Cyber Software Engineering, Senior Advisor

Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a senior-level Software Engineer to join our Cyber Intel team here in Laurel, MD!


As a Cyber Software Engineer, Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for various tasks, which could include the following:

  • Develops, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing- intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements.
  • Works individually or as part of a team.
  • Reviews and tests software components for adherence to the design requirements and documents test results.
  • Resolves software problem reports.
  • Utilizes software development and software design methodologies appropriate to the development environment.
  • Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.

Position Requirements:

  • An active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required
  • Twenty (20) years experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required
    • Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum six (6) years demonstrated experience out of the most recent 8 years developing production software for one of the following environments: Solaris, or Linux OS.
  • High-Level Programming Languages: Four years (4) of demonstrated experience developing software with high-level languages such as Java, C, C++, or Python.
  • UNIX/Linux Operating Systems: At least three years (3) of experience developing software for UNIX/Linux operating systems.
  • RESTful Services: Demonstrated experience developing RESTful services.
  • Containerization and Orchestration Technologies: Hands-on experience with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, crucial for building, deploying, and maintaining modern software applications.
  • Open-Source Database Technologies: Demonstrated ability to work with Neo4j Graph Database and open-source (NoSQL) products such as HBase, Accumulo, BigTable, etc.
  • Distributed Systems Design: Understanding of the principles and patterns essential for designing reliable, scalable, and maintainable distributed systems. Familiarity with technologies such as Kafka and RabbitMQ is advantageous.
  • Agile and DevOps Methodologies: Proficient in Agile frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban, and DevOps practices, including continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools and workflows to optimize the software development lifecycle.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on our critical National Security programs, 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 eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

Target Salary Range

$190,000 - $304,000. 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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