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Senior Systems Engineer

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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Perspecta is seeking a senior systems engineer (SE) to provide systems engineering support to program initiatives that lead towards solving the Intelligence Community’s (IC) “hard problems” for present and future mission needs.  This is an extremely exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for learning about new technologies and leading teams in creative ways to deploy them against intelligence community hard targets and/or in support of critical intelligence operations.  The Systems Engineer (SE) will provide support in developing long-term strategic initiatives for our customer organization to meet present and future mission needs.  The scope of strategic initiatives may include the coordination of design, development, analysis, and deployment of innovative equipment, projects, cutting edge technologies, or operations for the use of complex special communications capabilities or solutions. The candidate will also have access to unique expert networks including direct reach back into a wide range of niche or highly specialized technical and operational centers of excellence when developing new capabilities in support of intelligence missions. This work may include the coordination and analyzing the development, integration and deployment into operations of new technologies.  The senior systems engineer will assess IC and industry capabilities to develop and evaluate weaknesses to develop action plans to address identified weaknesses and deliver new capabilities addressing technical, analytical and operational requirements. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, analyzing, and defining, user, customer and stakeholder needs to translate them into technical and operational requirements.
  • Support Sponsor management in the identification, deployment and maintenance of applications and systems to ensure proper functionality.
  • Support the Sponsor in fielding IC technical collection capabilities to bear against high priority targets.


  • TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • BS degree in an engineering discipline or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering work in the IC
  • Prior experience applying strong systems engineering principles to the fielding of complex systems
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following domains: RF, satellite communications, digital signal processing, wireless communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that can be used to foster relationships with external IC partners.
  • Ability to apply tact and communication skills to work sensitive political and organizational issues.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervisor towards an overall program objective.

Desired Qualifications

  • Systems engineering certification (e.g. INCOSE CSEP)
  • Knowledge or experience with mobile devices, signals processing/engineering
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 sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

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

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Chantilly, Virginia
United States
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