Lead Digital System Engineer

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


Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.


This program will support potential mission areas including space situational awareness, foreign counter space threats, emerging threat systems in denied areas, special communications to include RF spectrum, mobile capabilities, cybersecurity (HW/SW assessments), vehicle telematics, Internet of Things (IoT), data exfiltration, and cross-domain rapid integration and prototyping.


BS 12-15, MS 10-13. Phd 10+



  • Active TS/SCI with CIP


  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant technical field of study
  • Proficiency coding in Python, Java, or other similar programming language
  • Demonstrable experience working in a Linux environment
  • MS in Computer Science or engineering discipline
  • Deep understanding of parsing concepts and schema formats
  • Demonstrable experience with AWS
  • Demonstrable experience with SQL and SQL-Lite
  • Demonstrable experience with working with structured and unstructured data
  • Working knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools and languages
  • Software Development Framework certification
  • Experience engineering solutions using Automation, Augmentation and Artificial Intelligence technologies
  • Experience with and strong understanding of systems engineering lifecycle

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.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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