Senior Research Scientist - Software Engineering (Remote Option)

Job Locations US-NJ-Basking Ridge | US-MD-Silver Spring
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Peraton Labs


Peraton Labs is looking for an experienced software engineer with strong programming skills to help research, build, and enhance systems implementing distributed operations. The successful candidate will have a track record of working effectively in teams, proactively identifying issues, and independently solving problems. The candidate will have demonstrably good communication skills that facilitate collaboration on large systems development efforts. Projects within the lab will typically involve technologies such as microservices, container-based orchestration, machine learning, natural language processing, cyber security, virtualization, HTTPS/TCP/IP networking and operating system internals, thus experience with some or all of these would be a significant plus. Projects will involve a mix of research and development, and will range from applied research to advanced prototyping and demonstrations. The ideal candidate will be one who enjoys learning new skills and is able to work independently.


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


  • Degree in Computer Science, ECE, or a related field
  • Ability to solve problems designing and implementing complex systems independently
  • Strong system skills (Linux, Windows, shell scripting, VM technologies)
  • Experience demonstrating implemented capabilities to customers
  • Strong software development skills (C/C++, Java, scripting languages: Python/Perl).
  • Experience with TensorFlow, PyTorch is a plus.
  • Experience with source control tools such as “git”
  • Experience with working in DevSecOps environment
  • Familiarity with networking using PubSub systems, HTTPS, TCP/UDP/IP
  • US citizenship is required.

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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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