Exploit Software Developer, Lead

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


Fort Meade

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Telecommute Options:

No remote/telework allowed
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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.


Mission: We provide expert, onsite support in research and development of software designed to exploit vulnerabilities of adversary technology, algorithm development, script writing and software utility development, use of multiple programming languages, analysis and reverse engineering of source code, software integration and testing, technical writing and documentation, and lifecycle maintenance of software programs.


We are interviewing candidates for our Exploit Software Developer roles. These developer roles are critical to the success of our tool development in the support of our customer's application systems. 


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide on-site support in research and development of integration software designed to exploit vulnerabilities of adversary technology, algorithm development, script, light script writing and software utility development, analysis and knowledge of tools needed for reverse engineering of source code, software integration and testing, technical writing and documentation, and lifecycle maintenance of customer software programs.
  • Developed software to ingest a capability, unpack the tool, remove documentation and guides, and ready the tool for release to infrastructure
  • Develop software using sockets and other network programming concepts to enable communication between software modules.
  • Monitors technology trends such as emerging standards for new technology opportunities.
  • Provide new functional capabilities and improve existing cyber operations mission systems at a classified level.
  • Python, HTML, CSS development and integration of programs on existing cyber operations mission systems 
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with creating software across multiple functional areas and products.
  • Prioritize and allocates projects, products, and resources with the assistance of architects and managers.
  • Participate in the strategic decisions about technology, definition, and implementation of the software products.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with high-level software design, development techniques, test and integration techniques, and possess the ability understand software modules, system, and subsystems documentation.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of a multi-team or cross-functional organization.
  • Direct software development projects to include, ensuring that projects are completed on time and according to quality standards, facilitating communication upward and across project team including project status, justifications for variances and technical information.

5 years with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA; 0 years with PhD or 10 years with no degree 


Software/OS experience required:

  • Python
  • HTML
  • CSS development
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows
  • Android operating systems high level proficiency

Security Clearance

  • Active TS/SCI with poly

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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