Peraton Corporation

  • Spacecraft Telemetry Specialist

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 9 months ago(5/1/2018 9:35 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking an Spacecraft Telemetry Specialist to join our team at White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. This role will provide support to the SGSS Project as a TDRS Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding (TT&C) Lead.


    The TDRS TT&C Lead will support the SGSS Project in assessment and oversight of the SGSS Implementation Contractor’s (IC) requirement verification plans, design, development, integration, testing, deployment, and installation activities related to the TT&C systems. In Addition, the selected individual may participate in GD forums involving Operations/DR resolution or Test formulation and Staffing.


    This role includes the following specific work in the Operational areas of the SGSS Deployment:

    • Monitor, exercise, and report on the SGSS ground system performance, TDRS satellite(s) functionality and TDRS satellite(s) support, and User mission support during Level 5 and Level 6 testing and requirements verification activities in preparations to insure that the console operator positions are functional for real time operations.
    • Review plans, schedules, and status associated with the TT&C elements, and provide inputs to the SGSS Project regarding the IC’s performance.
    • Evaluate the IC’s plans and designs, ensuring the element design meets the intent of system-level requirements associated with the element and its use in the operational environment.
    • Support verification of TT&C requirements, providing clarification on system requirements as appropriate. The contractor shall ensure lower level requirements (Level 4/5/6) comply with the intent of the Level 3 requirements.
    • Witness element and system level test activities at the IC facility and operational sites.
    • Review discrepancy reports, Problem Work Item (PWI) reports and monitor progress of discrepancy resolutions as they relate to TT&C.
    • Support TT&C related engineering analyses and trade studies.
    • Participate in various engineering peer reviews, system reviews, regularly scheduled and ad-hoc Technical Interchange Meetings.
    • Support reviews of TT&C related CDRL and non-CDRL documents as a recognized subject matter expert.
    • Support the system engineering team by tracking requirements, interfaces, and testing related to TT&C.
    • Support the Deployment and Transition team with activities related to the TT&C.
    • Participate in Monthly / Quarterly Project Status Reviews.
    • Participate in Contractor led meetings involving the creation and processing of Flight and Ground LOP documentation. 
    • Submit weekly status summaries regarding the TT&C Element to the SGSS System Engineering Manager. 



    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering (Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical), Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics.
    • 6+ years’ of directly related work experience.
    • 3+ years of experience with one or more of the following components:
      • TRW (Generation 1) TDRS Satellite Bus Payload and Operations
      • Boeing (Generation 2 & 3) TDRS Satellite Bus Bus Payload and Operations
      • TDRS Satellite and ground and ground system testing

    • Ability to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.  


    • Active SECRET clearance.
    • Previous spacecraft operations, design, or test experience.
    • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers and site management.
    • Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).    


    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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