operating modes, and witnessing of verification and validation activities. Candidate should also be experienced in the design & integration of satellite buses and knowledgeable of launch & flight operations of space vehicles.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the Government Program Office (GPO) C&DHS Project Officer:

- Support the customer in the design, integration and test of the spacecraft bus C&DHS

- Provide expert advice concerning subsystem development to the GPO C&DHS Project Officer

- Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications, ICDs and system level requirements documentation for the C&DHS

- Review subsystem, unit and manufacturing specifications for accuracy and ensure requirement allocation documentation is complete and accurate o Review drawings, documents and procedures for design, manufacturing and integration, and provide comments to the contractor and/or government

- Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customer

- Attend all unit, subsystem, system level design reviews, and program management reviews

- Support all unit manufacturing reviews

- Provide expert advice/analysis on C&DHS considerations for new satellite/payload developments

- Coordinate with spacecraft bus development POC, other spacecraft subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefs

- Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as required by the customer

- Attend Vehicle Engineering branch meetings as appropriate at the request of the GPO C&DHS Project Officer

- Provide technical evaluation of C&DHS efforts in contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)

- Attend contractor gate reviews, pre-test, pre- ship and other meetings as required

- Other duties as specified by the VE Branch


Desired Attributes:

- Bachelor of Science degree in engineering discipline (electrical engineering preferred) or equivalent years of experience

- 14 years of relevant experience with spacecraft onboard computer hardware and software development and test

- Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures

- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment

- Experience in defense and intelligence community acquisition and program management processes

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Demonstrated sustained superior performance

- Available to travel occasionally domestically


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting:

Jul 6, 2017, 8:34:17 PM

Primary Location:

United States-VA-CHANTILLY

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret/SCI

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Potential for Teleworking:





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Thu, 05 10 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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The setting for SAIC's startup in 1969 was not much different than that of many companies that begin with a few dollars and a good idea. Small, austere offices with rented desks and typewriters that have seen better days. People furiously working days, nights and weekends, hoping to curb the anxiety over the future. For SAIC, it began in offices with a tremendous ocean view (rented for $2.40 per square foot per year) in the sleepy village of La Jolla, California. "We had the added advantage of having as our next-door neighbor, a ballet studio," recalls founder J. Robert Beyster, Ph.D. "On the balcony in front of us, just to keep things light-hearted, the ballerinas would dance by as we did our research."

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