Senior Software Developer

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Category
Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


  • Design, develop, and maintain applications and/or databases; includes new applications development, modifications of existing applications, and transition of legacy applications to new technologies
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost restraints
  • Ensure for the proper configuration and change management
  • Confer with other information technology professionals (systems analysts, engineers, etc.) to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces
  • Consult with customers about software system design, user interface preferences and maintenance
  • Design and develop database management systems, image processing, collaborative tools, data manipulation techniques, data visualization techniques; interface with access control services
  • Design and develop tools for operating system platforms
  • Design and develop tools that integrate with commercial applications
  • Design, develop, and modify software systems and measure outcome and consequence of design
  • Develop and execute unit and functional test plan
  • Develop and execute software system testing and validation procedures and programming
  • Document test results
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements
  • Prepare appropriate configuration and change management documentation that provides the detailed workflow and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation
  • Provide database architectural and design capabilities
  • Provide operations and maintenance of operational systems
  • Provide or contribute end user instructions or manuals


  • BA/BS and 16+ years of experience or Masters and 14+ years; additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph level clearance is required
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing software applications and databases
  • Ability to work well within a team of technical experts
  • Significant experience within the IC is preferred



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 eligibility to participate 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

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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