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Mission Thread Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Mission Thread Lead manages the integration of a major mission capability for a space/ground acquisition program, ensuring all segments and components are designed, developed, transitioned, and operated to deliver required mission capabilities. The Mission Thread Lead engages throughout the entire lifecycle from design to operations and disposal, including Operational Test and Evaluation (OT &E) activities to determine operational effectiveness, suitability, interoperability, and performance. Specific responsibilities include:
- Lead the architecting, design, and specification of all key components (parts of the system) using SysML Block Definition Diagrams (BDDs) and SysML Internal Block Diagrams (IBDs), compliant with OMG SysML vl.5 and Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF) v2.02.
- Lead the integration of developer space and ground architectures, capturing resultant products in an integrated digital model using standard and tailored digital engineering tools and methodologies.
- Develop requirements for inclusion in segment interface control documents (ICDs), Systems Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and requirements associated with a mission thread addressing all phases of mission execution.
- Planning, preparation, and conduct of require lifecycle milestone design reviews, including providing recommended entry and exit criteria, resolving action items and liens issued, and developing briefing materials.
- Engage operational and tactical mission users to understand and define external interfaces.
- Serve as the primary representative for the integration of a mission capability coordinating with all customer, developer, and program stakeholders.
- Provide technical support, and consultation supporting all mission thread-related system acquisitions.
- Lead the technical assessment assessing mission thread, system, and sub-system requirements, CONOPs, architecture, schedules, risks, and test and verification activities.
The Mission Thread Lead 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.


- Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

- Bachelors in engineering required. Masters in engineering discipline desired
- 15 years experience in the engineering of advanced complex systems of systems, including space, ground and communications
- Superb oral and written communications skills and experience in the application of those skills in briefing and generating technical papers for Government customers
- Experience with DOORs requirements database management/repository.
- Experience with MBSE, SysML applications, digital tools, Confluence, and Jira.
- Experience with requirements closure, threat scenarios and analysis, and VV&T strategies that align to an agile development approach.

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: 2021-05-10 Expires: 2021-06-09

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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