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SAIC Spacecraft Attitude Control Subsystems Engineer in CHANTILLY, Virginia


SAIC is seeking an engineer with technical expertise in Spacecraft Attitude ControlSystems to support the Vehicle Engineering branch with the Space and Launch (S&L) Division. S&L provides technical and programmatic support to coordinate and execute acquisition, payload engineering, vehicle engineering, adjunct payload accommodation, and integration, test and launch functions for spacecraft and adjunct payloads.The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph .

In this role, you will be an integral participant in subsystem architecture, requirements development and verification, and unit design of Attitude Control Systems. Key areas of focus include control theory systems engineering, review of contractor designs, and evaluation of operating modes.

The following tasks are representative of those that will be accomplished at the request of the customer:

  • Support the customer in the design, integrationand test of the ACS subsystem

  • Review and coordinate on all changes to specifications,lCDs and system-level requirements documentation for the ACS subsystem

  • Review subsystem, unit and manufacturing specificationsfor accuracy and ensure requirement allocation documentation is completeand accurate

  • Review drawings, documents and procedures for design,manufacturing and integration, and provide comments to the contractorand/or government

  • Track development issues, significant accomplishmentsand upcoming events and provide weekly status updates to the customer

  • Support all unit manufacturing reviews

  • Provide expert advice/analysis on ACS considerationsfor new satellite/payload developments

  • Coordinate with bus development POC, S&L subsystemleads, branch chiefs and division chiefs

  • Provide technical evaluation of ACS efforts incontractor Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)

  • ldentify and assess emerging risks; develop andevaluate proposed burn-down plans

  • Provide expert advice/analysis on accommodationconsiderations for new satellite/payload developments

  • Review prime contractor readiness to proceed intospacecraft manufacturing and test

  • Support factory integration and test activities

  • Provide support to launch and satellite on-orbittest

  • Attend contractor milestone reviews (e.g. PDR, CDR,pre-test, pre-ship and other meetings) to provide technically basedrecommendations regarding satisfaction of review entrance and exit criteria

  • Attend system-level design reviews, and programmanagement reviews to assess design maturity, requirements compliance andto provide informed technical recommendations to the USG

  • Attend Vehicle Engineering branch meetings

  • Support the customer in the review of financial andearned value reports

  • Develop productive relationships with prime contractorcounterparts, functional counterparts, and other spacecraft subsystemsubject matter experts


  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM field

  • 20+ years professional experience

  • Experienced in the design & integration of satellite buses

  • Knowledgeable of launch & flight operations of space vehicles

  • Strong understanding of related hardware (actuators and sensors)

REQNUMBER: 2019608

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