Peraton Corporation

  • Satellite Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Satellite Systems Engineer to join an established team responsible for monitoring and interpreting NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) telemetry, and making decisions to optimize the health and longevity of the TDRS fleet.  This position is on-site at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland.Peraton is the Prime Contractor on the NASA Space Communication Network Services (SCNS) Contract; responsible for the Operations, Maintenance, Sustainment and Systems engineering of satellite communication systems for NASA. 


    This position will be responsible for the following:

    • Monitor, process and interpret real-time and archived satellite telemetry data
    • Develop and execute automated programs (e.g., Python scripts; MatLab) for data reduction of large satellite telemetry data sets
    • Generate plots, graphs and other visual aids to clearly identify trends in select telemetry parameters
    • Integrate trend data into chart packages (e.g., PowerPoint) to explain trends
    • Theorize possible explanations for trends, and potential corrective actions to resolve degraded performance
    • Participate as part of team to explore the application of machine learning techniques for automatically identifying trends and anomalous system performance
    • Participate in weekly meetings and other technical forums
    • Minimal travel (less than 5%) is anticipated with this position.



    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
    • 3+ years of experience in a technical field related to satellite operations.
    • 1+ years of familiarity and understanding of basic satellite subsystems (thermal, power, attitude/orbit control, communications/antennas, TT&C, etc.)
    • 2+ years of proficient programming skills (e.g., Python, MatLab) that can be leveraged immediately for satellite telemetry data reduction and trending.
    • 2+ years of experience using MatLab, which will be applied as the basis for artificial intelligence / machine learning initiatives.
    • 2+ years of proficieint MS Office (Excel / PowerPoint) skills that can be leveraged to compile, manipulate and present trends in select telemetry parameters.


    • Graduate degree or currently enrolled in grad school
    • TDRS or Boeing HS601 satellite bus experience or familiarity



    The applicant must have, or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. 

    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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