Senior Java Software Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Conducts research in design, development, testing and utilization of electronic data processing software. Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met. Analyzes user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Confers with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces. Designs, develops and modifies software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design. Coordinates software system installations and monitors equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.


BS 10-12, MS 8-10, Phd 5-7


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field with 10 years of software engineering development experience with the Federal Government in programs of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Four years of additional software development experience may be substituted for degree.
  • TS/SCI with poly clearance required 
  • Significant coding experience with Java 
  • Application development 
  • Testing experience (Unit/Integration/Functional) 
  • Experience with Git - source code control 
  • Encryption and key management 
  • Willingness to learn new languages as needed 


  • Basic OS administration experience with Windows/Android/Linux/Mac 
  • Familiarity with Scrum and Agile development 
  • Android development 
  • Mobile device development 
  • Web development 

Peraton Overview

Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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