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Space Communications Mission Systems and Integration Lead

King of Prussia, PA 19406
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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.

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).


Required Experience

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

- 10 or more years supporting integration activities for a similar satellite communication systems

- Ability to use standard tools for required COMM analyses

- Experience defining the space to ground interface requirements for a COMM transport satellite

- Excellent ability to present status to Senior Government leaders

- Experience leading a small (3-8) team of engineers

- Willing to travel to Government/Vendor sites as needed for integration activities

- Minimum TS/SCI Clearance required

Desired Experience

- Previous experience with Space Optical Communication

- Previous experience with IP-based Networking in space

- Previous experience with test and integration of tactical data links (Link-16, IBS) into new platforms

- SAFe Agile Training, Professional Certification, & Hands-On Implementation experience


Space Communications Mission Systems and Integration Lead

Business Group Highlights

The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.
Program Description:

The contract provides Mission Systems Engineering & Integration (MSE&I) support for a government customer in the areas of space systems Tracking, Transport and Ground segments. The role of team is to ensure the segments operate in unison to support mission scenarios and experiments, System, cross-Segment, and external dependencies and interfaces are understood, documented, and managed; Systems engineering support is provided to system-level and segment level systems engineering activities so that they have support beyond what is provided by the space vehicle (SV) and ground contracts; and Gaps in support for launch operations, mission operations, security, information technology (IT), and other areas have a means for closure.


The successful candidate will lead the Communication Mission Focus Area Team for a new program at Peraton, focused on Mission Integration and System Engineering of a new Space Domain Communication architecture.Leads the integration of the Transport Mission capabilities to deliver mission capability including an interoperable mesh network of satellites to provide periodic low-latency and high-capacity data connectivity using Optical Intersatellite Links (OISL) and downlink over tactical Link-16 data links over a given area of responsibility (AoR). Leads the integration of two (2) Satellite Vehicle (SV) vendor solutions, building a total of 20 space vehicles for the initial mesh network capability. Provides technical expertise to analyze SV vendor specs, requirements, and design to ensure mission closure. Working with both SV vendors, identify gaps in the system architecture and interfaces and refine the CONOPS based upon expected Segment capabilities.

Specific Tasks include:

- Lead the Optical (OISL) Mission Integration activities.

- Support the Capstone detailed design, analysis, planning, and integration activities

- Ensure the detailed Mission Operations integration plan in coordination with stakeholders

- Work with the stakeholders (Segments, Users, Partners) to define operational details, lower-level use cases (mission elements or components), requirements, interfaces, and controlling documents.

- Evaluate the demonstrations, simulations, and testing required to demonstrate mission capability and document the interfaces, internal and external operations and resources required to successfully accomplish them.

-Develop planning documents, memorandums of agreement or understanding with external agencies as required, and any other documentation required.

Responsible for the direct supervision of the Systems Engineering/Analysis staff of 5 Peraton personnel/subcontractors. Develops systems analysis standards and methodology consistent with technical requirements. Schedules staff to obtain proper response in a timely manner. Reviews recommendations for systems improvement.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-27 Expires: 2023-06-07

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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