Persistent Systems

Program Engineer

Job Location US-NY-New York
Programs and Contracts

Company Overview

Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture,  Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.

Job Description & Responsibilities

As a Program Engineer, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Program Team. You will support the definition of technical requirements for new programs and provide technical support for existing programs involving Defense, Communications, Intelligence, Special Operations. You will also 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 and will work closely across the entire Persistent Systems team including Field Operations, Product Management, Engineering, and Quality.



  • Collaborating with the Engineering and Field Operations teams to resolve technical issues escalated from customer locations
  • Supporting UGV robotics supply supply agreement partners and other UGV prime systems integrator customers with pre- and- post-award development, integration, and technical needs
  • Contributing to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-term issues; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; and recommending options and courses of actions
  • Conducting compliance assessments and mitigating non-compliance
  • Build customer relationships with program clients through managing and interpreting their requirements and conveying progress to Management team
  • Developing technical portions of responses to RFI / RFP and other similar customer requirements
  • Maintaining expert knowledge of Persistent Systems products to evaluate and maintain program objectives
  • Working closely with Engineering by providing feedback from information gathered during program activities
  • Communicating Persistent Systems' solutions to technical and non-technical clients and end-users

Job Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering
  • 3 years of experience in program support and engineering
  • 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 25% of the time
  • Must have a United States security clearance or the ability to obtain United States security clearance



  • Masters degree
  • 3+ years of customer-facing support for UGV robotics communications technology
  • Top Secret security clearance
  • 2+ years of Wave Relay® experience
  • CCNA, CCNP, or similar technical certifications
  • Configuration management experience
  • Experience with complex systems development, evaluation and requirements capture
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical interface requirements
  • Experience in risk analysis and progress reporting
  • Experience with Embedded Linux


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