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Systems Engineer III

Apply 2019-93323 Chantilly, Virginia Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
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Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

Program Specific Description: The NUO program is a contract providing SETA (Systems Engineering Technical Advisor) services to the IC customer with a focus on RF satellite communications. NUO contract support is part of the customer team focused on all aspects of the systems life cycle including conops development, capturing requirements, working with developers to deliver capability, testing to ensure capabilities meet requirements, transition to operations and operations support. The program is comprised of 90 FTE supporting several locations in the Northern Virginia region.

Specific Job Description: This position is part of a team of SETA working a specific program within the customer's portfolio of programs. The position will have various systems engineering assignments related to the acquisition of additional critical capabilities and other activities in support of the customer program office. In particular this position has responsibilities associated with managing a portfolio of RF communications capabilities serving a critical end-user for our customer's system.  Duties will include everything from supporting anomaly resolution in operations to developing new conops based on unique knowledege of our customer's system.  The position may require occasional OCONUS travel to test site locations and may involve hands on work with equipment installations and testing. 



Requires 5 to 8 years with BS or 3 to 5 years with MS or 0 to 2 years with PhD.  (4 years of relevant experience in space systems RF communications development/acquisition or operations programs can be substituted)

Clearance:  TS/SCI with Poly

Technical BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree.

The ability to work well within a team of engineers

Demonstrated success in working with government customers.


Experience with Commercial/Government acquisition of satellite/ground segment hardware/software or satellite based special communications field set hardware/software.

BS in Electricial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science.

Prior experience as a SETA with NUO IC customer work with requirements and other related readiness processes.

Prior experience with RF based satellite communications.

Prior experience with digital signal processing.


As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision
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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