Senior Research Scientist, Wireless Networking

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Basking Ridge

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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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 Labs is looking for a Senior Networking Research Scientist with a passion for developing solutions for wireless networking problems. You will join a team of 3-5 developers to implement and test solutions in the areas of networking and machine learning for mixed wireless and wired networks, with the goal of CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous development), integration and testing, and with time you will take on lead roles and interface with customers. Your work will involve design and prototyping of software to prove out technical concepts; you should therefore have excellent software development skills and be willing to learn new skills and technologies as needed to develop cutting-edge solutions based on customer needs.


We have several active research and development projects where we design, integrate, and demonstrate solutions for a range of applications, including network discovery, monitoring, control, rapid reconfiguration, and autonomous operations. Our work touches all layers of the communication stack (PHY, link, MAC, routing, transport, and application) and integrates multiple concepts such as coordination protocols, security, robustness, and performance. We are looking to add expertise to our team to achieve success in all of these areas. The ideal candidate is one who is excited at the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research in an environment where they will continuously learn new concepts and innovate in collaboration with a strong team of individuals with diverse technical backgrounds.


Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 3 years with PhD

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience in the areas of wireless networking and protocols.
  • Strong software and systems skills (including Linux and Windows) and software development (C/C++, Java, scripting languages: Python/Perl)
  • Familiarity with source control tools such as “git”
  • Knowledge of transport-layer, routing-layer, and MAC-layer operations and protocols
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with discrete event simulators/emulators (e.g., ns-3, EMANE)
  • Experience working with military waveforms is a plus.
  • Experience with containers and orchestration solutions including Docker, Kubernetes is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • US citizenship required (ability to obtain security clearance is a plus)


Benefits: Our comprehensive Benefits and Beyond package is designed to support every aspect of your health, wealth, self and beyond.

  • Health- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, HSAs and FSAs, and supplemental health options to keep you and your family healthy all year long.
  • Well-being- We strive to support your overall well-being – including emotional, financial, social/community, and physical wellness programs.
  • PTO & holidays- Our PTO programs helps you take the time in the ways that matter most. With 20 days a year of accrued PTO, 6 paid federal holidays, 4 floating holidays, and a flexible approach, Peraton Labs avidly supports a healthy work/life balance.
  • Retirement- All regular employees are eligible to participate in Peraton’s 401(k) retirement savings plan through Fidelity. Peraton will match 100% of the first 4% you contribute, and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. All contributions are 100% vested after two years of service.
  • Career Development- We are invested in your future, and pride ourselves on providing best-in-class training to our team through Skillsoft e-Learning Suite for formal and informal learning, professional and technical certification preparation, and education assistance for career path-related courses at accredited institutions.
  • TA and Student Loan Refinancing- Peraton provides tuition and training assistance for its employees, in addition to access to a student loan refinancing service and 529 plan through to support your continued education aspirations.

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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