Systems Engineering- Senior

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


We are seeking a motivated product quality SYSTEM ENGINEER to lead the planning, test development, data definition, and task execution for new and existing products within the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). The candidate will need to write clear test plans to satisfy the test objective. They will lead a team of image scientists, image analysts, photogrammetrists, and statisticians to perform specific tasks, track issues, and clearly communicate status and results to multiple stakeholders.

The mission spans many data providers and sensor phenomenologies including electrical-optical, RADAR, LIDAR, OPIR, motion, multi- and hyper-spectral. We work to verify and validate product visual quality, as well as the accuracy of the support data. The qualified candidate should have experience with test design to verify and validate products against requirements to meet planned concept of operations. The ideal candidate will have image science or imagery analysis experience or knowledge ready to apply to the challenges of the group. Good written and verbal communication and team work is critical.   


Required Experience/Education:

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.

  • Must have a minimum of a Top Secret clearance and willing to upgrade clearance to TS/SCI and sit for and pass a polygraph within 30 days of employment or at customers request- Contract requires TS/SCI with poly.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, or a related Science or Engineering
  • 6-12 years of system engineering experience, to include independent testing and data verification, requirements, and development of concept of operations. Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA
  • Experience with sensor imaging systems, products, and exploitation processes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with emphasis on briefing to obtain decisions and solve technical issues and test plans/reports writing
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn, solve problems and perform in a dynamic work environment


Preferred Skillset:

  • Masters degree or higher in System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, or a related Science or Engineering
  • Experience in remote sensing phenomenologies (for example EO/IR/SAR)
  • Knowledge of NSG tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TCPED) image chain
  • Experience with product quality assessments, visual or metadata assessments

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

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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