Senior Software Developer

Job Locations US-NJ-Wharton
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Strategic Innovation Group


In this position with Peraton Labs you will serve as a member of an experienced engineering team responsible for development of next generation counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) solutions.  Your role will be to develop the real-time Linux / C++ based software which controls all aspects of the CUAS precision targeting system.  This position will require approximately 15% travel to various military test ranges across the US and internationally.  

What You'll Get to DO:

  • Develop C++ software in a Red Hat Linux environment.  You will be responsible developing modern, real-time C++ code within our team’s application infrastructure.  You will use Conan to manage software dependencies, Gitlab for distributed source code control, Jira for issue tracking, and CMAKE for build configuration. 
  • Develop and test interfaces to a wide variety of external systems.  Your software will interface with the external environment through a number of protocols including ethernet, CAN bus, RS232, RS422, RS485, discretes, and USB.  You will develop implementations of Interface Control Documents (ICDs) which enable your software to perform motion control, consume targeting data, and control external weapon systems.  Interface testing will be conducted via simulators of external components running in our System Integration Laboratory (SIL).
  • Travel to support field tests.  Your software will generally be tested at a live-fire test event.  You will travel to and setup your system and its required support equipment – to include military systems / weapons.  You will support test data collection, system and software troubleshooting, and may participate in the test by serving as the test operator for your software and related systems.


What You Must Have:

  • BS with 10-12 Years, or MS with 8-10, or PhD with 5-7
  • Expert-level proficiency in C++
  • Skilled in designing and developing architecture for C++ projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor junior developers regularly
  • Experience with various communication protocols UDP, TCP/IP, CAN bus, RS-232, and RS-422
  • Experience with Conan and software configuration management for handling numerous software dependencies
  • Experience in Android development, with a focus on ATAK integration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Willingness to travel 1 week every two months

Would Be Nice if You Have:

  • Knowledge of real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as QNX, VxWorks, or FreeRTOS
  • Experience with safety-critical software development standards
  • Prior work in the defense industry or experience with military systems
  • Knowledge of sensor fusion algorithms and their application
  • Background in control systems, robotics, or mechatronics
  • Active Secret Clearance

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

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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