Agile Requirements Systems Engineer

Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Fort Meade

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No remote/telework allowed
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is hiring an Agile Requirements Systems Engineer to join our Cyber Mission business unit in Fort Meade, Maryland. As a Systems Engineer on our team, you will support one of the largest enterprise-wide engineering contracts within the Intelligence Community. This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year; and work is performed at a customer location. As an Agile Requirements Systems Engineer on our team you will support a mission execution solutions team that has numerous software development product teams conducting business at varying levels of maturity of DevOps approaches. Product teams receive requests for both feature advancement and operational support from users. Additionally, product teams must incorporate tech-debt, security and compliance-related requirements into their workload. These team members will need help to support a developing Request/Requirement/Prioritization approach that helps product team leads balance customer requirements, and internal requirements and user requests. The teams use a mix of ticketing systems including Jira and GitLab to manage work at the product level and these tools must stay in sync with the high-level Section or Division level Request/Requirement/Prioritization solution that is currently being defined. This will be a combination of technical solutions and process creation to drive toward a smooth, coordinated and sustainable Request/Requirement/Prioritization approach that provides management level viability to priorities and team level planning.


Additionally, you will provide recommendations to advance the architectures that host these products when there are opportunities to advance multiple products into more uniform architecture(s) and processes.


Other areas/activities support is required:

  • Acquisition Review Boards (ARB) - planning, tracking and reporting of requirements, metrics
  • Monthly/Quarterly Program reviews: collection and consolidation of data, briefing presentation
  • HW/SW - life cycle refresh/expansion requirements, budget planning and tracking
  • eVo/C2S - tracking of spending and budget, cost estimates / planning
  • Various program/section actions - UFRs, program build, expected accomplishments, metrics, etc.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or other related discipline plus at least 15 years of systems engineering experience. A Master’s degree or PhD may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 19 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.
  • Experience working with mission product owners and other various customers to derive requirements.
  • Experience with Agile software development planning processes and tools, and with product backlog prioritization.
  • Experience with Jira and GitLab
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.


Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Experience with IC industry and customer, including mission domain experience in orchestration solutions
  • Ability to work well with the project leads, technical directors, and portfolio managers involved, using modern communication methods.
  • Meeting facilitation skills for regular meetings between customers, development teams and management to negotiate and adapt priorities and negotiate schedules.
  • Experience coordinating multiple team backlogs


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

Target Salary Range

$190,000 - $304,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


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.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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