Lead Software Engineer/Developer

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


Peraton is seeking a driven Lead Software Engineer/Developer to join our team on-site in Washington, DC. Our unique program provides information management and information technology (IT) support for critical technical work to operate and maintain the classified networks for executive-level government leaders. 


Our 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 Lead Software Engineer/Developer will be responsible for but not limited to: 

  • With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis within multiple systems, software disciplines.  As well as general knowledge of related disciplines, applications implications, and customer areas.
  • Responsible for performing in-depth analysis and technical support of systems software products, including complex problem resolution, design, development, testing, operational integration, and user support.
  • Assists in the planning and conversion for new hardware/software products.
  • Maintains currency, debugs and configures related software products.
  • Provides operating systems planning and evaluation for performance analysis, capacity planning and hardware upgrades.
  • Works from specifications to develop or modify operating systems applications.
  • Assists with design, coding, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs.
  • Interfaces with other system support groups to resolve problems, setting standards and improving overall efficiency of the operating system.
  • Designs, codes, tests and implements tools for operations automation.
  • Works on most phases of software systems programming applications, and may require instruction and guidance in other phases.
  • Develops software design documents and technology white papers.
  • Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
  • Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel.
  • Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel.
  • Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.

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


** This program provides 24/7 on-call support. Most work can be accomplished during core hours 0600-1800, Monday-Friday. After core hours an “on call” support and occasional work may be required outside those times, including holidays and weekends as needed **


Required Qualifications:

  • An active/current TS/SCI Security Clearance is required.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems or Software Engineering 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 eight (8+) years Software engineering and development experience with Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular (or similar framework),jQuery, Bootstrap, REST API, .NET, C#, VS Code, Visual Studio, SharePoint Designer Workflows, SPFX, Node.js.
  • At least three (3) years’ experiences managing a Windows environment. ·
  • Well versed with using version control systems and issue/problem tracking systems such as Git, TFS/Azure DevOps, Jira, and Confluence.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing web applications and RESTful web services.
  • Working knowledge of key Agile processes, techniques, and methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe.
  • Experience working in Agile team environment with analysts, developers, testers, production support staff, stakeholders, and external vendor partners.
  • Understanding of Test Driven Development (TDD) and experience unit testing their code and performing code reviews.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills, with the use of debuggers.
  • Ability to apply and identify best practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with peers and leaders to explain basic concepts, designs and approaches for the tasks assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with SharePoint.
  • Software or application development.
  • At least 10 years Software engineering and development experience with Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular (or similar framework),jQuery, Bootstrap, REST API, .NET, C#, VS Code, Visual Studio, SharePoint Designer Workflows, SPFX, Node.js.

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 peraton.com 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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