Senior Director, Research Science

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI
Strategic Innovation Group


Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, DHPC, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way. Peraton Labs’ cybersecurity and RF research pushes the envelope of technologies, extends state-of-the-art to produce advanced solutions that are customized to meet the objectives of research sponsors and customers.


Role and responsibilities for this position:

The Research Scientist Senior Director will work with the Peraton Labs Growth Lead to grow and maintain the pipeline with various government research and development organizations as well as potential transfer partner organizations. They will also work closely with the Strategic Innovation Group OU and BU Leads to understand and further their new business goals for both new and on-contract growth. Further, the Senior Director will understand the growth goals of the larger Peraton organization, identify technology transition and new growth opportunities for the organization. Success in this role is ultimately measured by meeting and exceeding acquisition and financial targets aligned to company goals.

  • Establish market campaigns, engagement plans, and strategic partnerships to improve offerings and achieve business objectives
  • Develop and mature key relationships within customer organizations across the DoD and IC
  • Research and analyze the competitive landscape to identify market shifts, identify gaps, and focus the organization on “what’s next”
  • Develop and deliver required business acquisition artifacts, reports, and presentations
  • Cooperate with other leaders across the Strategic Innovation Group and other business sectors across the enterprise to deliver collaborative solutions
  • Support direct program technical requirements in an advisory/SME capacity
  • Travel as required, as dictated by business needs


Minimum of 16 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 14 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 10 years with Ph.D.


Skills and Experience You Should Possess:

  • Proven success establishing and executing a pipeline of opportunities across the full life cycle of the business acquisition process from opportunity concept through pursuit, winning, and program startup
  • Deep understanding of customer missions and strategy across their enterprise
  • Highly effective communicator to all levels within the company and clients
  • A demonstrated successful record of identifying, qualifying, and/or winning new business opportunities across cyber and RF technical domains
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility


Additional Desired Skills:

  • Existing relationships across potential DoD and IC customers
  • Operational experience with Cyber and/or RF Systems
  • Active TS clearance


Minimum Clearance Required:

Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

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

$190,000 - $304,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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