• Perspecta
  • Vinton , VA
  • Defense/Security Clearance
  • Full-Time


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


When was the last time your work was noticed? Want to be part of a team leading a culture change within a customer's organization as they transition to new systems and architectures in an agile environment? Interested in a high visibility position that delivers mission capabilities?

Join the Chief Architect team in solving technical challenges and driving mission thread acquisitions to closure. This team is responsible for coordinating and supporting ground requirements, CONOPS, and architectures in the remote sensing domain; supporting enterprise and system level requirements for future systems; overseeing the allocation and closure of acquisition-level requirements with developers; independent verification, validation and test in support of delivered system capabilities and mission closure, participation in readiness events in support of enterprise, system and acquisition-level ground milestones; leading and supporting project planning; assessing schedule and risk; generating and presenting engineering briefings; and interfacing with numerous customers. This team is in the process of transitioning from a traditional \"systems-of-systems\" SE Process to a SAFe Agile-based approach for the enterprise.

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. The candidate will support ground chief architecture initiatives for future systems through various system readiness events and independent review teams and is required to have strong GEOINT ground systems engineering background and significant space and ground domain knowledge in customer mission technical capabilities and performance. The candidate will support ground and enterprise teams coordinating, establishing and assessing requirements, CONOPS and architecture products, assessing system and segment schedule and risks, supporting test and verification strategy and system integration of new systems and initiatives in support of expanded ground capabilities. It is desired that the candidate has experience with SAFe Agile at an enterprise (multi-contract) level to support the government team in their transition. The candidate will have daily interaction with the customer and supporting contractors, and will need to follow customer standards and processes as the program matures through the life cycle. Candidate will interact with multiple Acquisition Offices (AOs) and facilitate risk and action closure with Acquisition Offices and users, and support technical consultation, meeting coordination, and support to recommendation briefings.


  • Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
  • More than 9 years experience with space/ground aerospace systems engineering/architecting

  • BS in engineering, physics or related technical degree

  • Integration and closure experience within overall customer domain, Tech Insertion experience.

  • Detailed knowledge of GEOINT remote sensing systems and overall space and ground architecture

  • Expertise in mission technical capabilities and system performance analysis and assessment
  • Experience with Mission Processing or Mission Control 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
  • Strongly Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with Government customer as well as technical familiarity with mission processing or mission control of one or more GEOINT systems, including sensor knowledge.
  • Ability to work for specific IC customer and familiarity with that customer s processes and organization.
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