Electro-Optical Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal (Horizon)

    El Segundo, CA 90245
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    Job Description


    The Horizon program at SAIC El Segundo is seeking a technically strong senior principle Electro-Optical (EO) systems engineer to help support the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Special Programs Directorate (SMC/SP). SMC/SP equips U.S. forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space- superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.

    The successful candidate will be a member of the Systems Engineering group on the El Segundo campus and will provide engineering guidance and support for the verification and validation of optical system products through the complete life cycle of the program.

    This position may also include support for vehicle-level verification and validation, failure reviews, and on-orbit checkout. This position will require proactive interaction and collaboration with personnel from several functional disciplines to design, build, assemble, and test in support of prime hardware. The job tasks will include documentation preparation, technical assessment of novel optical designs, generating verification requirements matrices, Interface Control Documents (ICD), Supply Chain Management (SCM)/supplier technical exchange, bench & laboratory testing, test automation, and product demonstration & sell-off.

    • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and 9 years of systems engineering experience; Master's degree in STEM and 7 years of engineering experience; or PhD or JD in STEM and 4 years of engineering experience
    • Technical experience in EO/IR Sensor Technology and Space Systems
    • Experience working in an Space laboratory performing hardware, software, & firmware integration and test activities
    • Experience in support of generating Verification Compliance Requirements Matrices, Requirements Verification Plans, Test Plans, Test Requirements Documents, Test Procedures and Requirements Sell-off Documents
    • Environmental Test Planning, test methods and practices
    • Experience with supporting formal reviews such as Test Readiness Review (TRR), Failure Review Board (FRB), Consent to Ship Review (CTSR)
    • Experience in the support of preparing management level briefings and summary explanations
    • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication capability, and ability to work in an integrated product team environment
    • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
    • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-discipline team
    • U.S. Citizenship and ability to access US only data systems
    • Requires an active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain a TS/SCI with CI Poly
    Desired Skills:
    • Experience in Operations and Factory environments including: procedure development, test, training, transition planning, installation, and deployment
    • Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices
    • Experience with electrical design integration - interpreting signal lists, Electrical Interconnect Diagrams (EICDs), and intra and inter box knowledge
    • Experience in test equipment calibration, instrumentation, and environmental stimulus application (vibration and thermal profiles)
    • Understanding of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) components and systems architectures, and validation methods
    • Proficient with standard industry tools like DOORS, Visio, Mentor Graphics, Autocad and/or Test Stand

    SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

    Posting ID: 559419639Posted: 2020-07-14