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Perspecta Network Engineer Senior Technical Specialist in Reston, 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.


Perspecta, provides high-end Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to government clients. We are currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with a Networking and Telecommunications background to provide technical leadership and support for a program that delivers a broad range of engineering and scientific services to a national level customer. The Program provides cradle-to-grave engineering support for the definition, design, development, integration, verification, fielding, and eventual termination/disposal of the system and system components. Perspecta is looking for team members with the depth and breadth to answer complex technical questions across the program.

The candidate will oversee the engineering activities of component system and software developers, verify the capabilities and interfaces of their developed products, integrate the components into a system, support system test and deployment activities, and perform tier-2 support for fielded systems. The candidate will interface with clients and other contractors. Communication is key to success in this position. Background in the following Systems Engineering areas is key to success:

  • Participate in the design and definition of system functionality and component interfaces

  • Develop system solutions by studying information needs, conferring with users, studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes, investigating problem areas, and following the system development life-cycle

  • Work with contractor development teams on requirements definition, development, standards, and testing

  • Interact with clients on technical matters, often requiring coordinated activity across organization lines

  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, and charts

  • Troubleshoot system problems


Requires Bachelor’s degree (in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or related field) or equivalent, and twelve to fifteen years of related experience, advanced degree a plus.

Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to analyze and assess a problem, decompose complex issues, and develop solutions and strategies to operational scenarios. Additional qualifications include:

  • Background in Networking and Telecommunications

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes

  • Experience with various development approaches, e.g., agile programming, crowd sourcing, waterfall, etc.

  • Applied knowledge of the systems development life cycle, including requirements analysis, documentation development, control gates, and system verification

  • Ability to work within and across multi-discipline teams to ensure interfaces are thoroughly defined, properly designed, and correctly implemented

  • Familiarity with IC organizations and experience working across multiple organizations within the IC

  • Excellent communication skills

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 just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Job Locations US-VA-Reston

Req # 2020-98420

Category Engineering

Telecommute No

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly