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Space Protection Engineering Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151

The Protection Engineering Lead directs and supports the systems engineering effort for the protection functionality for a major system acquisitions and capability and interfaces with other Indications and Warning (I&W) sensors for ground integration. The lead provides technical support, and consultation supporting multiple aspects of a major protection-related system and the associated acquisition. These efforts span both established and emerging protection and I&W system acquisition initiatives. The lead supports full lifecycle acquisition across all facets of a complex national systems architecture. Specific responsibilities include:
- Assessing requirements, CONOPs, architecture products, system/segment schedules, system resiliency, and risks regarding the integration and delivery of a space/ground system.
- Supporting test and verification strategy and the system integration of new initiatives in support of expanded mission capabilities for offensive/defensive capabilities.
- Serve as the primary representative for protection, collaborating with systems engineers and stakeholders, and developers to drive resolution plans and strategies for complex technical challenges.
- Support strategic planning for capability acquisition, insertion, and delivery.
The Protection Engineering Lead designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods.


- Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

- Knowledge in the I&W and Defense mission domain and space system capabilities, sensors, and vulnerabilities, with significant experience and detailed knowledge in adversarial threats and threat timelines.
- Demonstrated technical leadership integrated engineering teams.
- Knowledge of Ground systems and overall Space and Ground Architecture.
- Experience with MBSE, SysML applications, digital tools, Confluence, and Jira.

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: 2021-05-11 Expires: 2021-06-09

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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