Systems Engineer III – Space Missions ( Active TS/SCI )

Herndon, VA

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Requisition ID 2020-8939
Category Engineering
Clearance Status Active/Current
Security Clearance Top Secret/SCI


Peraton is expanding its presence across the Space enterprise bringing advanced concepts, space and cyber solutions, enterprise systems and services delivery, and integrated operations to advance our customers’ missions and solve their most daunting challenges. We are seeking Systems Engineers to join a dynamic engineering team in development and deployment of state-of-the-art communications and signal processing systems, including satellite ground terminals.

What you’ll do…

  • Develop requirements documentation.
  • Perform system-level design, analysis and allocation of requirements to lower level systems.
  • Coordinate with external customers.
  • Support design and requirements reviews.
  • Develop, maintain and exercise system performance models to ensure compliance with mission objectives
  • Identify required critical analyses, organize and perform analysis tasks, organize and perform system- and design-level trades, develop and evaluate algorithms, define system architectures to implement algorithms
  • Plan and execute requirements verification activities;
  • Support business development, development of system engineering and analysis program plans.
  • Develop concepts of operation, technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, supportability and effectiveness analyses, functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

You’d be a great fit if you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in systems architecture and requirements development applicable to communications systems
  • The ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Strong writing and presentation skills

It’d be even better if you have…

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with wireless digital communication systems
  • Familiarity with signal processing techniques/algorithms
  • Experience with Matlab / Simulink / Octave / STK
  • Experience with automated test environments

What you’ll get…

  • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
  • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Company-paid infertility treatments
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
  • The ability to influence major initiatives

This position requires the candidate to have an active TS/SCI security clearance and have the ability to obtain a Polygraph and to maintain the clearance.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

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Life at Peraton

At Peraton, our team of self-starting, mission-driven individuals share a passion for creating solutions that keep our country safe. We challenge the status quo, embrace change, and solve problems through innovation and forward-thinking. We’re building a culture of doers who are constantly improving and work relentlessly to obtain the highest quality results for ourselves and our trusted partners.

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Why Peraton

Change The Game

Change the Game

We’re building something great at Peraton, and equipping our employees with the tools they need to have a hand on how the future is shaped.

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

We’re building and deploying the most advanced technology to not only transform the industry, but to stay ahead of it, staying true to our next-generation national security roots.

Be Heard

Be Heard

We believe it is the collective power of all of our voices that gives us the strength to face some of our nation’s most daunting challenges. Challenges we can solve together.

Mission Centric


We pride ourselves on delivering forward-thinking solutions and it is our drive for protecting and promoting freedom that will have a lasting impact for generations to come.

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