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Satellite Systems Engineer

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


The Satellite Systems Engineer provides Systems Engineering/Systems Integration `domain expertise in Satellite operations and communications. The successful candidate will be well informed on and apply modern best practices of a satellite systems life cycle (e.g. requirements, engineering designs, documentation, usability, integration, test, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, decommissioning) to the customers satellite engineering domain. This position requires both insight and experience in a wide range of communications activities to include technical assistance in the design, development, evaluation, and operations of end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. The selected candidate will have the aptitude to assess processes and create efficiencies continuously while leading RF/SatComm related projects and must have experience in and knowledge of satellite/sensor operation, processing, and distribution. The candidate will interact with multiple stakeholders to include end users and will lead technical consultation and exchange, and provide support and recommendations to the customer. The successful candidate requires an understanding of the Community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on satellite operations, ground processing systems, and distribution.


  • Provide technical review and assessment of technologies, concepts and systems
  • Analyze alternatives to optimize performance and improve understanding of systems architecture and components
  • Provide support to satellite operations center activities, observe system health, identify and troubleshoot system issues
  • Prioritize system issues to be addressed in upcoming development/O&M updates
  • Prepare deliverables that may include collection data, gap analyses, utilization analyses, statistical and forecasting analyses, presentations, written reports and recommendations
  • Provide subject matter expertise and best practices to teams reviewing and assessing CONOPS and products
  • Provide support and technical consultation, recommendations, technical exchange, and support to operational planning
  • Lead/support end-to-end system testing



  • Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
  • Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
  • BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, or related technical field
  • Strong technical understanding of systems engineering and integration of satellite systems and subsystems
  • Experience with mission planning, control and processing functions in support of space and ground architecture
  • Experience identifying user and enterprise needs/requirements
  • Experience analyzing communication link budgets
  • Experience with modeling & simulation and comparative analysis
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Communication skills to support written deliverables, group discussion and oral presentations


  • Experience developing models & simulations in STK and/or MATLAB
  • Familiarity with intelligence organizations, disciplines, systems and processes

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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Posted: 2020-05-31 Expires: 2020-06-30

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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