Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


This Program provides high-end Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to government clients. We are currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to provide technical leadership and management support for a program that delivers a broad range of engineering and scientific services to a national level customer.  The Program provides cradle-to-grave engineering support for the definition, design, development, integration, verification, fielding, and eventual termination/disposal of the system and system components. The candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership for the integration, test, and deployment of OCONUS facility capabilities. The candidate will oversee the development of OCONUS facilities to support execution of client systems.  The candidate will work directly with clients and projects teams. Communication is key to success in this position.  


Specific responsibilities include:   

  • Manage, plan, and provide tasking for technical projects
  • Communicate progress, status, briefings, and tasking to customers and team
  • Interact with customers on technical matters, often requiring coordinated activity across organization lines
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, and charts
  • Troubleshoot and analyze root cause of any system anomalies/discrepancies      
  • Identify problem areas and help develop solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; and investigating problem areas


Requires 10-12 years with BS/BA or 8-10 years with MS/MA, OR 4 years of additional experience in lieu of BS.

Requires an active TS/SCI clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to define, oversee the development, and support the operations of OCONUS facilities, including experience with OCONUS facilities controls/communications, electrical/electronic systems, HVAC, or mechanical devices and equipment. Additional qualifications include: 

  • Applied knowledge of the systems development life cycle, including requirements analysis, documentation development, control gates, and system verification
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Abilities to travel OCONUS
  • Experience working with stakeholders on OCONUS facilities
  • SETA experience
  • Ability to work within and across multi-discipline teams to ensure interfaces are thoroughly defined, properly designed, and correctly implemented
  • Familiarity with IC organizations and experience working across multiple organizations within the IC
  • Excellent communication skills


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

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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