Perspecta Systems Engineer Technical Specialist in Chantilly, Virginia


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


General description: 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.

Specific description: As a Systems Engineering Technical Advisor (SETA), support an engineering organization developing capabilities for highly complex space communication systems. Support the enterprise engineering team charged with managing special studies, user engagement and all enterprise level process execution.



  • Requires 10 to 12 years related experience with BS or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD. Degree in Electrical Eng, Computer Science or STEM related field.

  • SE experience as it applies to systems development and acquisition including integration and testing as they apply to space systems.

  • Technical knowledge of commercial, government, DoD satellite communications systems; RF / satellite communications equipment maintenance of test and evaluation facilities. Knowledge of IC, DoD and Military missions; Technical knowledge of communications systems.


  • Knowledge of System Engineering processes and ability to perform analysis of alternatives.

  • SETA experience with Intelligence Community supporting one or more part of the development lifecycle (Reqts definition, developing specifications, working with developers, verification and validation, test and integration, transition to operations, O&M)

  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and self-motivator

  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with customers at all levels

  • Ability to develop and formulate solutions for problems/issues

  • Work collaboratively in a multi-contractor environment

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Req # 2019-53841

Category Engineering

# of Openings 2

Job Location US-Chantilly-VA

Clearance Top Secret/SCI w/Poly