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Mission Assurance Reliability Engineer


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Perspecta is looking for a passionate, motivated, and detail oriented Mission Assurance Engineer to join a dynamic, innovative team that ensures risk management, quality, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements in accordance with contractual requirements.  As part of the Mission Assurance team you will be responsible for supporting and advising on both space and ground systems throughout the contracts process through standards development, into design.  Responsibilities also include ensuring analysis and feedback of operational data is provided to programs through various working groups and targeted alerts, as needed.  You will interface with senior members of program offices, directorate and offices, as well as operators at various ground stations as Mission Assurance responsibilities span the entire engineering lifecycle.  Mission Assurance supports multiple Mission Threads and provides horizontal cross-mission capabilities and integration.  

The Mission Assurance team will monitor the state of the Space Industrial Base (SIB) as it affects IC programs; broker collaboration, and assess risk and opportunity mitigation projects with other agencies as necessary; facilitate and participate in technical exchanges addressing critical technologies, infrastructure, materials, and suppliers; influence and impact technical planning guidance to support IB health and viability; and administer the IC Industrial Base Working Group, which includes preparing briefings, capturing results, and updating decision making documentation. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement a common operating anomaly tracking, attribution, process and tools to collect and manage data related to on-orbit anomalies
  • Analysis of trends in anomaly root cause analysis that potentially affect other programs
  • Publish best practices to avoid and manage anomalies in the future
  • Organize and conduct periodic anomaly related conferences and deliver summary reports to the customer
  • Outline, propose, and track mitigation activities such as revisions to standards, or specialized technical studies.

Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical discipline
  • Technical knowledge of spacecraft components, ground architecture hardware, and software
  • Database and data analytical skills
  • Trending analysis for root cause of failures and anomalies
  • Strong System Engineering or Systems Integration experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with senior government customers and the ability to influence within multiple levels of the organization
  • Must have an active TS/SCI, the ability to pass a poly, and be able to successfully crossover with the supported client


  • Experience with GEOINT, SIGINT, Ground, and/or COMM systems
  • Experience with core Systems Engineering Disciplines (Requirements, Schedule, Risk, Readiness, System Closure, VV&T, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the Intelligence Community, and associated government agencies
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical exchange forums
  • Technical and managerial report writing ability
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Westfield, Virginia
United States
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