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Systems 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


Using a holistic approach, 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. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

This role is for a Subject Matter Expert to perform Multi-INT 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 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

Required Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required
  • Experience with Overhead collection, data processing, and data exploitation systems and capabilities
  • 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
Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
United States
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