Senior Systems Engineer- Space-based Infrastructure

Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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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 seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join its National Security Space (NSS) Business Unit. The NSS Business Unit is responsible for developing and delivering engineering, software, and infrastructure solutions in support of the nation’s critical space-based infrastructure. Superior domain knowledge and communication skills are required along with the ability to successfully interface with corporate functional organizations in program execution.


This role will support the main effort in providing a collaborative, efficient, and effective approach to asset management of common assets and services. The purpose of this effort is to organize, modernize, and improve current processes to ensure that assets are available, documented, and updated as necessary to support the Government team and its mission.


As a Senior Systems Engineer you will assist the multi-contractor team supporting multiple Agile scrum teams in planning, design, development, deployment, integration, test, and configuration management of common assets, services, and tools. As an experienced professional with a full understanding of systems engineering, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways; have expertise as a journey-level professional; and perform work under general direction from the Chief Systems Engineer (CSE). 


What you'll do:

  • Assist in developing systems engineering processes for the planning, design, development, deployment, integration and test, configuration management of asset management solutions and systems.
  • Evaluate proposed architecture and engineering design changes to a subsystem of a major system acquisition program.
  • Effectively collaborate and drive communication with colleagues across teams and vendors
  • Create briefings for Program Status Reviews including Course of Action decision briefs.
  • Provides input and status to the program integrated master schedule (IMS) and assumes responsibility for program tasks.
  • Exercises 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.
  • Minimal travel (<10%) is expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 8 years of experience; OR minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; OR minimum of 3 years with PhD. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • This position requires the candidate possess a minimum of Top-Secret clearance with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI and pass a polygraph within 30 days of employment or at customers request- contract requires TS/SCI with poly. The candidate must maintain the clearance.
  • Experience developing and supporting system engineering processes across the entire system lifecycle to include the analysis, planning, design, development, deployment, integration, test, or configuration of software.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a technical field.
  • Two (2+) years of experience in the Intelligence Community with systems engineering focus.
  • One (1+) year of experience in software or hardware integration.
  • Defensive space control, such as space operations and/or mission protection experience.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise and System Architecture concepts and principles.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira and Confluence.
  • Understanding of Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) processes, tools, and languages (Cameo, MagicDraw, SysML, Sequence Diagrams, DoDAF, etc.).
  • Experience with software centric systems.
  • SAFe certification or experience with Scaled Agile Framework methodology.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with stakeholders.


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

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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