Space Vehicle Fault Management Engineer

SAIC Corporation
Chantilly, VA
Nov 30, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Full Time
Description SAIC is looking for a Space Vehicle Fault Management Engineer to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, Virginia. This position requires an active TS/SCI with Poly. This position is in the Space and Launch Division - S&L provides technical and programmatic support to coordinate and execute acquisition, payload engineering, vehicle engineering, adjunct payload accommodation, and integration, test and launch functions for spacecraft and adjunct payloadsVehicle engineering requires an engineer with technical expertise in spacecraft fault management. The selected candidate will be an integral participant in spacecraft requirements development, design analysis, and verification. Key areas of focus include spacecraft requirements, test, and fault management. Candidate should be experienced in the design & integration of satellite buses, satellite bus hardware (ACS, C&DH, EPS) and knowledgeable of launch and flight operations of space vehicles. The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:Support the customer in the oversight of all aspects of the design, integration and test of the spacecraft busProvide expert advice concerning accommodation developmentReview and coordinate on changes to specifications, ICDs and system level requirements documentation related to the satellite bus fault managementReview spacecraft specifications for accuracy and ensure requirement allocation documentation is complete and accurateReview documents and procedures for design, manufacturing, integration and test, and provide comments to the contractor and/or governmentTrack development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customerAttend system level design reviews, and program management reviews to asses design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the USGIdentify and assess emerging risks; develop and evaluate proposed burn-down plansReview prime contractor readiness to proceed into spacecraft manufacturing and testCoordinate with spacecraft bus development POC, subsystem leads, branch chiefs and division chiefsProvide support to launch and satellite on-orbit test as required by the customerAttend branch meetings as appropriate at the request of the customer to support activitiesProvide technical evaluation of accommodation efforts in contractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)Attend contractor milestone reviews (eg PDR, CDR, pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide technically based recommendations regarding satisfaction of review entrance and exit criteriaSupport factory integration and test activities as requiredDevelop productive relationships with prime contractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystem subject matter expertsAdvise and mentor USG Vehicle Engineering Branch personnel regarding spacecraft design elementsOther duties as specified by the customerQualifications Degree in engineering discipline Education and experience with spacecraft design, manufacture, and test Basic understanding of DOD/IC satellite systems and architectures Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment Experience in DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes Excellent oral and written communication skills Demonstrated sustained superior performance Available to travel domestically Desired Attributes Masters in Engineering Required Education: Bachelors degree and fourteen or more years of related experience; Masters degree and twelve or more years of experience Desired Certifications, Skills, Expertise: DOORS Amount of Travel Required: 25% (est) Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI with Poly Overview SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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