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Perspecta Systems Engineer I in Chantilly, Virginia

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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.


Whether you're someone who has SIGINT Systems Engineering experience or are just enthusiastic to learn SIGINT and apply their past experience to a new role, come join our SIGINT Ground team! Our team is comprised of people at different levels of their career. We promote knowledge transfer at every level, as each team member contributes to supporting the mission of our Intelligence Community Customer.

The Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance (SETA) will be a member of the End-to-End SIGINT Ground SE team responsible for performing end-to-end analysis to ensure SIGINT Ground systems closure in order to support Enterprise milestones. The duties of SIGINT Ground SETA can vary depending on the point in the system lifecycle but can include: requirements, architecture and interfaces, test planning, analysis and verification, and support to ad hoc project execution tasks. The SE performs technical planning, systems integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems. Analysis are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. The SETA will also help the government evaluate and guide SIGINT ground programs as they evolve to commercial trends like Agile development, Cloud migration, and streamlined DevOps deployments. This is an opportunity to build your experience with using the latest open source tools, trends, and techniques on technical issues supporting the mission of our Intelligence Community Customer. The individual may also assist in developing / reviewing Acquisition Strategies and Acquisition Packages; Request for Changes (RFCs); Statement of Works (SOWs); Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), and development contracts. The SETA will also track project execution, identify and mitigate project risk, brief senior government customers, and work collaboratively in a multi-contractor, FFRDC and government environment.


Requires 0 to 2 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years no degree.

Must have a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline.

Must have an active TS/SCI clearance with Poly.

Desired Qualifications:

Former experience working within DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), or Westfield's customer as a SETA.

Familiarity with space/ground aerospace systems engineering and SIGINT.

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 at Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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).