Senior Hardware Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
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Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is hiring a Hardware Engineer to support our Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS) Software Engineering Support (SES) Program contract at the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC) facility in San Diego, CA.  

 As prime contractor on the CDLMS task order, Peraton is responsible is supporting the Navy’s Command and Control Platform (C2P) systems and tactical data links: Link 16, Link11, S TADIL J, Link22, JREAP A/C Interfaces, Host Interface, and HMI. The selected candidate will work in a dynamic, team-based development environment for the Navy’s various data link systems.

As a Hardware Engineer you will be supporting one of several systems within the C2P functions.


What you'll do:

  • Automate backups and ability to restore of systems.
  • Able to setup and maintain compliance of ACAS / STIG requirements.
  • Support Engineering and Test when system issues arise.
  • Comfortable talking with vendors and getting quotes for procurement of a wide variety of items.
  • Comfortable setting up the lab environment and re-purposing equipment to meet development and test needs.
  • Troubleshoot systems and interface problems.
  • Able to test / build cables as required.
  • Supporting the integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems for Tactical Data Links.
  • This position will involve maintaining and implementing new capabilities (ECPs) into the RSCP test tool, System Host.
  • The selected candidate will lead and support development scenarios for Host stimulus and also use a data reduction tool to analyze data between C2P and RSCP.


What you'll need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics or a related technical field and 12 years of experience. In lieu of degree, 16 years of military and or applicable experience will be considered.
  • This position requires a SECRET Clearance
  • Hardware engineering and integration pertaining COTS, USN C4I and USN EXCOM equipment, military and commercial grade hardware systems
  • Understanding coupling between hardware, BIOS, firmware, and software
  • Comfortable setting up the lab environment and familiarity with test equipment and re-purposing equipment to meet development and test needs.
  • Security + Certification
  • Experience with engineering in Navy C4I systems
  • Good understanding of Networking, scripting.
  • Experience with UNIX.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to determine system requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Linux OS certification
  • Experience with the design to containerize legacy capabilities and creation of new container capabilities: Docker is highly desirable.
  • Use of various pieces of equipment.

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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