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Ground Systems Command and Control Requirements Engineer

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Ground Systems Command and Control Requirements Engineer will support the Ground Segment Team on a new program at Peraton, focused on systems engineering and integration of a new Space Domain architecture.The Command and Control Requirements engineer will lead the facilitation of defining and developing of the Command and Control component with a focus on systems engineering and applying standards. The Command and Control Requirements Engineer supports the requirements development, decomposition, flow down, verification and validation across the entire lifecycle from concept to disposal of the Command and Control component of the full ground system. The Command and Control system will consist of hardware and software architecture as well as all internal and external system interfaces. The Command and Control Requirements Engineer shall support trade studies that provide recommendation on the potential use of Commercial Cloud Services in the Grounds Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) to meet security, scalability, redundancy, and resilience requirements. The requirements are iteratively matured through the systems engineering lifecycle. The ideal candidate will have experience integrating space systems with ground mission systems, and experience in mission management; command and control; and mission processing.

The selected candidate will support further development of the Ground command and control system in the following ways:

  • Support system requirements verification, validation, and traceability activities.
  • Support and lead a collaborative working group on product definitions, mission CONOPS, and technical implementation of new mission products
  • Perform engineering and analysis to ensure programs successfully develop and deliver core command and control services in all phases of the acquisition life cycle.
  • Interface directly with development prime contractors in the role of oversight, monitoring of software development and integration activities and ensuring alignment with Government requirements and objectives
  • Retain cognizance of wide-variety of projects including, technical baseline, project schedules, dependencies, risk and cost
  • Conduct planning for command and control architecture needs (technical trade studies, definitions of future architecture planning, software services recommendation etc.)
  • Provide oversight and technical guidance in support of transition of products and integration support for product application into command and control implementation


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:

  • Hold an active Top Secret Clearance
  • Satellite ground systems knowledge with emphasis in command & control
  • Understanding of satellite command & control, with focus command types, command path, command transmission, command acceptance and SOH telemetry.
  • Managing requirements for programs and projects
  • Guide requirements through the full development lifecycle process
  • Derive system level requirements and work with team to develop the corresponding documentation
  • Identify, control and maintain operational requirements within DOOR and JIRA
  • Scope and link requirements for proper system definition
  • Write system engineering documents, follow and update templates for said documents
  • Scope and link requirements for proper system definition
  • Manage program artifacts(documents, requirements, presentations, memo, minutes etc.) through multi-stage development activities
  • System Engineering processes full system lifecycle experience architecture products, interpretation of user requirements, allocation to segments within a system, requirements development and documentation, risk management, verification and validation, etc.
  • Demonstrated capability and success working in team environments
  • Strong communication and briefing skills with peers and senior leaders
  • Excellent ability to work within team structure
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forms

Desired Skills:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related field (Aerospace, Electrical, Math or similar technical degree)
  • Domain knowledge in ground software, space development programs or mission operations programs
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast pace deadline driven environment
  • Experience supporting IC or DoD in Systems Engineering and Systems Integration
  • Possess SAFE Agile certification and ability to apply agile practices to delivery

About Peraton

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton 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: 2021-05-12 Expires: 2021-06-11

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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