Peraton Corporation

  • TDRS Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding (TT&C) Lead

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/14/2019 3:03 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking a TDRS (Tracking and Data Relay Satellites) Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding (TT&C) Lead to provide support to theSGSS Project in Las Cruces, NM.


    Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


    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 ensure 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 and 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

    Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

    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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