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Space Communications Systems Engineer

King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Peraton Overview

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).

  • Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5+ years with PhD.
  • Experience supporting integration activities for a similar satellite communication systems.
  • Experience defining the interface requirements for a COMM transport satellite.
  • Design of new Link-16 equipment and testing in Link-16 operational test environment or familiarity with optical intersatellite links or space-based mesh networking development or the integration of new
  • Integrated Broadcast System equipment (desired).
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision required.
  • Willing to travel to Chantilly, VA and Government/Vendor sites as needed for integration activities.


The successful candidate will support a new program at Peraton, focused on mission integration of a new space domain architecture for Space Programs. This role is focused on Systems Engineering and Mission Integration of the Communication Transport Segment into a larger system-of systems. Tasks include assessing the capabilities planned for the Communication Satellite Vehicles and supporting the Chief Engineer to develop and implement a plan to ensure that the combined system will be able to support the mission capabilities. Mission operations (demo and other flight test planning) has a direct interface with the Warfighter and brings together the capabilities of space based communication transport via low-latency high-bandwidth optical link and mesh networking capabilities, an OPIR sensing mission, Ground C2, network management, tactical data links (Link-16 and IBS), mission planning, and DoD elements already conducting critical warfighter missions.

This Space Communications Systems Engineer will support development and maturation of requirements for a Capstone demonstration. This is a fast-paced program that will deliver a minimal viable product capability to support the warfighter in under 18 months as an initial capability delivery with refinement during future development over the next 5 years. A focus of this role is working with more than one SV vendor to identify gaps in the architecture and interfaces and refine the CONOPS based upon expected Segment capabilities.

Specific Tasks include:
  • Provide data to support information mapping mission capabilities to System and Segment requirements and verification activities
  • Provide input to Systems Architects to develop architectural and technical schematics showing interactions (e.g., operational functions, data, physical connections, data flows and timing) among the segments and their various elements
  • Integration of new Link-16 equipment into Link-16 test environment
  • Integration of optical intersatellite links and space-based mesh networking techniques
  • Support Risk reduction activities and end-to-end demonstration plans coordinated with the Transport Segment and elements
  • Evaluate the demonstrations, simulations, and testing required to demonstrate mission capability and document the interfaces, internal and external operations and resources required to successfully accomplish them
  • Support the Transport Segment (multiple vendors) participation in the Capstone detailed design, analysis, planning, and integration activities


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2023-10-29

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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