Peraton Corporation

  • Lead EO R&D Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/1/2018 10:57 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Lead EO R&D Engineer in Greenbelt, Maryland to support Next Generation optical communication ground terminal studies for the NASA Space network.



    • Leading the research, development, and analysis to support the evolution of the NASA Space Network to include high-rate optical communications.
    • Conducting modeling, simulation, and analysis of optical communication technologies, techniques, and operational concepts.
    • Evaluating potential optical communication architectures and ground station locations.
    • Identifying system performance analyses, trade studies, risks and associated mitigations.
    • Developing test plans and procedures for optical communications technologies and techniques.
    • Supporting the development, coordination, and presentation of Key Decision Point (KDP) Presentations (e.g. PDCR, PDR, CDR, SRR, SIR, SAR, ORR, etc.)
    • Evaluating and implementing weather monitoring equipment and assessing atmospheric impacts to optical communications.



    • Master’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field and 15+ years of related work experience.
    • 5+ years leading the research, development, and analysis efforts in support of a project.
    • 5+ years of developing test plans and procedures for optical communications technologies and techniques.
    • Successful track record of managing large R&D technology projects.
    • Prior experience NASA or other federal government agency projects.


    • Experience with optical communications systems and subsystems.
    • Familiarity with NASA, DoD, or other agency systems engineering processes.
    • Knowledge of the NASA Space Network



    This position requires the candidate to already possess an Active SECRET security clearance and the ability to maintain the 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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