Systems Engineer

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


The Space & Intelligence Sector has an immediate need for Systems Engineering support. The selected candidate should be able to:

  • Plan, implement, test, and document enterprise-wide solutions for total systems or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products.
  • Analyze and identify all or part of the customer's existing or new systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs, and establish functional and technical specifications and standards.
  • Solve interface problems, define input/output parameters, and ensure integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Build relationships easily with strong communication skills.
  • Experience with innovation and the innovation lifecycle.
  • Provide project management support including development of requirements, project plans, needs assessment, and transition planning
  • Perform traditional Systems Engineering at the enterprise/strategic level within the context of the political landscape, operational restrictions and changes, and interacting systems across then customer’s organization.
  • Identify integration issues and coordinate Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to resolve them.
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, as well as handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts.



  • TS/SCI with Polygraph level clearance is required.
  • BA/BS and 8+ years of relevant experience; Masters and 6+ years; additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Customer-specific experience in the Intelligence Community
  • Be a self-starter with leadership capabilities and execution of roles and responsibilities with little to no supervision.
  • Require minimal oversight to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong decision-making skills, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical teams to develop/implement hardware/software requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support the customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally & written) ideas, work autonomously, take the initiative to provide creative alternatives to intractable challenges or systemic problems.
  • Have ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Working knowledge of RF/Satellite communication systems
  • Technical Degree (Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, etc.) preferred

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 eligibility 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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