Persistent Systems

  • Program Engineer

    Job Location US-NC-Pinehurst
    Programs and Contracts
  • Job Description & Responsibilities

    As a Program Engineer, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Program Team. You will be based in Pinehurst NC, supporting the definition of technical requirements for new programs and providing 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
    • 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 or demonstrated equivalent professional experience
    • 3 years of experience in program/technical support or engineering
    • Strong understanding of technical concepts such as GPS, 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
    • Strong understanding of the OSI model Layer 1-3
    • Must be available to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Must have a United States security clearance or the ability to obtain United States security clearance



    • Masters degree
    • Top Secret security clearance
    • 2+ years of Wave Relay® experience
    • CCNA, CCNP, or similar technical certifications
    • 3+ years of customer-facing support for communications technology
    • Configuration management experience
    • Experience working directly with the Special Operations community; implementation, requirements definition, architecture development a plus

    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.


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