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Space Systems Engineer - OPIR SME/Team Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.


The successful candidate will support a new program at Perspecta, focused on Mission integration of a new Space Domain architecture. This role is focused on Mission integration of the Tracking segment. Tasks include leading a team of 5 engineers in assessing the capabilities planned for the Tracking (Wide Field of View OPIR) Satellite Vehicles and supporting the Lead Systems Engineer (LSE) 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 Wide Field of View OPIR satellites with a new satellite communication network utilizing optical links and mesh networking capability and a new ground architecture to deliver low-latency, high bandwidth data to DoD elements already conducting critical warfighter missions.
This mission integration tracking systems engineer will lead a team that supports the LSE to develop and mature requirements for a Capstone demonstration. This is a fast paced program that will deliver a capability to support the warfighter in under 18 months and lay the ground work for the follow-on tracking system development. 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:
Support the Capstone detailed design, analysis, planning, and integration activities;
Develop a detailed Mission Operations integration plan in coordination with stakeholders;
Work with the stakeholders (Segments, Users, Partners) to define operational details, lower-level use cases (mission elements or components), requirements, interfaces, and controlling documents.
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 development of planning documents, memorandums of agreement or understanding, and any other documentation required.
Manage, assign, review work products developed by members of Tracking Team


Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 10+ years with PhD.
Experience supporting integration activities for a similar satellite system
Experience defining the space to ground interface requirements for an OPIR tracking satellite.
Experience with Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS), or similar space-based OPIR missions
Experience with Missile Defense Agency missions
Excellent ability to present status to Senior Government leaders.
Experience leading a small (3-8) team of engineers
Willing to travel to Chantilly, VA and Government/Vendor sites as needed for integration activities.

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 do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta 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).


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Posted: 2021-04-11 Expires: 2021-05-10

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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