Senior Software Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer for a new role based out of the Chantilly, VA area. For this position we are looking for an engineer to support the operations, maintenance, and enhancement of Mission Critical applications in support of the Intelligence Community.

What you'll be doing:

  • Contributing to all phases of the development life cycle;
  • Modifying software to fix errors, adapt it to new hardware, and improve its performance;
  • Supporting continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting for review;
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, and upgrading existing software;
  • Writing and implementing well designed, testable, and efficient code based on Sponsor’s specifications and needs;
  • Verifying and deploying programs and systems to implement fixes.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience/Education: 12+ years of experience with a BS, or 10+ years of experience with an MS, or 8+ years of experience with PhD. May consider experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Clearance: Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance with Polygraph required. 
  • Experience using JAVA software development tools such as J2EE, JDBC, Web Services SOAP/REST, XML, and JSON, etc.
  • Knowledge of a variety of software architectures and how to properly employ them when building applications.
  • Experience in cloud-based application development.
  • Experience performing work in an Agile environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Certifications
  • Experience with DevOps; CI/CD
  • Experience with Business Analytics
  • Experience with Sponsor A&A Process

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

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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