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Spacecraft Payload Engineer Job

Spacecraft Payload Engineer (Job Number:437492)


SAIC is seeking a Spacecraft Payload Engineer to join our Chantilly, VA based team.

- Serves as Spacecraft Payload Engineer with emphasis in Digital Receiver Processors Responsible for multi-payload digital receivers/processor path to flight as primary technical expert.


- Supports end-to-end payload development with experience in the maintenance and verification of segment-level payload requirements and evaluation of specifications, Concept of Operations (CONOPS), development, verification plans, procedures and results, test data, and qualification and acceptance test plans and results.
- Apply knowledge of hardware and software to the receiver development including ASIC and FPGAs, memory, data busses, analog-to- digital converters, and processing algorithms.
- Understanding of size, weight, and power; thermal analysis; mechanical analysis; shock and vibration and effects of EMI/EMC; manufacturability/producibility; reliability; parts materials and processes discipline and radiation effects.
- Oversee payload design updates with an understanding of all performance and spacecraft impacts due to these updates
- Apply program management knowledge to achieve technical performance within cost and schedule constraints.
- Identify risks to program plans, develop corrective action plans, conduct ECP reviews and technical evaluations, cost and schedule evaluations, proposal evaluations, formulate budgets.
- Support payload modification and modernization investigations and studies, assessing proposed designs and evaluation of alternatives to support development, technology insertion candidates, and future payload initiatives.



- TS/SCI with Polygraph


- Applicants must have B.S. in Electrical Engineering or a technical field such as Physics, Math, or Astronautics and 5 years of engineering experience with Radio Frequency systems.
- Candidates must be able to work with large teams of Governments, FFRDC and SETA contractors as well as development contractors.


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Jun 19, 2018, 12:55:01 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Full time
Chantilly, VA 20151, US