Senior Systems Engineer

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


The Systems Engineer should be able to plan, implement, test, and document enterprise-wide solutions for total systems or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products. This includes analyzing and identifying all or part of the customer's existing or new systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs, and establishing functional and technical specifications and standards, solving interface problems, defining input/output parameters, and ensuring integration of the entire system or subsystem.  The Systems Engineer will be responsible for strategic level planning and roadmap development, working with all the teams in the area. 

The candidate should: 

  • Perform traditional Systems Engineering at the enterprise/strategic level within the context of the political landscape, operational restrictions and changes, and interacting systems across the customer’s organization. 
  • Provide project management support with short turn-around projects; development of requirements, project plans, needs assessment, transition planning, and future looking roadmaps. 
  • Perform innovation research relevant to the project areas within the strategic roadmap. 
  • Be a self-starter with leadership capabilities and execution of roles and responsibilities with little to no supervision. 
  • Require minimal oversight to complete tasks in a timely manner. 
  • Identify integration issues and coordinate Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to resolve them. 
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, as well as handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts. 
  • Have strong decision-making skills, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize work. 
  • Have demonstrated experience leading technical teams to develop/implement hardware/software requirements. 
  • Have demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support the customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally & written) ideas, work autonomously, take the initiative to provide creative alternatives to intractable challenges or systemic problems. 
  • Have ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal. 
  • Have demonstrated strong customer and partner relationship building skills. 


  • BS/BA and 12-15 years of experience OR MS and 10-13 years of experience, or Phd 8-10 years of experience
  • Technical Degree (Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, etc.)
  • IC or DoD experience
  • TS/SCI with Poly level clearance is required

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

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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