Electro Optical Systems Engineer - Chantilly, VA

System Engineer in Washington, DC , Willing to consider other US cities

Posted 2019-03-01

SAIC is seeking an Electro-Optical (EO) Engineer to join the National Security Group (NSG) in our Chantilly, VA office. provides specialized engineering, analysis and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. We support the generation after next of national security-related systems based in space, in the air and on the ground.

NSG has an opening for an engineer to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to an IC research and development (R&D) customer. The customer is developing the next-generation of spacecraft architectures, hardware and software solutions for the IC. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide technical review and assessment of GEOINT portfolio technologies, projects, and interdependencies
Advise on issues of feasibility and applicability of relevant new technologies to future GEOINT satellite architectures and spacecraft concepts
Provide support to acquisition, source selection and programmatic processes
Support GEOINT R&D for future systems and architectures
Develop documents and briefings to communicate work or study status, brief government and industry as required
Provide technical support to customer activities

Bachelor degree in engineering, science, or related discipline
15 years relevant experience
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
Effective interpersonal skills, strong briefing and writing skills
Aptitude for on-site Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor (SETA) work
5+ years of experience in Defense and/or Intelligence Community GEOINT satellite programs
Expertise in design, analysis, manufacture and testing of optical components, particularly space telescopes
Knowledge of systems engineering as applied to satellite/ground architectures, spacecraft and payloads
Experience with the government acquisition cycle, requirements processes, budgetary practices and acquisition documentation
Good working knowledge of MS Office applications
Active TS/SCI w/Poly

Desired Qualifications
Advanced degree in engineering, science, or related discipline
Experience in one or more of the following:
Telescope design, assembly, integration, and test
Opto-mechanical design
Computational optics
Focal Plane Assemblies
Modeling in Zemax and/or CodeV
Prior US military experience

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