Peraton Corporation

  • Systems Integration and Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Suitland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/6/2018 1:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
    Public Trust
  • Overview

    This is an opportunity to work on a cutting-edge technology program responsible for flying the latest series of GOES weather satellites and distributing critical weather data to the North American continent. The ground system for these satellites is now operational flying the first two satellites in this series.  Peraton is maintaining and operating the ground system and is seeking an Integration and Test (I&T) Engineer in Suitland, MD to support the critical national weather GOES-R satellite program.


    • The position is responsible for the deployment and testing of GOES-R Ground System (GS) software builds and patches developed at the Harris Melbourne, FL Factory as well as Science Algorithm updates developed by the Product Readiness for Operations (PRO) Team located at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. 
    • Installation – Software and supporting files and libraries are delivered by the Factory and PRO Teams and deployed using the Ansible Tower application that utilizes the RedHat Satellite Server tool.
    • Integration – The Integration, Test, and Checkout (ITCO) process, established and maintained by the Factory is executed by the engineer at one or more sites. These sites include the NOAA Satellite Operation Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, MD, the Wallops Command and Data Acquisition Station in Wallops Island, VA, and the Consolidated Backup Facility, located in Fairmont, WV. All sites are accessible at the Suitland facility.
    • Test and Checkout – GOES-R Test and Checkout Procedures are developed both at Factory and site, and rely on a wide range of technologies from simple scripting to automated test tools. The engineer is responsible for the execution of Factory-delivered regression tests, and the development, execution, troubleshooting, and documentation of site specific tests.



    • B.S. degree in engineering or other technical studies
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience, or 8 years with 2 years of post-Secondary/AA-AS Degree, NOAA/NASA experience a plus
    • 2+ years Python experience
    • Experience supporting UNIX operating systems (shell commands and scripting), RedHat Linux and Perl experience a plus


    • Experience developing software test plans, cases, and procedures, both manual and automated, to uncover, identify, and document software problems and their causes
    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent teamwork
    • Able to install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and verify custom and off-the-shelf applications.
    • Participates in data collection and analysis
    • Experience developing/updating complex RedHat Linux-based scripts (i.e., sh, bash, csh, perl, etc.) as well as Web applications (html)
    • Able to document and track software defects to ensure accurate replication and compliance with software testing standards
    • IBM/Tivoli tool suite (TIP, TEPS, TBSM, Netcool/Imact, Maximo, etc.)
    • Experience with automated testing tools
    • Ability to work effectively both on a team and in an individual setting
    • Self-motivated, quick-learner, ability to anticipate problems and develop effective solutions
    • Willing to be hands-on and work at tasks outside of normal duties if needed to support management objectives

    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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