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Chief Engineer, SIGINT

Chantilly, VA 20151
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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.


SIGINT Chief Engineer:

Perspecta is seeking a Chief Engineer to Lead, direct, and support Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) efforts for major SIGINT system acquisitions and capability delivery. The candidate will provide technical support, consultation, and mentorship to accomplished engineers supporting multiple major SIGINT system acquisitions. These efforts will span both established and emerging SIGINT system acquisition initiatives.

Additional technical support will be provided for: assessing requirements, CONOPs, architecture products, system schedules, and risks, and supporting test and verification strategy and the system integration of new initiatives in support of expanded mission capabilities.

The selected candidate will have the aptitude to assess processes and create efficiencies across SIGINT project teams. Due to the broad nature of the team workload, the selected candidate will ideally have knowledge in the SIGINT mission domain and space system capabilities, including general knowledge of the Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) process, with significant experience and detailed knowledge in at least a few aspects of that process.

The candidate will interact with several government enterprise systems engineers and stakeholders, as well as multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and government and contractor stakeholders to drive resolution plans and strategies for complex technical challenges.

The candidate will also support the SIGINT Capability Program Manager with strategic planning for future capability acquisition and insertion into the enterprise baseline.



  • Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
  • Possess a current and active TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Significant technical experience working with SIGINT systems.
  • Understanding of the TCPED process.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership integrated engineering teams.
  • Experience with Systems Engineering and all related functional disciplines therein.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience developing and conducting briefings for senior level customer stakeholders.


  • Experience with MBSE, SysML, and digital tools is preferred.
  • Prior experience and understanding of agile development methodologies and supporting tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence).
  • Experience with requirements closure, solution demos, and VV&T strategies that align to an agile development approach.

*Due to workplace precautions/restrictions in light of COVID-19, employees may be required to work shift work. Schedules will return to core hours, Monday-Friday, once precautions/restrictions are removed.


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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 sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

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

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta 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: 2021-01-21 Expires: 2021-02-20

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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