Systems Engineer, Senior Advisor

Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
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 seeking a System Engineer to assist in the design, development, and testing of Next Generation SIGINT architectureThis position is focused on the end-to-end engineering of interfaces, both internal and external, and architectural level system engineering activities. Work will also include definition and management of system requirements, CONOPs and verification and validation activitiesThe preferred candidate should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required with fifteen (15) years’ related SE experience. Four (4) years of additional SE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience as a System Engineer supporting system and software architecture development, requirements analysis,  designing complex collection systems, process execution and evaluation (including supervision of engineering projects), selections and evaluation of COTS/GOTS tools and test integration
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux-based platforms (e.g., RHEL, CentOS, Rocky, Fedora), command line utilities, and shell scripting (e.g. bash, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Experience working within a software development framework
  • Experience using configuration management and software build tools
  • Experience building SQL databases and developing queries
  • Understanding and application of standard data interchange formats such as JSON, XML, SOAP
  • Hands on Lab experience including cabling and configuring of switches, networking devices, fiber optics, and traffic generators
  • Familiarity with a range of test equipment and platforms including signal generators, optical switches and network analysis tools
  • 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
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with set up, configuration, and use of test devices and equipment
  • Familiarity with high-speed digital signal transmission standards (e.g., Ethernet, OTN, SDH)
  • Understanding of Web-based Technologies: HTML, Apache/Tomcat, JSP, Perl CGI
  • Should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs

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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