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Systems Engineer

Perspecta • Aurora, CO

Posted 14 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 8 to 10 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

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


Using a holistic approach, designs, develops, evaluates and modifies end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle. Generates quantifiable requirements based on customer description, system planning and design, and acquisition logistics. Ensures requirements comply with client requirements and government standards through formal verification methods. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with other engineering disciplines to develop lower level detailed implementation requirements. Establishes and coordinates development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the overall product development. Designs interfaces and brings system elements together so they work as a whole. Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures. Customer liaison and support for business development activities and to understand and shape requirements. Participates in system conceptual design and documentation of the design concepts. Translates high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and works with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. Participates in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements through compliance verification and validation. Generates system level requirements verification procedures and customer acceptance test procedures. Reviews test plans/procedures and ensures they meet the objectives of the contractual requirements and participates in the testing process to validate requirements.

The program role is to perform operationally-unique trades and analyses of current and future mission systems, delivering a wide variety of specialty engineering and analysis in support of operational timelines. This position requires experience and understanding of operational systems and environments. The candidate is required to have a strong technical background with a focus on core systems engineering skills and significant domain knowledge of mission capabilities and performance.

The successful applicant for this position will provide enterprise-level systems engineering and analytical support to the government. They will evaluate and propose modifications to complex, end-to-end, intelligence systems and systems-oriented products, during their operational life cycle. Through formal measurement and verification, they will help ensure that operational systems continue to comply with written requirements and government standards. They will translate high-level operational needs into systems requirement specifications and work with other engineering disciplines to ensure the correct flow of those requirements into lower-level requirements. They will serve as a customer liaison and will support systems engineering activities and will understand and shape requirements for enhancements and future systems. They will establish and coordinate the development of standards, practices, and procedures as related to the use of complex systems.

The successful applicant will generate and execute testing procedures to verify the operational performance of end-to-end systems. They will also review test plans/procedures and ensure they meet operational objectives and will participate in and/or lead the testing process to validate the satisfaction of operational and mission requirements. They will collect and analyze data, produce metrics and trending information, and engage in end-to-end monitoring of complex intelligence systems. They will plan, coordinate, monitor, and report on the results of real-time engineering tests to provide daily checks on the performance of such systems. The successful applicant will be involved in special engineering studies that will require a longer term, more detailed analytical effort. They will also work to update and improve CONOPS for conducting engineering testing in this setting.

Position Duties:

  • Support monitoring of enterprise data processing, and the associated infrastructure, to provide timely detection of potential errors and system issues
  • Conduct first-level analysis of testing results, coordinate and/or perform detailed in-depth analysis of the results
  • Identify any degradations is system performance. Support notifications to the government and associated personnel. Perform and/or support root cause analysis of observed issues
  • Create and manage discrepancy reports, trouble tickets, or other forms of notification; Track through to resolution; Verify fixes are satisfactory
  • Support routine and ad-hoc scheduling of enterprise engineering tests
  • Update enterprise system performance information for customer use in accordance with government direction via web updates, word documents, discrepancy reports, emails, etc.
  • Monitor planned outages and other activities which may impact system performance and data accuracy and report findings or issues to the government
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute engineering tests following outages and events that may have impacted system performance or data accuracy
  • Identify and develop reference information and establish and monitor the accuracy of the information
  • Author Engineering Test Support Requests (ETSR) and design, plan, and conduct engineering evaluation test in support of enterprise operation and system deliveries
  • Prepare engineering test reports and findings
  • Ensure methodologies and approaches to analysis are based on accepted scientific and mathematical practice
  • Provide engineering evaluation support to laboratory personnel, as required

Job Requirements

Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

Required Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required
  • Strong analytical skills, intelligence community domain knowledge, and demonstrated understanding of user needs and operational environments
  • Demonstrated success in team environments; good presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the National Intelligence Community
  • Preference for degrees in a technical field (e.g. physics, electrical/systems engineering, math)
Job ID: 2018-53091
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