Technical Engineer - Senior Level

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


Systems/Technical Engineer - Senior Level - Missile Systems/Air Defense



  • Serves as a technical engineering expert on defensive missile systems of ground-based surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems, man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems, anti-satellite (ASAT) missile systems, directed energy weapon (DEW) systems for air defense and ASAT missions and associated command and control systems.
  • Applies professional knowledge of scientific and technical engineering concepts, principals, phenomena, and relationships to assess specific requirements, delineate appropriately engineered designs, and develop preliminary and final design plans.
  • Lead and advise in the assessment of theory of operations, characteristics and performance, physical characteristics, signatures, vulnerability, and employment of foreign weapons systems. 
  • Oversee all analysis, evaluation, assessment, and documentation of intelligence information on current and future defensive systems to include subsystems, components, and technologies. 
  • Lead all engineering work in planning, operations, and final radar and missile designs.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Integrated Technical Evaluation and Analysis of Multiple Sources (ITEAMS) processed used to determine a detailed threat design.
  • Possess an understanding of Threat Modeling Analysis Program digital models, simulations, hardware representations of defensive systems used to assess system capabilities, performance and vulnerabilities.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner with all stakeholders and effectively leverage relationships to foster support for accomplishments of goals and objectives. 
  • Presents findings and recommendations to appropriate groups and helps to determine what actionable steps can be taken based on the findings.
  • Prepares written, technical reports to management.
  • May supervise junior staff and schedule work to meet completion dates.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively and efficiency with other technical government and contractor engineers assigned to the complex project.
  • Provides direct support the PMO to the success through successful programmatic and technical evaluation.


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 eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.



16+ years w/BS/BA

Active DoD TS/SCI with Poly


10+ years of experience defining and developing final detailed threat design and estimating performance for ground-based radars and missile systems.

 5+ years of radar operations experience with a thorough understanding of radar theory.


Highly Desired:

Extensive experience in air defense weapon systems analysis

Participation in an ITEAMS project

Experience supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency and Missile and Space Intelligence Center



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.


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