Senior Level Sensor Integration Systems Engineer

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


Senior-level Sensor Integration Systems Engineers employ a multi-discipline approach to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, reliability, resiliency, services development, research and development, integration, test, and evaluation, maintainability, and analysis across CAP/SAP architectures to ensure timely and accurate products.


Duties include:

  • Conduct studies to evaluate innovative concepts and revolutionary technologies for applications.
  • Determine state of the art, operational or technical feasibility to meet requirements.
  • Identify and create plans to drive optimization.
  • Prepare and review RFI responses to identify innovative and new technologies to prototype and transition.
  • Participate as advisors in demonstrations, prototype efforts, technology risk mitigators and source selection activities.
  • Analyze and assess special topics; prepare technical recommendations.
  • Define repeatable processes and procedures for transitioning new technologies and integrating new applications.
  • Document agreements with mission partners (SLAs, MOAs, MOUs)
  • Prepare and maintain a dependency matrix.
  • Identify risks and provide recommendations for mitigation planning.
  • Create strategic roadmaps to resolve potential gaps and manage costs.
  • Provide input to PMO strategic roadmaps and systems engineering products to help ensure program rigor, resolve potential gaps, drive cross-cutting integration, ensure data is protected appropriately, and ensure mission capabilities are met.
  • Provide cross-domain integration with mission partners and industry performers to ensure successful implementation of KPMO programs.
  • Create and maintain standards and specifications.
  • Provide RFC support to include the full breadth of NGA and mission partners requirements coordination meetings and initiatives to transition R&D capabilities.
  • Define CONOPS and metrics to evaluate algorithms.
  • Develop a CONOPS and integrate new technologies into the overall CONOPS to accommodate new data sources.
  • Collaborate with end users and create use cases at multiple security levels.
  • Develop test plans to demonstrate implementation of multi-level security networks and systems, cyber security protection activities, and identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in developing and implementing corrective and remediation actions for information assurance / cyber security-related deficiencies.
  • Conduct security assessments, audits, vulnerability analyses and scans, accreditation evaluations, and other formal information security-related evaluations to ensure the cutting-edge information assurance measures support program requirements.
  • Assist the programs in correctly demonstrating information security-related tools and integrating them to the infrastructure as directed.
  • Manage the overall system transition process across the compendium of programs, project, pilots, and initiatives.
  • Maintain awareness of external system tests and evaluate potential impacts.
  • Produce test and transition-related inputs to the PMO requirements baseline.
  • Develop, articulate, and validate use cases; develop and execute test and training plans.
  • Assist with updates to the Portfolio Management Plan and Program Management Plans.
  • Develop and maintain System Engineering Plans and System Engineering Management Plans.
  • Develop Testing and Evaluation Plans to assess the overall performance of algorithms and tools.
  • Define CONOPS and metrics to evaluate algorithms.
  • Assist in the evaluation of proposed industry solutions.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.


  • Master's degree in Systems Engineering (or related STEM) with 12+ Exp. in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics or PhD degree in Engineering (or related STEM)
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence with RADAR and RF processing for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with space situational awareness, space-based sensors, and threat analysis (paraphrased like PD24)
  • IT experience in SSA including dep knowledge of systems across the IC and DoD community.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing Multi-Level Security (MLS) requirements that meet all sensitive security (physical and cyber) requirements, high performance astrophysics-based capacity, high performance visualization compute capacity, privately controlled cloud solution, and AI high performance compute and store
  • Experience dealing with data and data sources that exist at multiple security domains
  • Experience protecting data and implementing controls in sensitive environments, encryption-at-rest, encryption-at-motion; experience with implementing NSA approved Cross Domain Solutions for services
  • Demonstrated experience with Integrated Protection Strategy (IPS)
  • Experience with space environment and threats analysis
  • Experience with multiple data collection techniques and an in-depth understanding of GEOINT phenomenology
  • Demonstrated experience of MBSE processes, tools, and languages
  • Demonstrated experience of Software Development Frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience of photogrammetry, remote sensing, image science, information sciences, geographic information systems, geomatics, or related fields

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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