Software Developer

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking an Entry-level Software Engineer in our Chantilly, VA location to support a large software development classified program developing, operating, and maintaining mission critical enterprise capabilities. Program includes development and support for existing mission systems in parallel with effort to develop and deliver modernized cloud native, microservice-based products. Team applies Agile methodology, DevOps principles and behavior and test-driven development practices. Candidate will apply agile development processes to implement features as defined by user stories, 3-week Sprints/3 Month Spins, development using Java full stack, develop/maintain platform related applications and libraries , and develop/maintain existing applications as requirements are requested and when updates are required. Candidate will resolve database issues and in creating new features/functionality for existing database.


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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance and polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related technical or scientific fields, such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, information technology, management information systems, or related STEM degree program and 0-2 years of experience
  • Strong foundational knowledge working with Java OOP development.
  • Willingness to learn and become an effective team member.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An already active TS/SCI security clearance.
  • 3.0 and above GPA.
  • Demonstrated experience with the systems engineering life-cycle.
  • Previous hands-on experience through coursework or internships. 
  • Previous hands-on coding experience with Python, Angular, Postgres, & SQL.

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

$66,000 - $106,000. 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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