Peraton Corporation

  • Systems Engineer I

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/10/2019 2:55 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking a Junior Systems Engineer to join our team to support NASA’s Near Earth Network projects in Greenbelt, MD.  As prime contractor on the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) contract, Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks. 


    This position will involve the design, integration, and test of new satellite ground station hardware and software systems. The selected candidate will support senior engineers in ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Under the direction of senior engineers, the junior engineer will aid in the performance of functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications, and system level designs.


    This position will provide support for the following systems engineering activities: 

    • System analysis
    • Risk analysis
    • Performing trade studies
    • Customer support
    • Providing engineering support to projects during development, integration and testing
    • Customer presentations and reviews



    • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related technical field..
    • 0-2+ years experience in the analysis, design and development of ground data systems.
    • Ability to travel – 10%


    • Advance degree preferred in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related technical field.
    • Prior relevant experience or coursework in the system engineering life cycle including requirements analysis and documentation, specification development, system design, concept of operations development, and interface control document development.
    • Relevant experience or coursework with antenna and control systems.
    • Relevant experience or coursework with hardware/software testing and requirement verification.
    • Prior experience with projects involving NASA hardware and software interfaces and antennas, including experience with the NASA’s Space Network and/or Near Earth Network.
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Solidworks
    • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word.



    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain 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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