Network Engineer / Pre-Operational Tradecraft Evaluation Analyst

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


Perform operational tradecraft evaluations on developed tools, to include determining the behaviors and functionality of tools.  The Operational Tradecraft Analyst will work with the Sponsor to determine the appropriate test set-up, execute the test, and provide an evaluation based on the test results.


Analyst job duties will include the following:

  • Develop, implement, execute, and/or maintain an Independent Validation & Verification (IV&V) program to independently test, inspect, and analyze performance of Sponsor tools and applications to establish a clear understanding of delivered capability relative to user and system requirements
  • Perform operational testing and end to end integration testing, CONOP validation, and ad-hoc testing to determine tool behavior and functionality
  • Coordinate with operations team to develop CONOPS, build simulated environments, and test tool in simulated environment
  • Coordinate with the Sponsor to develop and implement user guides for testing tools, including building testing environments
  • Build accurate test scenarios (including bare metal and virtual machine), analyze anomalies and functionality of tools during simulations
  • Assess& validate tools based on forensic artifacts and observations from testing
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations, and implement network security measures to protect data, software and hardware
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software, and other network issues to perform disaster recovery and replacing hardware and software components
  • Create network diagrams and documentation, and monitor and assess transport and network infrastructure protocols
  • Test, configure, and troubleshoot enterprise network devices (e.g. firewalls, routers, etc)
  • Coordinate with the Sponsor to document and deliver Operational Tradecraft reports in approved formats


Desired Qualifications:

  • Current certification in one or more of the following or equivalent:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA, Routing, and Switching)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Demonstrated experience working with/in the Intelligence Community
  • Demonstrated experience with cyber operations tactics, techniques, and procedures


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

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

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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