High Performance Computing SME / Systems Engineer

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


We are seeking an experienced professional with expert level knowledge of high performance computing, capable of defining requirements and assessing potential technologies to develop a platform that must work at multiple security levels. This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment where the full systems engineering lifecycle is performed. Candidate should be comfortable working with sensitive data holdings and have a demonstrated knowledge of how to protect said holdings.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.


BS 12-15, MS 10-13. Phd 10+


  • Master’s degree in computational mathematics + 18 YOE or PhD in computation mathematics +10 YOE in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, computational chemistry or related STEM degree
  • Demonstrated experience with High Performance Compute (HPC) management including current knowledge of HPC technology and applications, recent experience in obtaining ATO for an HPC system, and application of HPC concepts to Space Situational Awareness
  • Demonstrated experience implementing Multi-Level security requirements (physical and cyber), high performance astrophysics-based capacity, high performance visualization compute capacity, private controlled cloud solutions ,and AI compute and store
  • Experience dealing with data and data sources that exist at multiple classification levels and integrating that data with computation processes that will generate additional data requiring multi-level protections
  • Experience protecting data and implementing controls such as CONMON, MAC, CAD, ABAC, RBAC, RiBAC, PKI, SSO
  • Experience with cross domain solutions
  • Demonstrated experience employing analytics and quantifiable, physics based metric models for data analysis
  • Experience with data fusion models that assess confidence in data accumulated from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated experience with NRO/SAO or AF SPO offices


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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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