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Satellite Bus Subject Matter Expert

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

Business Group Highlights


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.


Serves as a Spacecraft Engineer with emphasis on Space Vehicle (SV) Bus Subsystems
• Responsible for structures, attitude control, power, thermal, propulsion and communications subsystems as the primary technical expert
o Support end-to-end SV development with experience in the maintenance and verification of segment level payload requirements and evaluation of specifications, Concept of Operations development, verification plans, procedures and results, test data and qualification and acceptance test plans and results.
o Apply knowledge of hardware and software about SV bus components. Consider and include Size, Weight and Power (SWAP); thermal analysis; mechanical analysis; shock & vibration; EMI/EMC; manufacturability / producibility; reliability; Parts, Materials and Processes (PMP) discipline; and radiation effects.
o Oversee SV design updates with an understanding of all performance and spacecraft impacts due to these updates.
o Apply program management knowledge to achieve technical performance within cost and schedule constraints. Identify risks to program plans, develop corrective action plans, conduct ECP reviews and technical evaluations, cost and schedule evaluations, proposal evaluations, and formulate budgets.
• Support SV modification and modernization investigations and trade studies, assessing impacts of proposed payload designs on the SV and evaluations of alternatives to support on-contract development, technology insertion candidates and future generation payload initiatives.
• Support acceptance testing and failure review boards. Participate in root cause dispositioning for top technical issues. Communicate technical and programmatic issues and provide succinct recommendations to government counterparts.


Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.

Applicant should have a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a technical field such as Physics, Math or Astronautics and 10 years’ engineering experience with SV development. Candidates with equivalent educational background and demonstrated experience will be considered. Candidates must have a proven ability to effectively work with major developmental contractors. Applicants should be able to convey complex technical and programmatic issues concisely to senior management and be flexible and creative problem solvers.

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 sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s 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 an AA/EEO Employer - 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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Keywords: Perspecta, Chantilly , Satellite Bus Subject Matter Expert, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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