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Space Systems Engineer, Sr


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


This is a senior engineering position supporting all aspects of space systems engineering requirements with a focus on RF systems and support to the space situational awareness mission. This engineer researches, designs, develops, analyzes, and/or tests spacecraft systems. Performs a variety of technical tasks including development/maintenance of engineering models, performing engineering analyses (modeling and simulation), reviews of engineering data/requirements, and/or verification & validation of complex space vehicles and systems. Analyzes space product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs, which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods. Analyzes project engineering data and proposals to determine feasibility, predictability, cost, and production time of pace products and systems.   Develops design criteria for space products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates. Plans and conducts experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aircraft and aerospace systems and equipment. Evaluates new technologies for application in improving design of space systems. Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates testing of space systems.   This position will have emphasis in conducting analysis on RF and RADAR system supporting SSA mission areas.  The contractor shall evaluate RF system impacts and mitigation options for given designs within the broader systems engineering context including ionospheric modification, RF antenna design, algorithms that optimize source detection & location, relationships between noise, sensor cadence, and location error, and analysis of other Government- defined performance metrics.    


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

Bachelor's Degree in related engineering discipline (space systems, aero, EE, some others)

At least 8 years of experience in space system engineering, at least 5 of those in DoD/military projects 

Recent work on DoD space situational awareness and/or defensive space related programs 

TS/SCI cleared

Experience in system and operational requirements development and analysis

Ability to work with minimal supervision on highly technical projects

Excellent at routine multi-tasking, priority balancing, and dynamic planning

Excellent interpersonal skills and communications capabilities

Experience with RF link modeling process and application

Experience with EM/RF modeling and simulation

Extensive AoA, Military Utility Analysis (MUA), and trade studies for space warfighter missions Proficient in several of these systems:  Advance Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling (AFSIM), System Effectiveness Analysis Simulation (SEAS), Space Brawler and Satellite Trajectory and Attitude Kinematic (SATRAK).   


Current or recent SAP access

Experience in RF systems and/or optical systems analysis and design for space architectures desired 

Leadership experience and support to integrated product teams desired 

Experience in AGILE development processes 

Recent experience in advanced hardware and software development environments 

Experience with JAVA, SQL, cloud applications 

Experience with JIRA 

Signal processing experience 

Experience using MATLAB 

Experience with RF lab and testing equipment

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Springs Colorado, Colorado
United States
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