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Fearlessly solving the most complex national security challenges

We are seeking a Systems Engineer (Mid/Sr.) for Integration & Test (SEIT) supporting our NASA customer based at Wallops Flight Facility in VA. Remote or hybrid work will be considered for this position, with some travel to Wallops Island, VA, and to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD as needed.

As prime contractor on the Peraton Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract, Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks.  In this position, you will become part of NASA’s return to the moon, support new earth and space science missions, and launch vehicles. You will be an integral part of a world class team that ensures NASA space-ground communications are reliable and meet mission requirements.

The SENSE DTE SEIT team supports cross functional disciplines such as Hardware/Software Engineering and System Engineering for the DTE (Direct to Earth) projects. This will include the study, design, development, integration, testing, verification and operations of spaceflight, airborne and ground system hardware and software, including development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions.

In this position, you will make plans, direct, and coordinate system engineering, integration and testing activities associated across multiple functional areas and products, including the following:

  • Provide System Engineering excellence through the System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) processes
  • Support deployment of new and revised applications to operational systems, including performing testing
  • Collaborate with technical engineering teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate system anomalies and complex system/software and cybersecurity issue
  • Provide leadership over planning, scheduling, and risk management activities
  • Guide the cross functional teams, lead and present at major program reviews
  • Mentor the program junior and mid-level systems engineers
  • Collaborate with the Operations, IT Security, Mission Assurance and Task Order Leads to support
  • Task Order requirements and deliverables across the program functional elements.


Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or other related technical field, and 5+ years of related technical experience; or a MS degree and 3+ years of experience
  • 5+ years of development, integration, and test (I&T) within the systems engineering function
  • Experience working with customers to document, derive, and develop requirements
  • Experience communicating complex technical projects to high-level stakeholders
  • Experience in creation of Test Strategy, Plans, Scripts and Summary Reports.
  • Experience with Test Automation Tools and Practices, including scripting (C++, Python, MATLAB, Perl, UNIX)
  • Experience with Windows and Linux servers (RedHat, CentOS)
  • Experience using Microsoft (MS) Office Tools to produce PowerPoint briefings, MS Project schedules, MS Word documents, and generate and manipulate Excel files
  • This position requires a “Public Trust” background check with the ability to obtain a Security clearance, which requires a US citizen.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with NASA, space or ground station antenna systems, and satellite communications networks
  • Proficient professional written and verbal communication skills including briefings and presentations to leadership and customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving, multi-tasking, and attention to details
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of suppliers, vendors and Government employees


Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


  • Colorado Salary Minimum: $64,900
  • Colorado Salary Maximum: $157,300

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

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