Senior Collaboration Engineer

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


Peraton is looking for a motivate and driven Senior Collaboration Engineer to join our dynamic Network and Unified Communications Architecture team of network and UC engineers in Alexandria, VA. This team provides planning, design, configuration, deployment, and tier III troubleshooting support. You will bring your years of experience and expertise to propel the team to success.


Peraton has served as the prime contractor for the network contract since its inception in 1984. We provide executive-level government leaders reliable security voice, video, and fax communications anytime, anywhere, in any environment for day-today crisis management.


We provide a secure, worldwide, high-performance communications network comprised of real-time interactive applications operating over a dedicated IP backbone with secure services for complex national and worldwide executive-level communications. Peraton provides the O&M of the network infrastructure and its components.  The team provides IT hardware and software to support the goals of the contract, including performance based C4IM services, product support, and O&M for both legacy and newly installed systems. We provide integration for development of hardware and software solutions, and task support for the delivery of system, network, software, and security solutions.


In this role you will be responsible with enabling program mission success by leveraging new and existing unified communications designs. This work is hands-on and includes aspects of planning, design, implementation, and deployment. You will be at the center of a team with the mission to provide world-class secure voice and video capabilities to the customer. You will serve as a collaboration SME and provide technical guidance to ensure the current and future success of the program.


The Senior Collaboration Engineer is responsible for but not limited to: 

  • Develop collaboration architecture designs, studies, and plans.
  • Support design, test readiness, and operational readiness reviews.
  • Provide senior program managers with recommendations on voice and video collaboration approaches and strategies for new and continued business.
  • Develop, implement, and manage voice and video collaboration processes including design standards to ensure compliance, relevancy, and sustainability.
  • Perform capacity planning of the collaboration services by auditing and analyzing performance and availability of voice and video services.
  • Pro-actively research and evaluate tools and technologies, as appropriate, to the collaboration environment, while developing solutions to increase performance and lower the total cost of ownership.
  • Provide tier III support for trouble resolution of the voice and video infrastructure to supplement the program’s operations team.

**This role requires flexibility with scheduled support of occasional ASI/outages after hours and on weekends**


Required Qualifications:

  • An Active/current TS/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or similar technical field) and eight (8) -10 years relevant experience; or Master’s degree and six (6) - eight (8) years of relevant experience; or PhD and three (3) - five (5) years of experience. Additional relevant years of experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of ten (10) total years of progressively increasing experience leading to the architecture/design, development, and implementation of enterprise voice and video collaboration solutions.
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR) certification
  • Ability to architect, implement and support video infrastructure solutions for conferencing, gateway transit, and mobile devices
  • In depth implementation and troubleshooting experience of collaboration using concepts/protocols such as H.263, H.264, SIP, bandwidth resolutions and frame rates, frame picture formats, HDMI resolutions, audio codecs, voice and video encryption, and device trust certificates.
  • Experience engineering, deploying, and troubleshooting voice and video collaboration systems such as the CUCM, UCS platform, Cisco Meeting Server (CMS), Telepresence Management System (TMS), legacy video conferencing hardware, Multi-controller Units, and Voice Gateways.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Valid/current CCNA, CCNP, and/or CCIE certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or similar technical field) and 12-15 years relevant experience; or Master’s degree and 10-13 years of relevant experience; or PhD and 10+ years of experience.
  • Exceptional verbal, written (including the development of CONOPS and procedural documentation), interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Experience with voice and video performance management tools, security tools and appliances, layer two technologies, wireless communications, and firewall/gateway traversals is preferred
  • Experience working in a lab development environment performing test and development functions
  • Self-driven and resourceful in achieving goals independently as well as in cooperation with others
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules, and priorities
  • The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations, and gather team consensus to move forward
  • Previous experience supporting a Government and/or Department of Defense customer
  • Experience with application of DoD IAVAs, DISA STIGs, and NIST security controls
  • Experience with REDCOM Sigma and Slice voice conferencing systems
  • Experience with Variphy Cisco CDR Reporting and Call Analytics 
  • Experience with VQ Conference Manager and the Postman API platform

Salary Range Estimates:


The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. 




At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 


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.


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