Protocol Analyst, Lead Associate

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking Protocol Analyst, Mid to support an Intel Community (IC) mission in Ft. Meade/Annapolis Junction, MD.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Establishe definition of new equipment, techniques or potential new signals.
  • Perform analysis and prepare documentation in connection with radar, instrumentation, electronic counter-measurers (ECM), and communication signals.
  • Provide analytical and operational support for unique tactical and strategic mission intelligence systems.
  • Support a range of analytical products and functions including operational scenarios, development of deployment scenarios, site assessments, and vulnerability assessments.
  • Analyze complex system integration requirements to identify mission vulnerability targets and develop multiple scenarios to resolve all mission threats.
  • Perform mission planning and projections to anticipate future resource requirements to counter identified threats.
  • Develop documentation to support objectives in support of external agencies.
  • Translate analytical results into effective briefings.
  • Analyze operational availability of strategic and tactical intelligence assets.
  • Develop briefing reports that depict clear assessment of systems availability.
  • Maintain mission status on assigned tactical and strategic systems.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s degree with 7 years of relevant experience will be considered for those who have completed one of the following military training courses: 451 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis) or who have participated in or graduated from the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience OR a Doctoral degree with 2 years of relevant experience  
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related discipline from an accredited college or university. 
  • Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, including protocol analysis, and also include network troubleshooting, network traffic characterization, and/or network security analysis
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required

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.






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

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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