Systems Engineer Senior Principal Technical Specialist

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


This candidate will work closely with customers, developers, and other team members to ensure the best technical, operational, and mission solutions are developed.

  • Meet with customers and development engineers to define system requirements and technical specifications
    • Resolve technical and architectural trade decisions and make recommendations to customers
    • Identify and track technical interface activities and help resolve technical issues
  • Be the technical POC towards all related parties to resolve technical issues
  • Lead the design of system capabilities that incorporate customer tactics
    • Assess the appropriateness of system designs
    • Lead vulnerability review assessments and explain and highlight concerns to customers
  • Lead, support, and explain the development of program strategies to support long-term, sequential, and layered capabilities
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in telecommunications technology and best practices
  • Selected candidate must have an active TS/SCI clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph


Degree in engineering, telecommunications, information technology, computer science, or similar

BS 18+, MS 16+, Phd 12+, OR 4 years of additional experience in lieu of BS

Experience with multiple system development environments

Knowledge of a variety of networking systems, including Core (circuit, NGN, IMS), Cellular (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), and IP networking

Knowledge and experience with wireless and satellite communications networks

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Exceptional diagnostic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

Willingness to travel CONUS to support TEMs and testing activities

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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