Persistent Systems

  • Senior Program Engineer

    Job Location US-CO-Fort Collins
    Programs and Contracts
  • Job Description & Responsibilities

    As a Senior Program Engineer, you will be a critical technical co-lead of the Intelligence Operations Team based in Fort Collins, CO. You will drive long term customer and industry requirements for new programs. Additionally, act as a technical SME 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.



    • Program development through driving long term customer and industry requirements and coordinating these efforts with PS Leadership, Sales, and Engineering.
    • Engineering and Program Process development and leadership on a quickly growing kinetic team
    • Collaborating with Customer Entities, PS 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
    • 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 in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent demonstrated experience in one or more of these disciplines
    • Experience developing and/or overseeing technical or engineering teams
    • Experience in customer facing roles
    • 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
    • Experience with Ground, UAS, Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, or Maritime comms and operations
    • Proficiency in software packages such as Visio, Microsoft Office
    • Must be available to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Must possess at least a Secret US Security Clearance with the ability to get a Top Secret



    • Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or Master’s degree in Business Administration
    • 8+ years of experience with Defense, Communications, Intelligence, Special Operations communication systems
    • Experience with wireless concepts such as MANET, Mesh, Ad-hoc, protocols and web architecture, with an understanding of hardware and software concepts
    • DoD Information Operations and Cyber Security experience
    • Proficiency in advanced technical software packages such as Solidworks, and MATLAB
    • Technical Subject Matter Expert in communications, SIGINT, or Networking

    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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