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Senior Systems Engineer (RF Communications)

Company: Peraton
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Systems Engineer (SE) provides technical leadership and technical expertise for the design, development, and evaluation of end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their full development and operational life cycle. In this position, the SE will provide technical oversight for a Radio Frequency (RF) collection system across the full development life cycle through the final system sell-off. In addition, the SE provides essential support to Project Management for risk identification, and risk mitigation.Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate/review test plans/procedures related to the RF and ensure traceability to client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods to achieve requirements sell-off.
  • Model and perform Link Budget Analysis for mission planning/targeting, and evaluating collected data.
  • Evaluate detection strategies for RF signal collection.
  • Provide support to client programmatic and technical forums.
  • When necessary, assist the COTR and INFOSEC engineering teams develop system accreditation documentation.
  • Identify risk and suggest risk mitigation strategies.
  • Attend and assist the customer in major development milestone reviews such as SRR, CIR, PDR, CDR, and monthly reviews.
  • Attend relevant testing milestones and provide independent recommendations to the government Project Manager.
  • Assist in the review and assessment of contractor deliverables, and provide an independent assessment.
    Required Qualifications:
    • Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
    • TS/SCI w/polygraph (active).
    • Proven expertise in RF engineering principles and processes.
    • RF collection system experience.
    • 10+ years of troubleshooting RF systems.
    • 7+ years' experience deriving/verifying RF system requirements.
    • Understanding of various antenna solutions.
    • Experience with modeling tools (STK, Builder).
    • Experience with MATLAB (or similar) for signal processing.
    • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles.
    • Previous experience working within our customer's environment.
    • Ability to travel CONUS each month for program reviews.Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience using Virtual Machines/LINUX environment.
      • Master's degree or higher in engineering, science, or other related technical disciplines.
        Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's 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 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.Colorado Salary Minimum: $101,000
        Colorado Salary Maximum: $245,100

        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.

Keywords: Peraton, Chantilly , Senior Systems Engineer (RF Communications), Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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