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Company: SAIC
Location: Linthicum Heights, MD
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



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 payload for a fast response satellite program. The selected candidate will be the lead for supporting the acquisition of the payload and will also be an integral participant in the satellite payload support to satellite bus integration. Key areas of focus include the integration of lower level assemblies and electronics hardware, and payload environmental and performance testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support in factory to USG to assist in overseeing the design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and test activities of a fast response satellite program
  • Support the USG customer in the oversight of subsystem hardware development, integration, and test activities at the subcontractor and associated vendor facilities
  • Review test plans/procedures, test results and test reports for completeness and accuracy, including compliance to approved plans, and provide feedback to the USG customer
  • Review hardware sell-off package reports, hardware build and integration plans/procedures, ERB packages, FRB reports, etc.
  • 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, schedule, Earned Value) detail in addition to technical (performance) detail
  • 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


Clearance required to start: TS/SCI with Poly

Clearance required to remain on the program: TS/SCI with Poly

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and fourteen (14) years or more of experience; or Masters and twelve (12) years of experience
  • Experience with the programmatic, manufacturing, and design engineering aspects of satellite hardware
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a remote environment (contractor facility)

Available to travel domestically

Desired Qualifications

Desired Skills

  • 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
  • Experience in payload design and testing

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