Remote Senior Systems Engineer




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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 System Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position can be worked remotely. The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Infrastructure Managed Services (IMS) Program, for the US Coast Guard (CG). This initiative is modernizing and consolidating the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CGs customers. As part of the modernization program, the Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for proactively leading architecture and development decision making and work effort across the software development lifecycle (SDLC), and ensuring effective transitions to support for ongoing continuous improvement.


About You:

  • You want to make tomorrow better than today.
  • You have a passion for high-speed security, and you care about risk management over compliance.
  • You believe the biggest vulnerability in any system is time. You live to securely reduce cycle time.
  • You enjoy daily decision making and real product delivery.
  • You help ensure project success and client satisfaction.
  • You enjoy collaborative teams and pairing with team members as well as counterparts from your client and members of other firms or entities in the CG ecosystem of partners.
  • You like to work alongside, and learn from, lean and agile leaders.
  • You are a creative problem solver who is comfortable with uncertainty.
  • You are a curious and keen learner who thrives on enhancing your (and our) practices and knowledge.

Day to Day Work Responsibilities:

  • Define software requirements, both functional and non-functional, as high level epics, features and user stories to support SAFe or other industry standard Agile frameworks.
  • Architect complex software systems using a hybrid cloud architecture and microservices.
  • Design software using industry standard design patterns and best practices to improve maintainability, flexibility, performance, security, and availability.
  • Develop database solutions for managing structured and unstructured data.
  • Develop automated unit and integration tests and incorporate them in CI/CD pipelines.
  • Create and implement automated configuration and deployment processes to enhance the performance, accessibility, and ease of management of platforms and related services.
  • Establish and manage administrator and service accounts, while also maintaining accurate system documentation and effectively resolving technical issues.
  • Utilize scripting tools to craft self-service capabilities within the Platform as a Service (PaaS), fostering a seamless developer experience for development teams.
  • Collaborate closely with developers and service line owners to diagnose and troubleshoot problems, ensuring smooth operations.
  • Thrive in an environment that nurtures self-directed professional development and your personal growth goals.
  • Continuously enhance the micro service-based software capabilities as product, delivering software that resonates positively with users as a valuable enabler.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 12 years with High School Diploma.
  • Proficiency in administering AWS and Azure Gov Cloud environments in compliance with DoD standards.
  • Proficient in use of most industry standard Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tools, with strong skills in HashiCorp service components.
  • Skilled in developing automation solutions using scripting languages to streamline recurring tasks (e.g. PowerShell, Python BASH and SHELL).
  • Familiarity with networking concepts and practical experience involving technologies like Load Balancers, DNS, NACLs, SSL, Firewalls, NAT, and NTP.
  • Background in DevOps automation practices, and strong skills in modern application development platforms such as GitLab, Harness, OpenShift, and/or Tanzu.
  • U.S. Citizenship required; must have the ability to secure Secret clearance upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience interacting with clients in a proactive manner to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot operating systems and applications effectively.
  • Experience handling large-scale production systems and adeptness in resolving production-related challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills, and a keen interest in collaborative work environments.
  • Enthusiasm for skill growth, a penchant for tackling intriguing tasks, and addressing complex issues.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Linux Operating Systems administration.
  • Expertise in container orchestration, specifically Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) operations, particularly within a DoD "Software Factory" context. Commercial Software Factory context is highly valued too.
  • A degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting challenges using the Linux/Unix command line interface.
  • Familiarity with AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) and other container management services.
  • Possession of recognized Professional Certifications such as RHCE, Linux+, MCSA, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Developer, Security+, CISSP, and CCNA.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in written contexts.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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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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