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Project Engineer IV Mission Assurance (Anomalies)

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Project Engineer IV Mission Assurance

Perspecta is looking for a passionate, motivated, and detail oriented Mission Assurance Engineer to join a dynamic, innovative team that ensures risk management, quality, safety, reliability and maintainability of program achievements in accordance with contractual requirements. As part of the Mission Assurance team you will be responsible for supporting and advising on both space and ground systems throughout the contracts process through standards development, into design. Responsibilities also include ensuring analysis and feedback of operational data is provided to programs through various working groups and targeted alerts, as needed. You will interface with senior members of program offices, directorate and offices, as well as operators at various ground stations as Mission Assurance responsibilities span the entire engineering lifecycle. Mission Assurance supports multiple Mission Threads and provides horizontal cross-mission capabilities and integration.

The Mission Assurance team will monitor the state of the Space Industrial Base (SIB) as it affects IC programs; broker collaboration, and assess risk and opportunity mitigation projects with other agencies as necessary; facilitate and participate in technical exchanges addressing critical technologies, infrastructure, materials, and suppliers; influence and impact technical planning guidance to support IB health and viability; and administer the IC Industrial Base Working Group, which includes preparing briefings, capturing results, and updating decision making documentation.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement a common operating anomaly tracking, attribution, process and tools to collect and manage data related to on-orbit anomalies.
  • Analysis of trends in anomaly root cause analysis that potentially affect other programs
  • Publish best practices to avoid and manage anomalies in the future.
  • Organize and conduct periodic anomaly related conferences and deliver summary reports to the customer.
  • Outline, propose, and track mitigation activities such as revisions to standards, or specialized technical studies.




  • Ability to obtain an active TS//SCI with polygraph security clearance.
  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical discipline.
  • Technical knowledge of spacecraft components, ground architecture hardware, and software.
  • Database and data analytical skills.
  • Trending analysis for root cause of failures and anomalies.
  • Strong System Engineering or Systems Integration experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with senior government customers and the ability to influence within multiple levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build a process that others can use to record data and ensure coordination across geographically dispersed sites.
  • Responsible and reliable; follow up on actions and the ability to multi task.


  • Experience with GEOINT, SIGINT, Ground, and/or COMM systems.
  • Experience with core Systems Engineering Disciplines (Requirements, Schedule, Risk, Readiness, System Closure, VV&T, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the Intelligence Community, and associated government agencies.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, and ability to lead technical exchange forums.
  • Technical and managerial report writing ability.

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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 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)


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Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-06-21

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