Peraton Corporation

  • Senior Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 11:58 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Spacecraft Systems Engineer to join our team at White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. The Spacecraft Systems Engineer will join a team of engineers dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) fleet.


    This position will be responsible for the following: 

    • Perform daily monitoring and trending of TDRS spacecraft state-of-health data.
    • Develop procedures for performing spacecraft activities, including battery management, station-keeping maneuvers, and momentum unloads.
    • Lead spacecraft activities as a Test Conductor, providing engineering guidance to the Satellite Controllers.
    • Perform payload performance tests to verify the TDRS payload is meeting required specifications.
    • Analyze and identify spacecraft anomaly root causes, then plan and execute recovery actions.
    • As experience is gained, provide on-the-job training to peers.
    • Occasional work during nights or weekends is required when executing activities or anomaly recoveries.
    • Other duties as assigned. 



    • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of relative experience.
    • 1+ years of experience in digital signal processing.
    • This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. 


    • Active Secret security clearance.
    • MS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
    • Proficiency with Systems Tool Kit, FreeFlyer, MATLAB, Python, or LabVIEW.
    • Previous spacecraft operations, design, or test experience.
    • Experience with spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power sensors, and/or other RF equipment.
    • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers and TDRS management.
    • Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 

    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.

    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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