Hardware Assurance Systems Engineer

Engility Holdings
Arlington, VA
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Full Time
Description SAIC is seeking a Hardware Assurance (HwA) Systems Engineer to support the Strategic Technology Protection & Exploitation (STP) directorate within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R)) in the development and application of system security engineering and program protection for the Department of Defense (DoD) major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs).The successful candidate will support program protection policy and guidance activities to protect the United States' most advanced military technologies.Job responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:Develop, review, and recommend HwA policy, guidance, training, and best practices that align HwA implementation across the DoD program acquisition lifecycleEngage with the Office of the Principal Director for Microelectronics and other OUSD(R) modernization area offices, to include JFAC and associated working group activities, to ensure alignment of HwA activities with policy and guidanceFacilitate briefings to senior leadership and SMEs on program protection policy, guidance, and expectations, particularly in the area of HwAServe as the OUSD(R) HwA policy and guidance subject matter expert (SME) to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and other DoD Components and United States Government stakeholdersReview and provide recommendations on Program Protection Plans (PPPs) and other acquisition and requirements documentation for MDAPs on OSD oversight for appropriate inclusion and application of HwA policy and guidanceSupport the development, coordination, and implementation of program protection and HwA policy, guidance, standards, and lessons learnedDevelop and manage correspondence activities in support of the Congressional requirements to the National Defense Authorization Act, Government Accountability Office, Office of the Inspector General, national and DoD initiatives, etc. on the topic of HwASupport other tasks and areas of subject matter expertise related to program protection, to include the Trusted & Assured Microelectronics (T) program, anti-tamper, defense exportability features, and software assurance, to ensure HwA equities are addressedQualifications Education & Experience:Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, electrical engineering, or a related technical field10 years of overall experienceMinimum of 5 years of experience with defense acquisitions (eg, systems engineering technical reviews (SETR)) or defense policy and guidance (eg, DoD instructions, directives, etc.)Minimum of 5 years of experience with senior customer relationship managementDemonstrated knowledge of the DoD organizational structure, OSD inter-office coordination, communication protocols, or policies and processesAbility to adapt to rapidly changing requirements, stakeholders, and environmentExperience in planning and coordinating technical reviews, panels, or similar meetings with diverse participantsExperience in preparing, coordinating, and presenting briefings and documentationStrong written and verbal communication skillsClearance: Top Secret security clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCIDesired QualificationsExperience with program protection, system security engineering, and/or US export policy (eg, International Transfer of Arms Regulation (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations)Experience with technical policy and documentation development or organizationsKnowledge of DoDI 5000 series weapon system acquisition Knowledge of the Planning, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) processExperience working in the defense electronics industrial base, management of technical system design or related areas

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