CNO Virtualization Developer

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Annapolis Junction


Telecommute Options:

No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Peraton is seeking a CNO Virtualization Developer to support a critical mission of consequence within our Cyber Mission Business Unit in Annapolis Junction, MD.  In this position you will perform a combination of software design, reverse engineering, and vulnerability research; Develop software capabilities taking into account the underlying hardware on which they run; and optimize algorithms and software implementations in order to meet requirements such as binary size, utilization, and performance:

  • Perform Agile development, accurately estimating the time to complete tasks;
  • Respond to time-sensitive operational requirements;
  • Understand how malware is detected by personal security products and/or network monitoring and methods to evade such detection;
  • Develop and execute comprehensive testing of software products (e.g. unit tests, functional tests, and integration tests);
  • Develop software implants that have network communications and the ability to persist across reboots;
  • Document software designs, explain performance tradeoffs made, and decompose high-level designs into specific software development tasks;
  • Develop, find flaws in, and modify complex algorithms that span multiple layers of abstraction;
  • Recommend new technologies and processes to achieve assigned goals. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, System Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering Science, or related discipline.
  • Five (5) years of software engineering / reverse engineering / vulnerability research experience;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in Computer Network Operations to include Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), Computer Network Attack (CNA or computer security experience on Windows, UNIX, or Mobile platforms. 
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Embedded virtualization
  • Strong proficiency in C programming
  • Memory management
  • Windows internals
  • In-depth understanding of network protocols; SSL security layers
  • Reverse Engineering for debugging
  • Python scripting

Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.




Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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