Electrical Engineer (Sounding Rocket Program)

Job Locations US-VA-Wallops Island
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Position Category
No Clearance Required
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking an Electrical Engineer to support NASA’s Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC), which is a sub-orbital space flight program located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), a part of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Wallops Island, VA is a remote location. 


NSROC provides suborbital launch vehicles, payload development and field operations support to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The program enables the collection of Earth, Heliophysics and Astrophysics science.


In this role, you will be the Telemetry Engineer for sounding rocket missions. The application will support system development throughout the entire mission life cycle including launch at remote sites. Travel is required; typical travel to the remote launch site lasts 6 to 8 weeks. The position will require an individual to be living locally to support efforts on base as well as ability to support required telework. You will work on a variety of projects, typically multiple at any one time, and will require an individual able to work individually and in a team environment. 


As an Electrical Engineer, Telemetry, you will be responsible for the design, testing and field operations support related to sounding rocket telemetry systems. You will be involved in research, development, design, and testing of electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering. You will be responsible for the production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings.
  • Design PCM encoder matrices and measurement lists.
  • Development of mission telemetry requirements.
  • Utilize ground support equipment to test telemetry system components to include PCM encoders, RF transmitters and antennas.
  • May serve as the lead electrical engineer for Sounding Rocket missions.
  • Apply programming and computer application skills in the development of software in C, C , C#, and Matlab.
  • Contribute to the development of new engineering products or specialty products, and specifications.
  • Participate in technical interchange discussions with customers and experimenters.
  • Manage the activities required to meet the objectives of assigned design and development projects.
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Quality Management System
  • Ordnance Awareness
  • Supporting the integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems, and generating related documentation.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other STEM field is required
  • 2 to 5 years of engineering experience
  • Knowledge of test instrumentation, including, but not limited to, Power Supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers, etc.
  • Experience with electrically troubleshooting components and test equipment

 Desired Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering is preferred
  • Proficiency in operation of electrical test equipment, as well as components such as microcontrollers, PLD’s, and DSP’s.
  • Experience with Ground Data Systems is a plus
  • Experience with Networked Data Acquisition Systems
  • Experience with Telemetry Systems, PCM Matrices, RF
  • Experience with FPGA’s/VHDL


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 peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. 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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