Software Engineer, Senior Advisor

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



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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.


Peraton is seeking a software engineer who will be responsible for analyzing user requirements to derive software design and performance standards for one or more software development teams, ensuring quality, and that work is completed in accordance with constraints of the software development process being used. Responsibilities include the design, modification, and debugging of new and existing software while integrating into new or modified systems or operating environments.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required with twenty (20) years’ experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and, complexity. Four (4) years of additional SWE experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience developing applications and utilities using high-level languages such as C++ and Python.
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripting (e.g., bash, Perl, Ruby).
  • Experience building SQL databases and developing queries.
  • Experience maintaining software development tools such as Jenkins, Git/Gerrit, CppUnit, and RPM
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Inter-Process Communication (IPC) mechanisms.
  • Understanding of network communications (e.g., OSI model), communication protocols (Ethernet, TCP, UDP, etc.), network security infrastructure (IPsec, MACsec, TLS, etc.), and network sockets programming.

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 participation in an attractive bonus plan.




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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