Persistent Systems

Program Engineer

US-CO-Fort Collins

Company Overview

Persistent Systems is a growing business that develops Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) wireless radio systems for US Government and commercial applications. The radios are typically worn on the person, mounted to manned vehicles, integrated into autonomous unmanned vehicles, or installed at fixed sites. The systems provide on-the-move data, voice, video, and situational awareness capability. Located in the heart of New York City, Persistent Systems is an exciting company that is passionate about delivering cutting edge products.

Job Description & Responsibilities

As an Intelligence Operations Program Engineer, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Systems Program Team in Fort Collins, CO. You will work closely with the Technical Program Manager (TPM), forward support and technical team members to solve our customer’s most difficult mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) problems. You will serve as the technical lead and subject-matter expert in the support of Wave Relay communications solutions in Intelligence Operations program. You will be responsible for the technical aspects of MANET solutions offered to our customers. You will have direct and recurring interaction with our customers. You will play a pivotal role in communicating technical challenges to our engineering department as you strive to solve problems. You will be integral in supporting program development as you will have insight into customer challenges and program needs. You will work closely across the entire Persistent Systems team including Field Operations, Product Management, Engineering, and Quality. 



  • Execute program initiatives in coordination with the Technical Program Management Plan.
  • Provide technical support and engineering leadership to achieve program and support goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with technical team to resolve technical issues escalated from customer locations by field support representatives
  • Contribute to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-term issues; provide information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommend options and courses of actions; implement directives
  • Coordinate technical events related to airborne MANET network architectures for manned and unmanned platforms.
  • Communicate Persistent Systems solutions to varying technical and non-technical clients, including executive ''C'' level management all the way through end-user levels.
  • Design program solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Develop long-term customer relationships with program clients through managing and interpreting their requirements
  • Provide program technical assistance, product education, and training
  • Support RFI / RFP technical solutions and responses
  • Maintain expert knowledge of Persistent Systems products to evaluate and maintain program objectives
  • Work closely with engineering team by providing feedback from information gathered during program support activities
  • Maintain engineering level proficiency in aviation and autonomous engineering principles and practices.
  • Provide guidance and requirements for customers including RF antenna solutions, physical interfaces and custom installation that meet customer requirements

Job Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in program support and engineering
  • 3+ years of Intelligence Operations communication systems and Signals Intelligence system experience
  • Strong understanding of technical concepts such as wireless, mobile IP, RF propagation with an understanding of hardware and software concepts
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as IP routing and switching and VPN architectures
  • Proficiency in technical software packages such as Microsoft Visio, Solidworks and MATLAB.
  • Must be available to travel at least 50% of the time
  • Must have a Top Secret US Security Clearance



  • Masters degree
  • 2+ years of Wave Relay® experience
  • CCNA, CCNP, or similar technical certifications
  • Configuration management experience


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