Systems Engineer (Entry-level)- St. Louis, MO

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking an Entry-Level Systems Engineer to support various programs within the Intelligence community in our St. Louis, MO office. The position will support development of software-intensive systems for exciting projects supporting our national defense.



  • Provide engineering support to the design, development, and test of leading-edge technology solutions in areas such as cybersecurity, satellite ground systems, information management systems, cloud computing, and networking. 
  • Work in a collaborative, team-oriented Agile software development environment to help shape the direction of the project. 
  • Support the software engineering life-cycle in areas such as requirements/story development and management, system architecture and design, component/system/operational testing, documentation development, security accreditation, system deployment, and IT support.  
  • Perform analysis of alternatives through collection and analysis of data and make recommendations to the customer. 
  • Assess performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.


Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering or related field, and 0-2 years of relative experience.
    • December 2023 and May/June 2024 Grads are welcome to apply.
  • Familiarity with software development and/or scripting languages, such as Java, C++, Perl, Bash, etc.
  • You have a strong foundational knowledge working with systems. 
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You have the ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and concepts.
  • You have hands-on experience through coursework and/or internships.
  • You are self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • An already active/existing TS/SCI security clearance.
  • 3.0 and above GPA.
  • Have a solid understanding of software engineering life-cycles, such as Agile or Iterative development.
  • Have experience with Windows and Linux operating systems, database technologies, web application servers, and/or automated testing tools.
  • Have familiarity with application or network installations, configuration, and/or administration.


  • St. Louis, MO

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

$51,000 - $82,000. 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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