Space Systems Engineer

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


As a Space Systems Engineer you will assist the SEIT Team supporting multiple Agile scrum teams in planning, design, development, deployment, integration, test, and configuration management of space domain awareness software tools. As an experienced professional with a full understanding of systems engineering, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways; have expertise as a journey-level professional; and perform work under general direction. 


The EMMETT program, a next gen Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Indications and Warning (I&W) system, establishes a repository of resident space objects (RSOs), finds RSOs of interest, and provides data to ground operators. The EMMETT team uses: programmatics, sensor modeling, and system engineering expertise to deliver this world-class SDA I&W system.


What you'll do:

  • Assist in developing systems engineering processes for the planning, design, development, deployment, integration and test, configuration management of satellite ground station systems
  • Evaluate proposed architecture and engineering design changes to a subsystem of a major system acquisition program
  • Effectively collaborate and drive communication with colleagues across teams
  • Create briefings for Program Status Reviews including Course of Action decision briefs
  • Provides input and status to the program integrated master schedule (IMS) and assumes responsibility for program tasks
  • Exercises sound judgement to avoid erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure or resources.
  • Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical problems.
  • Minimal travel (<10%) is expected.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 2 years with BS/BA; 0 years with MS/MA degree. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • This position requires the candidate possess a minimum of Top-Secret clearance with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI and pass a polygraph within 30 days of employment or at customers request- contract requires TS/SCI with poly. The candidate must maintain the clearance.
  • Experience developing and supporting system engineering processes across the entire system lifecycle to include the analysis, planning, design, development, deployment, integration, test, or configuration of software.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a technical field
  • Two (2+) years of experience in the Intelligence Community with systems engineering focus
  • One (1+) year of experience in software or hardware integration
  • Defensive space control, such as space operations and/or mission protection experience
  • Knowledge of Enterprise and System Architecture concepts and principles.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Understanding of Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) processes, tools, and languages (Cameo, MagicDraw, SysML, Sequence Diagrams, DoDAF, etc.)
  • Experience with software centric systems
  • Experience with Agile
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with stakeholders


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

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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