Software Development Lead - Custom Applications

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
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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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and managing application(s) backlog for ongoing government review and development prioritization.
  • Developing and delivering a backlog template per application as directed by the government.
  • Working with project leaders to capture and manage requirements in the Agency's ITSM Tool (ServiceNow™) for release, sprint, and backlog.
  • Maintaining development/test environments to perform code fixes/modifications and to test the changes on multiple website platforms prior to the deployment to the production environment.
  • Ensuring that all application development adheres to agency requirements and achieves bureau objectives and adheres to policies, and procedures.
  • Providing release deployment information including release notes, configuration requirements, and deployment instructions as appropriate for each application/system.
  • Deploying updated versions to the production environment in accordance with the agency change and release management processes.
  • Resolving incident and service request per the Priority Level 2 SLAs for the application and business services support.
  • Updating system documents such as requirements such as Technical Architecture design (TAD) and other relevant documents as required annually or upon major changes to architectural environment.
  • Providing quarterly maintenance releases to make improvements to deployed solution based on end user feedback and frequently requested functionality or program changes.
  • Performing load and performance testing, per major release and annually, for Priority Level 1 and Level 2 business services.
  • Developing and delivering semi-annually Applications Operation and Application Release Report per application.
  • Supporting application and tool development with an AWS or Azure cloud environment. 

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Basic Qualification:

  • U.S. Citizen; eligible for U.S. Secret Security Clearance.
  • Completed BS/BA with 5 – 11 years, or MS with 3 - 9 years, or PhD with 3 -6 years of experience; four (4) years of experience can be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing web applications.
  • Working knowledge of key Agile processes, techniques, and methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Experience working in Agile team environment with analysts, developers, testers, production support staff, stakeholders, and external vendor partners.
  • Understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD) and experience unit testing their code and performing code reviews.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Preferred Qualification:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • Highly self-motivated and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies.
  • Experience developing within a custom (in-house) and PaaS/SaaS environment.
  • Experience with SonarQube for development, continuous integration, and deployment

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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