Principal Software Architect

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking a motivated Principal Software Architect to join our team on-site in Washington, DC., providing information management and information technology (IT) support for critical technical work to operate and maintain the classified networks for executive-level government leaders. 


The ideal candidate will possess recent advanced hands-on technical experience in-lieu of technical managers. For the Principal Software Architect position, we are looking for an individual that can hit the ground running and is familiar with a variety of architectural concepts to implement and we are in need of someone who possess hands-on technical implementation knowledge.


Our unique program delivers high-profile, technical infrastructure support for our customer and its relative nodes over the world.  The team provides Personnel Management, Systems Engineering and administration, Software Engineering (SharePoint Development and Project Management/Systems Integration support), and Facility Management (Voice/Video Network Integration and Engineering) solutions.


The Principal Software Architect will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Define and drive the overall software architecture, ensuring alignment with business goals and scalability requirements.
  • Select and implement appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools for each project.
  • Design and present architectural solutions that meet technical and business requirements.
  • Lead the design and development of complex software systems from conception to implementation.
  • Translate business requirements into comprehensive technical specifications and solutions.
  • Define and enforce software architecture standards and best practices.
  • Mentor and guide software engineers, to improve coding skills, maintain code quality, and provide technical leadership and direction.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers and engineers, to align technical solutions with business objectives.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks associated with software development projects.
  • Document software designs and architecture decisions clearly and concisely.
  • Participate in code reviews and ensure code quality and maintainability.

**This role requires 100% on-site support M-F**


**All contractor personnel supporting this program are considered mission essential, emergency mission essential and weather emergency essential**


Required Qualifications:

  • An active/current TS with SCI eligibility is required
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field and eight (8+) years of relevant experience; Masters degree and six (6+) years of relevant experience; PhD and three (3+) years of relevant experience; Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • An active/current Security+ Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months from start. 
  • At least seven (7+) years of experience as a software architect or senior software engineer.
  • Proven experience in designing, developing, and deploying large-scale software systems.
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages (e.g., C#, .NET, JAVA)
  • Deep understanding of software design principles and best practices.
  • Expertise with DevOps and agile software development.
  • Experience with DevOps tools (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, Kubernetes, JIRA, Bitbucket).
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field and 12+ years of relevant experience; Masters degree and 10+ years of relevant experience; PhD and seven (7+) years of relevant experience

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

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


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