Cyber Systems Engineer Senior Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Analyzes user’s requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architectures to develop system requirements and specifications. Analyzes system requirements and leads design and development activities. Guides users in formulating requirements, advises alternative approaches, and conducts feasibility studies. Provides technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology. Incorporates new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations. Develops technical documentation. Develops system Architecture and system design documentation. Guides system development and implementation planning through assessment or preparation of system engineering management plans and system integration and test plans. Interacts with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts. Ultimate responsibility for the technical integrity of work performed and deliverables associated with the Systems Engineering area of responsibility. Communicates with other program personnel, government overseers, and senior executives, and possess the following capabilities:

  • Provide technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of specific components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures compatible with DoDAF, SOA and other applicable architectures, and performing technical/nontechnical assessment, management and end-to-end flow analysis;
  • Conduct quantitative analysis in non-functional system performance areas like Reliability, Maintainability, Vulnerability, Survivability, Produceability, etc.;
  • Establish and follow a formal procedure for coordinating system integration activities among multiple teams, ensuring complete coverage of all interfaces;
  • Develop system design solutions that satisfy system requirements and fulfills functional analysis requirements;
  • Derive from system requirements an understanding of stakeholder needs, functions that may be logically inferred and implied as essential to system effectiveness, and lower-level requirements from higher-level allocated requirements that describe in detail the functions that a system component must fulfill, ensuring these requirements are complete, correct, unique, unambiguous, realizable, and verifiable;
  • Participate in establishing and gaining approval of the definition of a system or component under development (requirements, designs, interfaces, test procedures, etc.) that provides a common reference point for hardware and software developers;
  • Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Nonrepudiation, and Availability), Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability), and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.);
  • Manage and ensure the technical integrity of the system baseline over time, continually updating it as various changes are imposed during system lifecycle from development through deployment and operations & maintenance;
  • Assess risk to determine probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan;
  • Establish a process to formally and proactively control and manage changes to requirements, consider impacts prior to commitment to change, gain stakeholder buy-in, eliminate ambiguity, ensure traceability to source requirements, and track and settle open actions;
  • Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (C&A) and other Government C&A processes as required.


Basic Quaifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline from an accredited college or university.  Five (5) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Fourteen (14) years of experience as a SE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong systems engineering experience in Windows and Linux (Centos/RHEL, Ubuntu) environments;
  • Strong networking experience (Cisco ACI a plus);
  • Strong scripting skills (Python, VBScript, Bash, Powershell, Batch, or Perl).  Monitor performance and troubleshoot as needed;
  • Strong cloud experience;
  • Certification: Red Hat CE, CCNA;
  • Database Experience (non-admin): Nagios/HP OpenView, Splunk, NiFi.



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

$190,000 - $304,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed