Aerospace Engineer Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


This position will provide engineering and oversight activities in support of a Government Program Office. The primary role will be to evaluate the spacecraft propulsion design, development, manufacturing, testing, processing, and troubleshooting of propulsion and avionics subsystems. 



  • Conduct independent analysis and modeling of spacecraft propulsion design and performance
  • Research and evualate new propulsion technologies as applicable to the customer's mission
  • Provide expert insight into the spacecraft propulsion and avionics systems, designs and analyses
  • Evaluate and present at Engineering Review Boards on technical issues, concerns, and recommendations that affect missions
  • Actively participate and contribute to Design Reviews, Engineering Review Boards, Anomaly Boards, as well as vehicle component Acceptance and Mission Success Reviews
  • Ability to perform independent assessments of spacecraft propulsion/electrical/avionics design, implementation, integration and testing activities in a production and launch operation environment
  • Provide expert and effective insight into the spacecraft provider processes and procedures as well as identify & mitigate risks and determine readiness for flight
  • Ability to evaluate and assess production processes, technical issues, and non-conformances
  • Monitor and assess production schedules and correlating technical issues with scheduling impacts
  • Dependable and self-motivated with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications and Windows OS
  • Travel occasionally as required <10%



BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7


Required Skills:

  • US Citizen with an active TS/SCI clearance and current polygraph
  • Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
  • More than 5 years’ experience with spacecraft propulsion design, manufacturing, test, and/or operations
  • BS in engineering, physics or related technical degree
  • Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority

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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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