Software Engineer IV

Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
Requisition ID
Position Category
Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Public Trust
Space & Intelligence




Peraton is seeking  tohire a Software Engineer IV to join the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Sustainment Services (LGSS) program to add to our distinguished team to sustain and enhance the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS).  The JPSS CGS is responsible for implementing JPSS Program command, control, and communications and data processing requirements for JPSS CGS-serviced missions.  The JPSS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation Program that acquires and distributes global environmental data from multiple polar-orbiting satellites, playing a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans, coasts, and space environments, which supports the Nation’s economy and protection of lives and property. 




• Analyze root cause of software anomalies
• Code, test, and integrate software modifications to meet customer requirements
• Develop software in accordance with architectural, design, security and coding standards
• Develop and execute unit tests and software integration tests
• Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to troubleshoot problems, analyze issues, generate documentation, integrate, test, and/or perform software updates
• Evaluate emerging technologies for capability, supportability, and extensibility in support of system sustainment and modernization efforts
• Interact with users and customers regarding requirements, problem solving, and general support
• Perform all duties in accordance with software development and configuration management processes and procedures


• Requires Bachelor's Degree with 8-10 years of experience, a Master's Degree with 6-8 years of experience or a PhD with 3-5 years of experience

• Must be able to obtain a Public Trust secirty clearance (U.S. Citizenship requred) 

• Microsoft Visual Studio and NetBeans IDEs
• UML software design tools (Enterprise Architect)
• Programming with MS SQLServer DB and/or Postgres DB
• Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Fortran
• Programming with scripting languages (Perl, JavaScript, PowerShell, etc.)
• Strong working knowledge of Service Oriented architectures
• Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies
• Git and other software version control or management tools
• Atlassian tool suite (Jira, FishEye/Crucible, BitBucket, etc.)
• Able to work both independently and collaboratively in groups
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Looking for an individual who is a self-starter, motivated to take on technical challenges and who is excited to learn

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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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