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Satellite Payload Engineer Factory Support Job

Satellite Payload Engineer Factory Support Job

Date: Jul 19, 2018

Location: Palm Bay, FL, US

Company: SAIC

Satellite Payload Engineer Factory Support (Job Number:436020)


SAIC is seeking a Satellite Payload Engineer to join our Florida based team.

SAIC requires an experienced payload engineer to provide sustained on-site factory support to assist in overseeing the design, manufacturing, assembly, and integration and test activities of a major satellite payload. The selected candidate will be the lead for supporting the acquisition of the payload subsystem and will also be an integral participant in planning for integration and test of the payload on to the satellite. Key areas of focus include the integration of lower level assemblies, including structural elements, moving mechanical assemblies and electronics hardware, and sensor environmental and performance testing.

Job Responsibilities:

- Provide direct support the customer to assist in overseeing the design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and test activities of a major satellite payload.
- Support requirements activities with the development contractors.
- Review/monitor system, subsystem and assembly-level test and verification/validation planning and execution.
- Attend system, subsystem and segment level design reviews and program management reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the USG.
- Attend Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings as required.
- Attend contractor and subcontractor boards (Failure review, PM&P, configuration, risk management, etc) and provide feedback to the customer.
- Review drawings, documents and procedures for design, manufacturing, integration, and test and provide comments to the Prime/Subcontractor, and/or USG.
- Support the customer in the oversight of subsystem hardware development, integration, and test activities at the subcontractor and associated vendor facilities.
- Review test plans/procedures and test results and test reports for completeness and accuracy, including compliance to approved plans, and provide feedback to the customer.
- Proactively identify and assess emerging technical and programmatic risks at the system/subsystem level and then work with the Prime/Subcontractor to develop and evaluate mitigation approaches.
- Develop productive relationships with Prime/Subcontractor counterparts, functional counterparts, and other subject matter experts.
- Track development issues, significant accomplishments and upcoming events and provide weekly status updates, oral and in writing (email) to the customer.
- Perform in-depth review and analysis of programmatic (cost and schedule) detail in addition to technical (performance) detail.
- Review hardware schedules, earned value, test results, sell-off package reports, hardware build and integration plans/procedures, test plans/procedures, ERB packages, FRB reports, etc.
- Attend subsystem- level working groups to assess design maturity, requirements compliance and to provide informed technical recommendations to the USG.

Required Education and Experience:

- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and 9+ years of experience.
- Experience with the programmatic, manufacturing, and design engineering aspects of satellite hardware.
- Strong background in radar.
- Background in embedded software/firmware based systems.
- Background in communication systems.
- Basic understanding of DOD/IC 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 DOD/IC acquisition and program management processes.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a remote environment (contractor facility).
- Demonstrated sustained superior performance.
- Available to travel domestically.

Security Clearance:

- Must possess an active TS/SBI security clearance.

Desired Experience:

- MS degree in engineering discipline.
- Experience working in a SETA role.
- Experience in satellite unit, subsystem, system, and satellite level electrical, mechanical, and performance testing.
- RF payload systems experience in the following areas: phased array systems, antenna design and performance measurement, and integrated RF payload design.
- Integrated RF payload design experience in the following areas: instantaneous bandwidth, sensitivity, dynamic range, interference mitigation and algorithms.
- Effective in customer engagement in technical and non-technical settings.
- Dependable, highly motivated, and a creative problem solver.


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 is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC¿s approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see ( My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Apr 23, 2018, 1:35:51 PM
Primary Location: United States-FL-PALM BAY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Electrical, Program Manager, Engineering, Management

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