Persistent Systems

  • Program Engineer, Army-NY

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Programs and Contracts
  • Job Description & Responsibilities


    As a Program Engineer, you will be a critical member of the Persistent Program Team based in New York City, NY. You will support the definition of technical requirements for US Army programs, other 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 Sales, Field Operations, Product Management, Engineering, and Quality.




    • Collaborating with the Sales, 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
    • Working directly with Persistent’s delivered MANET equipment for use ranging from ground-based to airborne to subterranean, working with customers including Defense, Federal, other military / law enforcement, and commercial organizations

    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
    • 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 software packages such as Visio, Microsoft Office
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, written and verbal
    • Must be available to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Ability to obtain a Secret US Security Clearance



    • Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or Master’s degree in Business Administration
    • 3 or more years of experience with Defense, Communications, Intelligence, Special Operations communication systems
    • Experience with US Army communication programs from concept to delivery
    • Experience with wireless concepts such as MANET, Mesh, Ad-hoc, protocols and web architecture, with an understanding of hardware and software concepts
    • Experience working directly with customers and end users
    • Experience working with customer organizations such as large sized Government entities
    • Experience working with mid-size or larger Commercial organizations
    • DoD Information Operations and Cyber Security experience
    • Proficiency in advanced technical software packages such as Solidworks, and MATLAB
    • Possess an active Secret US Security Clearance

    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.


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