Sr. Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-MS-Stennis Space Center | US-CA-Monterey
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualified individuals for various future opportunities.  We are currently seeking a  Sr. Systems Engineer


Our team supports technical solutions associated with the collection, processing, and exploitation of assured, relevant, and timely oceanographic, meteorological, hydrographic, precise time and astrometric information for the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC). Candidates who join our team play an integral role in the design, development, and innovative modernization of the IT infrastructure used to provide meteorology and oceanography support to warfighters afloat and ashore. We will maintain, upgrade, and modernize the IT infrastructure to include engineering, software development, administration, and data management.


To be considered, you must MEET or EXCEED the qualifications and requirements as they are outlined.


Must be a US Citizen and hold a DoD Secret clearance, Top Secret clearance preferred

This is a hybrid on site/telework environment.

Candidates must be within a commutable distance from the primary physical location they are hired for.


This work includes but is not limited to:

  • Architect and define core technologies for systems supporting applications, databases, and web services.
  • Formulate and define system scope, objectives, and detailed specifications.
  • Design, test, debug, maintain, and document software and containerized architectures in cloud and on-prem environments.
  • Works at the highest technical level of all phases of applications, systems analysis, and software activities including the installation of enhancements, security features, and analytical tools.
  • Respond to patches/updates in components such as databases, web application servers, operating systems, and languages/libraries used in software development. Ability to automate operations, maintenance, and deployment actions is highly desired.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and responsibility of of analysis and development.
  • Identify and document stakeholder requirements translated into functional, performance, and technical requirements.
  • Develop requirements, track requirement changes, and maintain traceability of end-user needs to the system performance specification and delivered capability.
  • Support integration planning and interface management by documenting internal and external interface requirements and dependencies.
  • Support verification activities during requirements analysis including how each requirement is verified, the tasks and resources to complete the verification matrix, and supporting documentation.
  • Re-engineer existing systems and applications to use cloud services.
  • Design, implement, and maintain continuous integration and continuous delivery solutions.
  • Perform cybersecurity sustainment activities for DoD software and middleware.
  • Implement configuration, security, and engineering standards to improve interoperability of data, products, and applications.
  • Create work products such as architecture and data flow diagrams.
  • Use systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable engineering practices during the development and maintenance of cyber secure and STIG compliant systems and software.
  • Implement or integrate systems and software with logging and application monitoring solutions.
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced staff.


  • BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5
  • Hold a DoD Secret clearance, Top Secret clearance preferred
  • Working in agile, software development and production environment
  • Systems analysis, development, and implementation using a variety of technologies
  • Working in a continuous integration environment
  • Supporting systems and applications designed to run in a web environment
  • Working with one or more of the following Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Ability to design systems supporting applications on-prem and in the cloud, including understanding application dependency on operating system, network, web-based, and cloud technologies.

Desired Experience:  

  • Working with REST API and Service Oriented Architecture
  • Shell scripting in a Linux and/or Windows operating environment
  • Understanding of Geospatial databases
  • Evaluation of compliance with security
  • Working in a High-Performance Computing environment
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining containerized architectures
  • Experience in common cloud providers
  • DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF) experience
  • Working with one or more of the following Databases: PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostGIS, MySQL
  • Working with one or more of the following application/Web Servers:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, Wildfly, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Working with one or more of the following other Services/Software:
    • Podman, AWS EC2, AWS ECS, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Git, BitBucket, Atlassian Software Suite, Ansible

Benefits: At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best, beyond the work you do with us daily. We are 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.

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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