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Space Communications Systems Engineer

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Business Group Highlights DefenseThe 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. ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will support a new program at Perspecta, focused on mission integration of a new space domain architecture for Space Programs. This role is focused on Systems Engineering and Mission Integration of the Communication Transport Segment into a larger system-of systems. Tasks include assessing the capabilities planned for the Communication Satellite Vehicles and supporting the Chief Engineer to develop and implement a plan to ensure that the combined system will be able to support the mission capabilities. Mission operations (demo and other flight test planning) has a direct interface with the Warfighter and brings together the capabilities of space based communication transport via low-latency high-bandwidth optical link and mesh networking capabilities, an OPIR sensing mission, Ground C2, network management, tactical data links (Link-16 and IBS), mission planning, and DoD elements already conducting critical warfighter missions.This Space Communications Systems Engineer will support development and maturation of requirements for a Capstone demonstration. This is a fast-paced program that will deliver a minimal viable product capability to support the warfighter in under 18 months as an initial capability delivery with refinement during future development over the next 5 years. A focus of this role is working with more than one SV vendor to identify gaps in the architecture and interfaces and refine the CONOPS based upon expected Segment capabilities.Specific Tasks include: Provide data to support information mapping mission capabilities to System and Segment requirements and verification activities. Provide input to Systems Architects to develop architectural and technical schematics showing interactions (e.g., operational functions, data, physical connections, data flows and timing) among the segments and their various elements. Integration of new Link-16 equipment into Link-16 test environment . Integration of optical intersatellite links and space-based mesh networking techniques. Support Risk reduction activities and end-to-end demonstration plans coordinated with the Transport Segment and elements. 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. Support the Transport Segment (multiple vendors) participation in the Capstone detailed design, analysis, planning, and integration activities. Qualifications: Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD. Experience supporting integration activities for a similar satellite communication systems. Experience defining the interface requirements for a COMM transport satellite. Design of new Link-16 equipment and testing in Link-16 operational test environment or familiarity with optical intersatellite links or space-based mesh networking development or the integration of new Integrated Broadcast System equipment (desired). Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision required. Willing to travel to Chantilly, VA and Government/Vendor sites as needed for integration activities. About PerspectaWhat 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 sectorfrom 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 anAA/EEOEmployer - 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 provisionPay Transparency Nondiscrimination ProvisionThe 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 , Space Communications Systems Engineer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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