Software Test Engineer - Space Missions

Testing / Quality Assurance
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.


Peraton is now hiring a Software Test Engineer in Aurora, CO or Herndon, VA to support Intelligence Community and DoD customers as part of a talented, high-performing team. As part of this team you will work with emerging service and distributed computing technologies for satellite situational awareness (SSA) data processing and distribution.  


The EMMETT program, a next gen Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Indications and Warning (I&W) system, establishes a repository of resident space objects (RSOs), finds RSOs of interest, and provides data to ground operators. The EMMETT team uses: programmatics, sensor modeling, and system engineering expertise to deliver this world-class SDA I&W system. 


What you'll do: 

  • Utilize experience in maintaining and enhancing test scripts and creating and executing test procedures to support development, integration, regression and user acceptance testing. 
  • Design and write test plans and procedures, analyze test results and develop and review code as necessary. 
  • Document bugs in Jira and provide test reports. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s degree. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree 
  • This position requires the candidate possess a minimum of Top Secret clearance with ability to upgrade to TS/SCI and pass a polygraph within 30 days of employment or at customers request- contract requires TS/SCI with poly. The candidate must maintain the clearance. 
  • Two (2) years experience with software testing 
  • Two (2) years experience creating test plans/procedures 
  • Two (2) years experience in an Agile software development environment 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience supporting customer-facing test events or requirement sell-off activities 
  • Experience working in a Linux based environment 
  • Experience working with an RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL, etc.) 
  • Experience creating or maintaining automated software testing scripts/tools (Selenium, Cypress, etc.) 
  • Experience working with Jira, Jenkins, Gitlab, Ansible 
  • Experience with Agile 


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





Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. 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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