Software Systems Engineering Lead

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 Software Systems Engineering Lead


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:

  • Lead a team responsible for the work outlined below while also being a hands-on contributor.
  • Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
  • Responsible for program design, modeling, simulation, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Responsible for applications dealing with the overall operating system, such as sophisticated file maintenance routines, large telecommunications/communications networks, computer accounting and advanced mathematical/scientific software packages.
  • Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel.
  • Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products


  • BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5
  • Hold an active/current DoD Secret clearance, Top Secret clearance preferred
  • 7+ years with Linux system development
  • 4+ years with N-tier architecture design
  • 3+ years with cloud software development
  • Working in agile environment
  • Systems analysis, development, and implementation using a variety of technologies
  • Ability to support applications on-prem and in the cloud, including understanding application dependency on operating system, network, web-based, and cloud technologies.

Desired Experience:  

  • Experience with DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF)
  • Familiar with various operating systems, databases, and programming languages
  • Evaluation of compliance with security standards
  • Developing in a High-Performance Computing environment
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining containerized architectures
  • Experience in common cloud providers
  • 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

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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