Systems Engineer - Satellite Mission Planning

Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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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 System Engineer in Melbourne, FL to provide system engineering for Satellite Mission Planning and Scheduling applications.  Work will include analysis of system requirements; the derivation of software requirements to implement the software design; and support for the testing and deploying of these applications into an AWS Cloud environment.  These activities will be implemented using an Agile methodology. This will require the candidate to work with the Agile team to plan, implement and demonstrate capability in an ongoing basis per the Agile Sprint cycles. Candidate will have the ability to communicate and present engineering concepts to the program team.



  • Derivation and analysis of the system requirements for mission planning and scheduling software applications, to include system design, oversight of the implementation and testing of these applications using an Agile development methodology in a cloud environment. 
  • The system engineer will be responsible for the delivery of these applications using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for build and deployment. 
  • This position requires the ability to develop scheduling algorithms of moderate scope and complexity. 

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree (or equivalent) with 2-4 years of related work experience M.S. Degree with 0-2 years of related experience; H.S. Diploma/ GED with 6-8 years of related experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with Agile software development methodology for the design, implementation, and testing of software applications.
  • Expertise in data structures and algorithms
  • Position requires an active TS/SCI clearance with ability to obtain polygraph,

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with mission planning and scheduling systems.
  • Experience with the Amazon Web Services cloud architecture associated with cloud development.
  • Proficient in MS Office (3 years’ experience creating technical documents).
  • Proficient communication and organization skills to interact with internal company contacts and customers.
  • Familiarity with the Agile Product Development Cycle, modern DevSecOps practices and short release cycles.
  • Experience in delivering Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for software deployment.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. 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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