Sensor Operations Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Peraton is actively seeking a Sensor Operations Systems Engineer to enhance our Cyber Mission team in Jessup, MD. This role is vital for someone eager to contribute to one of the most significant engineering contracts across the Intelligence Community.

Offering a dynamic full-time opportunity, this position demands 1880 hours annually, primarily stationed at a designated customer site. As an integral part of our team, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in systems engineering, offering program planning and mission management support to the SIGINT sensor operations.


Responsibilities include crafting initial Concept of Operations documents, developing task schedules, and overseeing program development and planning for our engineering and integration team. Additionally, the role entails rigorous project management - from requirement gathering, technical and programmatic analysis, to proposing alternative solutions and schedules for government review.


The chosen candidate will also explore and evaluate emerging technologies, liaising with vendors to deliver well-informed recommendations to our government clients. A key aspect of the role involves facilitating the transition of legacy systems to a unified sensor and data operations framework, ensuring comprehensive systems requirements alignment. You'll also keep abreast of related sensor efforts within the organization, identifying synergies and opportunities to enhance program efficiency.


Ultimately, you will serve as a vital advisor to the government customer on matters concerning project procurement, system integration, sustainment, and testing. This role not only requires technical acumen but also a strategic mindset to address both technical and resource-related advisories. Join us at Peraton to drive success in our projects and deliver unparalleled support to our prestigious clients in the Intelligence Community.


Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 years of general systems engineering experience; a Master’s degree or PhD in a qualified engineering field or a related discipline from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 13 years of general systems engineering experience; or a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 19 years of relevant systems engineering experience.
  • Ability to deconstruct top-level requirements to functional requirements for systems solutions that account for technical, schedule and cost constraints.
  • Ability to support management in the planning, de-confliction, and deployment of SIGINT systems for operations in coordination with supported government customer and other government department and agency partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical planning, systems integration, data verification and validation, data flow, cost and risk analysis, and supportability/effectiveness analysis for newly integrated systems.
  • Knowledgeable of SIGINT sensor systems, SIGINT collection and processing methods.
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Demonstrated ability to work through technical and organizational challenges to achieve mission success.
  • Experience with tactical SIGINT, especially the use of SIGINT payloads on UAV platforms strongly desired.
  • Experience with program transitioning and decommissioning planning desired.
  • Practical experience managing both program and technical issues for multiple on-going SIGINT projects.
  • Experience in collaborating with peer organizations and representing customer’s projects to external organizations.
  • Ability to successfully advocate for customers positions while maintaining collegial relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience working with organizations to overcome barriers to success and create shared solutions.
  • Knowledge of System Security Accreditation processes and standards.
  • Experience with hardware/software development especially with communications related systems.
  • Knowledge of collaboration tools like JIRA and Confluence.
  • Strong personal communications skills, self-motivated, team player.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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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.

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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