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Satellite Bus Subject Matter Expert

Chantilly, VA 20151
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Serves as a Spacecraft Engineer with emphasis on Space Vehicle (SV) Bus Subsystems
Responsible for structures, attitude control, power, thermal, propulsion and communications subsystems as the primary technical expert
o Support end-to-end SV development with experience in the maintenance and verification of segment level payload requirements and evaluation of specifications, Concept of Operations development, verification plans, procedures and results, test data and qualification and acceptance test plans and results.
o Apply knowledge of hardware and software about SV bus components. Consider and include Size, Weight and Power (SWAP); thermal analysis; mechanical analysis; shock & vibration; EMI/EMC; manufacturability / producibility; reliability; Parts, Materials and Processes (PMP) discipline; and radiation effects.
o Oversee SV design updates with an understanding of all performance and spacecraft impacts due to these updates.
o Apply program management knowledge to achieve technical performance within cost and schedule constraints. Identify risks to program plans, develop corrective action plans, conduct ECP reviews and technical evaluations, cost and schedule evaluations, proposal evaluations, and formulate budgets.
Support SV modification and modernization investigations and trade studies, assessing impacts of proposed payload designs on the SV and evaluations of alternatives to support on-contract development, technology insertion candidates and future generation payload initiatives.
Support acceptance testing and failure review boards. Participate in root cause dispositioning for top technical issues. Communicate technical and programmatic issues and provide succinct recommendations to government counterparts.


Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.

Applicant should have a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a technical field such as Physics, Math or Astronautics and 10 years engineering experience with SV development. Candidates with equivalent educational background and demonstrated experience will be considered. Candidates must have a proven ability to effectively work with major developmental contractors. Applicants should be able to convey complex technical and programmatic issues concisely to senior management and be flexible and creative problem solvers.

About Peraton

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds 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 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

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.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination 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 the 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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-05-07 Expires: 2021-06-07

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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