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SAIC: Expert sensor engineer


This is a Full-time position in Chantilly, VA posted March 26, 2020.

Description SAIC has a new opportunity for a Senior Sensor Engineer to work on an exciting, fast-paced program.

This position will provide subject matter expertise to customers in remote sensing technology development, sensor-specific subsystem development, and new concept development.

The successful applicant will work to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and technically challenging work.

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Work as a Systems Engineer as part of a world-class Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) team Provide technical insight to sensor development Make recommendations on component selection and packaging for low-SWAP (Space, Weight, and Power) systems, designed for stressing environments Research state-of-the-art component technologies and sensor concepts/capabilities Evaluate concept designs and system integration strategies Author system level requirements and coordinate proper decomposition to lower level requirements Review development contractor’s documents and procedures, requirements flowdown, verification methodologies, calibration plans, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and test plans to ensure program success Review program for high risk areas and recommend mitigation approaches Conduct modeling and simulation exercises as needed Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums Investigate innovative and emerging technologies to incorporate into analysis Refine and develop measures of effectiveness, improvements to system environments, and creation of new procedures to support all facets of testing and operations Conduct user outreach and research new concept designs to solve hard problems.

Qualifications Requires active/current TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required.

Requires a Master Degree of Science Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering,Aerospace Engineering, or Physics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree preferred with 15+ years ofrelated engineering experience in remote sensing systems.

Must have experienceacross multiple types of sensors (e.g.

acoustic, radio-frequency (RF), sonar,radar, ladar, lidar, electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), multi-spectral (MSI),hyperspectral (HSI), other unique concepts) Must have experiencewith sensor development, specifically systems that require low-SWAP componentsand operation in stressing environments (e.g.

high structural loads, widevariance in thermal loading, etc.) Must have experiencein concept development, requirements definition, and trade studies forinnovative new systems Must have experiencewith multiple types of platforms Must have familiaritywith system modeling Must have familiaritywith MATLAB, UNIX based scripting, and/or C++ programming.

Must be proficiency using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), MS Outlook, MS Project.

Desired Qualifications Desired experience with sensor integration.

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 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion.

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