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Lab / Innovation Pipeline Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151

This role is for a Subject Matter Expert to perform System Engineering and System Integration functions to assist the transition of newly developed capabilities into operating and maintained baselines. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide independent, unbiased assessments and status of technical capabilities
  • Write the necessary technical, test, user, operating, and maintenance documentation
  • Support or conduct characterization, calibration, verification, and/or validation tests
  • Participate in or support Review Boards for development and transition

Position Duties:

  • Provide full transition lifecycle support from project acceptance into operational supported frameworks. This includes working with lab development teams on transition opportunities and software design considerations that maximize probability of transition.
  • Perform outreach, such as attending various technical forums and Program Management Reviews, to understand acquisition roadmaps, development frameworks and strategy of potential transition partners and share that knowledge with the government and development teams.
  • Attend all local lab Engineering Review Boards; input could span from crafting initial strategies and transition targets for on-boarded projects to detailed technical assessments for projects seeking government approval.
  • Identify systems, functionality, and developments that may be seen as similar to lab effort and provide detailed technical assessments that identify the uniqueness or niche functionality of each.
  • Perform detailed IV&V; this includes creating test plans and procedures, orchestrating cooperative collection/experiments, identifying gold-copy data sets and evaluating the results of cooperative experiments to articulate true performance and technical readiness levels of developed capabilities.
  • Write technical documentation to include IV&V reports, User Manuals, Technical Forum Briefings, Transition Working Group briefings, Concept of Operations documents, and any other documentation packages required for technical transition.
  • Orchestrate cooperative testing activities; this includes assisting the logical planning, set-up, placement, and utilization of collection postures required.
  • Assist with the transition of new and innovative capabilities that demonstrate mission utility and intelligence value.


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

Required Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required
  • Experience in Software development designs and methodologies (e.g. agile, DevOps, etc.)
  • Experience in Development, transition, and O&M processes
  • Strong analytical skills, intelligence community domain knowledge, and demonstrated understanding of user needs and operational environments
  • Demonstrated success in team environments and collaboration across multiple geographic locations
  • Strong communication skills; ability to clearly explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the National Intelligence Community
  • Degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, or similar technical discipline

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: 2021-05-06 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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