Cyber Security
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.


Are you ready to work on a team that supports the development of cutting edge technology? Our program provides IT-based efforts required to support DoD and the IC for technology and concept development. The DoD intelligence mission is to provide accurate, relevant, and timely data and intelligence to tactical, operational, and strategic decision makers across the COCOM, nuclear, conventional, and Special Operations Forces. Decision superiority is the competitive advantage, enabled by an ongoing situational awareness that allows commanders and their forces to make informed decisions and implement them as fast and effectively as the situation warrants. Decision superiority is about improving the ability to observe, orient, decide, and act faster and more effectively than the adversary.


Our program supports unclassified and classified software development and integration services. Some of the work we will do is brand new Big Data, data analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and advanced analytics, while other work will be refining and improving legacy development, as well as providing operations and maintenance


The Information Assurance Engineer will:

  • Design and implement safety measures and controls. Monitor network activity to identify vulnerable points. Address privacy breaches and malware threats.
  • Support the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes and Information Assurance documentation for multiple analytic and mission systems across all CLINs
  • Generate and maintain the complete security Body of Evidence (BoE) while leading the A&A activities according to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes (ICD 503, CNSSI-1253, NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53, etc.) for all multiple information systems
  • Author, complete and maintain the System Security Plan (SSP) within XACTA
  • Develop the Security Controls Traceability Matrices (SCTM), and the Security Test Plan (STP) procedures within Xacta.
  • Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements
  • Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breach does occur
  • Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems
  • Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system
  • Experience working with software developers and architects to understand security requirements
  • Experience guiding the application developers on security policy, identifying security requirements, providing technical guidance for the satisfaction of requirements
  • Experience creating and managing the plan of action and milestones (POA&Ms), and working with project managers and engineers to develop schedules and engineering actions that mitigate open findings
  • Experience supporting the Continuous Monitoring of operational systems; experience monitoring and auditing operational systems for proper use
  • Log Review/Analysis using SIEM tools (Splunk, etc.)
  • Vulnerability Analysis and Review (ACAS, TwistLock, SonarQube)
  • DISA STIGs and STIG Viewer experience

Minimum of 12 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 10 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 7 years with Ph.D.


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 eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.


Required Qualifications:

  • 12+ years supporting Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and information assurance processes and documentation using RMF and a BS degree; 10+ years of experience with a masters; or 7+ years with a PhD; or an additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree 
  • Hands-on experience to validate control implementations and test procedures
  • Knowledge of current security risks and protocols
  • Willingness to work outside of standard hours if circumstances require
  • Good analytic and problem solving skills
  • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications (eg, Security+) certifications
  • RMF, Xacta experience
  • Active TS/SCI with ability to obtain Poly
  • Work 100% onsite in a secure environment


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with AWS/Google cloud-hosted information systems or applications
  • Experience working with Redhat or CentOS Linux operating systems
  • Experience working in a DevSecOps environment and tool chain

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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