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OPIR & Weather Data Exploitation Systems Engineer

Location El Segundo, United States
Posted 10-October-2020


SAIC is currently looking for a systems engineer to provide technical advisory support to the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Development Corps (DC) Technical Evolution Branch at Los Angeles AFB, CA. SMC/DC acquires Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Weather space systems to support military and intelligence community users.

The successful candidate will engage with potential end users of the OPIR and Weather system data and provide technical systems engineering solutions to support exploitation of OPIR and Weather system data.

Key Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Utilizing knowledge of OPIR and Weather systems, work with Government team to identify potential users of the system data; manage user engagement rolodex/contact list

Perform User Engagement to solicit end user focus areas and needs, translate needs into requirements that will be provided to the Broad Area Announcement (BAA) Data Exploitation project process

Assist government program managers in utilizing earned value management principles and techniques to assist in the management of projects technical baseline utilizing earned value project performance metrics for cost and schedule

Provide input for the BAA Data Exploitation project RFP documents, participate in BAA Industry Days

Provide input on BAA project award selection based on end user needs and support the technical evaluation of data exploitation projects

Assist government project officers in program management of BAA data exploitation projects to ensure project success from technical, cost and schedule perspective. Identify programmatic issues and recommend resolution plans to government project officer

Assist government in testing and evaluation of BAA data exploitation projects at the RS Tools, Applications and Processing (TAP) Laboratory and assist in project assessment for follow-on deployment at the OPIR Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC) based on project success and mission utility for end users

Develop strategic roadmap for desired data exploitation projects; support the development of projects and work with Government team to develop post-development plans



Bachelors (STEM) and nine (9) years or more of related experience -OR- Masters and seven (7) years or more of related experience -OR- PhD or JD and four (4) years or more of related experience

OPIR and Weather enterprise understanding

Satellite system data exploitation experience

DoD Acquisition experience - provide ideas to accelerate implementation

Demonstrated experience leading user requirement development

Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to be effective in a government/contractor team environment

Demonstrated application of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts

Ability to recommend/make decisions on project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

Ability to work proactively, independently as a member of a highly effective technical team while developing approaches to solutions


Transformational thinking - innovative, entrepreneurial, business development

Familiar with Air Force rapid contracting methodologies such as the Space Enterprise Consortium Other Transaction Authority process (SpEC-OTA) or rapid application deployment facilities such as Catalyst Campus

Familiar with the concepts of AI, Deep Learning, & Machine Learning algorithms and their use in space-based analysis

Familiar with the phenomenology and military usage of the radar to infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum

Experience working in a systems engineering and technical support (SETA) role

Experience in OPIR & Weather sensors and processing

Experience in Systems Engineering of Space Systems programs

Experience mentoring/advising less experienced staff


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