Systems Engineer Senior Technical Specialist, CHANTILLY, VA


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Systems Engineer Senior Technical Specialist

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Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration


Top Secret/SCI w/Poly


Space & Intelligence


As a Senior Space Systems Engineer you will assist the Chief Systems Engineer, as well as lead small teams in planning, deployment, integration, test, and configuration management of space domain awareness software tools. As a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of systems engineering, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in imaginative and practical ways; have extensive expertise as a journey-level professional; and perform work without appreciable direction. This role will support our Intelligence Community (IC) customer.  At the heart of national security, we’ve been embedded into this cutting-edge program for nearly a decade where our team has tremendous opportunity for meaningful growth.  You will be working in a rewarding, mission focused environment, cutting edge software design, development, and deployment, contributing to the protection and defense of national space assets. Your efforts will fundamentally change what Space Domain Awareness and Mission Protection means for our Nation. Skyfire is a Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Indications and Warning (I&W) system. Its purpose is establish a repository of resident space objects (RSOs), find RSOs of interest, and provide data to ground operators. Located in Chantilly, VA, the Skyfire team uses: programitics, sensor modeling, and system engineering expertise to deliver this world-class SDA I&W system. Assist in developing systems engineering processes for the planning, deployment, integration and test, configuration management of satellite ground station systemsEvaluate proposed architecture and engineering design changes to a prototype systemEffectively collaborate and drive communication with colleagues across teamsCreate briefings for Program Status Reviews including Course of Action decision briefsRepresents the organization in developing solutions to difficult technical problemsProvides input and status to the program integrated master schedule (IMS) and assumes responsibility for program tasksExercises sound judgement to avoid erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure or resources.Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical problems.


Required Qualifications:Must have BA/BS in an engineering or computer science field and 12-15 total years experience or related field or equivalent experience in lieu of degree. Must have eight (8+) years of related experience as a systems engineerThis position requires an Active TS/SCI clearance and ability to obtain a polygraph.Familiarity with cloud architectures, such as AWS and OpenStackSelf-starter with ability to work independently and with stakeholdersExperience developing and supporting system integration processes such as,Configuration ManagementSoftware Release ManagementPatch ManagementChange ManagementDesired Qualifications:Master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a technical fieldTwo (2+) years of experience in the Intelligence Community with systems engineering focusOne (1+) year of experience in software or hardware integrationDefensive space control, such as space operations and/or mission protection experience

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 – $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


Peraton / Equal Opportunity Employer

2023-135224 JBPRT 2023.07.16

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