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Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Peraton (


  full-time   employee

Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States

Peraton is seeking a Systems Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico to support new and existing NASA Space Network projects located at the NASA White Sands Complex.
Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASAs orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

What you'll do:
Support of the Space Network mission, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation, and the NASA customer
Requirements development, tracking, and analysis
Assessment of hardware, network, and/or software system designs
Development of technical documentation including test procedures, test and status reports, procurement specifications, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), and Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
Development, coordination and presentation of Key Decision Point (KDP) Presentations (e.g. PDCR, SRR, ORR, etc.)
Test and integration of new hardware and/or software into existing operational and support systems
System analysis with emphasis on operational sustainability, risk, safety and security
Use of engineering methodologies and techniques to perform technical trades
Proactively identifies technical problems during all project life phases
You'll be a great fit if you have:
Bachelors Degree in Science, Math, Engineering and 0-2 years of demonstrated work experience or Masters Degree in Science, Math, Engineering and + 1 year of experience.
The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.

Itd be even better if you have:

Active security clearance.
1 year of experience with projects involving NASA or other government processes.
Familiarity with NASA System Engineering processes or the System Engineering discipline.
Prior experience with Space Network and TDRS knowledge.
Prior experience with satellite ground station design/implementation, RF theory, and antenna design/operation
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms with vendors, peers, upper-level management and the NASA customer
Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as, effectively juggle multiple tasks and priorities to meet deadlines on multiple projects.
Procurement and IV&V experience.
The candidate must be a team player with positive interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with others at all levels and effectively partner with internal and external resources.
Proficient with MS Office Suite (i.e. Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, etc.).

What you'll get

An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
Company-paid infertility treatments
Cross-training and professional development opportunities
The ability to influence major initiatives.
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton
Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, youll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.
EEO Statement
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.

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