Peraton Corporation

  • Ground Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/15/2018 11:59 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a JPPS Ground Systems Engineer in Greenbelt, MD for our support of the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services II (OMES-II) contract with NASA at Peraton.


    • Oversee the development, installation, integration and testing of new hardware and software with focus on the science data processing within the JPSS ground system

    • Support the engineering design of a Telemetry and Command Ground System that supports the science data

    • Provide oversight of the software development, integration and test of a Telemetry and Command (T&C) Ground System, particularly the stored mission data (Science Data)

    • Support the flight software database and table management

    • Support the analysis of the data stream as received from the spacecraft 

    • Basic understanding of Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) data formats

    • Support software reviews conducted by the developers.

    • Analyze dropped data packets for determining error sources and minimizing effects on science data processing.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and at least 5+ years of relevant experience.

    •  3+ years of experience with using and understanding of basic system engineering concepts

      • Design Definition

      • Requirements Development

      • Concept of Operations

      • Verification Planning

    • 3+ years of experience in the design and development of ground systems with emphasis on:

      • Communications and test

      • Spacecraft command, control, and communication

      • Front-end parsing and packaging of science data

      • Analysis of frame and package drops



    • Experience with the design and development of NASA ground systems

    • Task management experience

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Demonstrated ability to lead and interact with distributed team members and different corporate cultures

    • Self-starter and good organizer

    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills 

    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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