Peraton Corporation

  • Laser Communications Systems Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/20/2018 5:22 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team at White Sands Complex (WSC) in Las Cruces, NM. The selected candidate will join a team that is dedicated to mission operations, system analysis, software & hardware testing, implementation, of new software and/or hardware in support of the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD).  The role will lead to performing Flight Operations functions for the LCRD Mission Operations Center (LMOC) located at WSC. 


    • Prepare for providing Mission Operations Team (MOT) functions for the LCRD payload Mission Operations during all operational phases to include pre-launch, launch and early orbit, as well as post-launch power-on and testing at WSC.
    • LCRD operations efforts to include participation in working group meetings and major reviews, mission readiness testing, mission simulations and rehearsals, and mission operational readiness exercises in preparation for launch and on-orbit commissioning.
    • Provide test engineering support to the LCRD Mission by configuring interfaces and developing test procedures, telemetry pages, system scripts (PROCs), and Operations Procedures. 
    • Configure, operate, and monitor the LMOC equipment required to communicate with the Mission Spacecraft.
    • Perform engineering analysis of flight and ground system performance during pre-launch, launch, and post-launch test periods and able to write technical policies, procedures, and documentation.
    • Perform hardware and software testing, customer support analysis and troubleshooting, and operations procedures development.
    • Develop and document test plans and test cases for newly developed or existing software or hardware.
    • Provide services to meet customer requirements covering pre-launch testing, launch, early orbit, and on-orbit operations through the end of mission.
    • Primarily a day-shift position but the selected candidate must be willing to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis when required.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, or math discipline and 3 + years of related 
    • 1+ years of experience with software scripting languages and development of automated systems
    • 1+ years of operational experience working in a virtual environment.
    • Ability to coordinate and work with multiple tasks, projects, and personnel from a variety of disciplines.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with customer and contractor senior management.
    • Must be able to travel as required (up to 20% anticipated in the first 12 months)


    • Security+ Certification.
    • Master’s Degree in engineering, science, technology, or math discipline



    This position requires that the candidate have an active TS clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI.

    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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