GEOINT Radar Systems Engineer Senior Technical Advisor (SETA)


– … Chantilly, Virginia, US … Perspecta


Chantilly, Virginia

Job Description
Business Group Highlights


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.


This position will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing Systems Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) support as part of a GEOINT RADAR team performing Systems Engineering and Lifecycle Readiness activities for established and emerging large GEOINT Radar system acquisitions. The candidate will ensure Integration and Closure activities for system acquisition are identified and accomplished. The candidate will be a member of a team coordinating, supporting and assessing requirements, CONOPs, architecture products, system schedules, and risks, and supporting test and verification strategy and the system integration of new initiatives in support of expanded mission capabilities.


The selected candidate will have the aptitude to assess processes and create efficiencies continuously and will lead GEOINT related projects. Due to the broad nature of the team workload, the selected candidate will ideally have knowledge in GEOINT end-to-end activities to include sensor operation, processing, and distribution; particularly in for Radar space systems. The candidate will lead various system readiness events and participate in independent review teams and is required to have a strong system engineering background. The candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and facilitate risk and action closure with Acquisition Offices and users, and lead technical consultation, meeting coordination, and provide support to recommendation briefings.


The Integration and Closure team is responsible for: driving the closure process of System and Function level requirements; assessing the acquisition-level closure of requirements; assessing / leading system level readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level milestones; leading and supporting project planning; generating and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This position requires an understanding of the intelligence community and customer domain, along with a strong focus on core systems engineering processes in support of end-to-end mission and services closure.


This opportunity also offers exciting opportunities for training and exposure to Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).  Prior experience with MBSE, SysML, and digital tools is preferred, but not required. 






Requires BS 12-15, MS 10-13. Phd 10+
More than 8 or more years’ experience with space/ground systems and systems engineering.
BS in engineering, physics or related technical degree.
Strong leadership experience to include managing technical and matrixed teams.
Integration and Closure experience within overall customer domain, Tech Insertion experience.
Strong business acumen; ability to relate professionally inside the work environment.



Self-starter who takes initiative and thrives to learn and collaborate with others.
Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Detailed knowledge of GEOINT systems and overall space and ground architecture. 
Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance assessment. 
Experience with Mission Planning, Control or Processing functions in support of space and ground architecture. 
Experience identifying user & enterprise needs/requirements and gap identification, analysis and assessment. 
Experience in supporting Requirements Engineering, CONOPs development, and system integration to accommodate the End to End GEOINT Systems Engineering…
Commitment to recognize, understand, respect and operate effectively within various SETA, FFRDC, and Government lines of authority.


*Due to workplace precautions/restrictions in light of COVID-19, employees may be required to work shift work.  Schedules will return to core hours, Monday-Friday, once precautions/restrictions are removed.





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 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).


JBPerspecta// An Equal Opportunity Employer


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