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Peratons Intelligence Group - Space Programs is searching for a Test Lead for leading and directing the integration of space capabilities in support of the war-fighting missions of combatant commanders being acquired by the United States Air Force. The mission is to contribute to the development of low-cost, rapid reaction payloads, buses, launch, and launch control capabilities in order to fulfill joint military operational requirements.

The successful candidate should be a subject matter expert in enterprise, system and sub-system space/ground verification, validation and testing.

The Test Lead will lead the integration and test management, requirements definition, planning and scheduling; development of test plans and procedures; preparing and conducting tests; development of software for supporting integration and tests; and the review, analysis and documentation of test results. The Test Lead will be responsible for supporting space and ground segments accomplishing all integration and test activities required to ensure all segments are integrated, tested, delivered and supported.

The Test Lead will direct an integration and test team executing functions associated with delivering space, ground and infrastructure capabilities in a rapid and agile manner, demonstrating all key technologies and capabilities of a complex enterprise, and providing a clear path forward for future capabilities with incremental technology insertion. The Test Lead will be responsible for the successful integration and deployment of an enterprise set of capabilities.


  • Bachelors or Masters (preferred) degree in an engineering or technical subject
  • Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.
  • 10 years of satellite experience with the verification, validation and testing of space/ground segment/systems engineering environments on ACAT 1 satellite programs
  • 5 years of SE&I experience including space/ground architecture, requirements, IV&V, experiments, transition to operations
  • 5 years of experience with integrating and testing new and emergent space/ground/infrastructure technologies and capabilities
  • Experienced with software development, delivery and test including CI/CD and DevSecOps environments
  • Experience with space offensive and defensive environment and the space situational awareness mission
  • Strong experience and familiarity with Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling (AFSIM)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, and resolve complex space/ground/infrastructure issues, anomalies and discrepancies with diverse developers
  • Demonstrated success in holding their teams accountable for technical accuracy and completion
  • Strong communication skills able to effectively communicate complex issues, risks and opportunities
  • Experience with MBSE, and Agile Software methodologies.
  • (Desired) Certifications commensurate with area of study and experience (ESEP, PE, PMP, etc.)
  • Active Top Secret clearance is required with SCI.


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: 2021-05-10 Expires: 2021-06-08

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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