Systems Architect

Top Secret



Secondary Location:


Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
Join Our Team
Apply now
right arrow
Share on your newsfeed or with a friend
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.


We are hiring a Systems Architect in Huntsville, AL.  This role will have the ability to work both on/offsite(hybrid).  


Peraton has a great opportunity to support the Aircraft Survivability Equipment(ASE) program as a systems engineer.  Working to help the military with missile detection and evade technology.

  • Performs independent high-level design of ASE application systems and how it would interface with aviation platforms.
  • Provides architectural and big picture oversight for development of new or enhanced products. Articulates the architectural vision, conceptualizes, and experiments with alternative architectural approaches, creates models and component and interface specification documents, and validates the architecture against requirements and assumptions.
  • Works with various product developers, product managers, and customer application experts to create software products containing required features and modifications.
  • Provides technical advice to other departments within the organization and may be responsible for integrating components built by product developers.
  • Establishes the basic structure of the system, defines essential core design features and elements that provide the framework.
  • Works closely with systems users in the identification and resolution of user problems and concerns for complex projects.
  • Performs cost-benefit analyses to determine whether requirements are best met by manual, software, or hardware functions; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or already developed components.
  • Generates a set of acceptance test requirements for complex systems, together with the designers, test engineers, and the user to determine that all the high-level requirements have been met, especially for the computer-human-interface.

What you'll need:


  • Education:  Minimum of 16 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 14 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 10 years with Ph.D.
  • Clearance:  Active Top Secret clearance
  • Development of ASE architecture concepts, trades, and designs using the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for both the enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms
  • Experience development and presentation of briefing materials, technical reports, white papers, etc. for both internal and external stakeholders, including Courses Of Action (COAs), pros/cons, risks and recommendations
  • Provide research into modern network/communication approaches suitable for ASE, such as fiber-based high-speed Ethernet, publish/subscribe, Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and opportunities for off-boarding
  • Experience with oversight of requirements, design, development, and test of ASE Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) software modules, for incorporation into ASE Modernization


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
Happy man with his two children