1+ months

Mission Assurance Structures Panel Lead

Denver, CO 80204
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Peraton Overview

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.


  • Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
  • 15 years experience in launch vehicle structural design, analysis, and/or test.
  • Launch vehicle structures background with exposure to a variety of providers e.g. SpaceX and ULA preferred.
  • Have a solid fundamental understanding in mechanical engineering principles with excellent analytical skills to solve challenging problems.
  • Demonstrated small team leadership skills and team lead corroboration skills
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.


The program supports travel to the launch vehicle manufacturer, major element suppliers and integration/launch facilities. This position may require significant travel (~25%) to conduct job duties.

Clearance Requirement: Due to the nature of the work, candidates for this position need to be a U.S. citizen and capable of obtaining and maintaining a TS/ SCI level security clearance.


Clearance Requirement: Due to the nature of the work, candidates for this position need to be a U.S. citizen and capable of obtaining and maintaining a TS/ SCI level security clearance.

This position provides support for the Office of Space Launch (OSL) Mission Assurance Team (MAT) is seeking an experienced technical leader for 5-10 Peraton, FFRDC and SETA structural engineers in the identification and development of independent and objective technical risk assessments at the system and subassembly level on mission critical launch vehicle composite and metallic components based on deviations to the design baseline, including documented non-conformances, out-of-family items, out of position work, and mission specific changes.

  • Direct the review and evaluation the design, test plans, test data, analyses, and results of Launch vehicle structural composite or metallic assemblies or subassemblies.
  • Assess the impact of flight anomalies on future missions
  • Independent review of analyses and test data in support of mission assurance.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and direction for panel members in their day-to-day activities, personnel assignment to meetings/hardware reviews across multiple launch providers
  • Lead hardware reviews (on-site/remote) in the Structures discipline or co-lead system-based reviews, e.g. assessment/review of launch vehicle provider hardware and testing or sub-tier supplier hardware as well as the subassembly integration of the launch vehicle at the manufacturing level / integration facilities and launch site. Duties include managing other Structures engineers and presenting results of the review to MAT management and customers
  • Coordinate and interact with the MAT Avionics and Propulsion disciplines as required on issues to help bring issues/concerns to proper resolution.
  • Support launch provider and/or subcontractor technical interchange meetings, internal MAT meetings/engineering review boards
  • Provide management insight into launch vehicle provider technical activities and reviews (Engineering meetings, Anomaly investigations, etc.).
  • Prepare and brief status of issues to leadership.
  • Document technical issues in the on-line tools and perform risk assessments.
  • Present at internal and external meetings including mission assurance reviews to the OSL Mission Director.

For Colorado Residents
Colorado Salary Minimum: $118,934.40 Colorado Salary Maximum:$254,238.40 The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-29 Expires: 2023-10-01

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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