Senior Software Engineer

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


The selected candidate should have experience with agile software methodology, and software engineering design best practices. The candidate will work within a cross-functional Scrum team, and will be responsible for developing software, participating in acceptance criteria development, creating scripts, and utilizing Open Source and COTS tools to automate testing, documenting instructions, and participating in integration activities.


Duties include:

  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions.
  • Confers with systems analysts, engineers, programmers, and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
  • Designs, develops, and modifies software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcomes and consequences of design.
  • Coordinates software system installations and monitors equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.
  • Performs software engineering and development activities associated with supporting, maintaining, and enhancing software.
  • Develops and integrates bug fixes and new feature enhancements using DIA standard development tools and processes (e.g., Java, Jira, Git).


Required Qualifications:

  • An applicable bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience OR a master’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience OR a PhD with 6 years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement (higher or lower levels accepted based on years of experience).
  • Active TS/SCI required. Ability to successfully pass a Poly required.
  • Programming Language Experience including – but not limited to –Java, JavaScript and Python.
  • Experience in CentOS, RHEL, and ORACLE environments.
  • AWS technologies: PostgreSQL, Oracle.
  • Experience using modern techniques such as REST, JSON, Spring, Spring Boot, JavaScript, Ember.js frameworks.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience with Docker, KeyCloak, Wildfly, Tomcat, ArcGIS, FidOS.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using Git, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence.
  • Experience with EC2, S3.
  • Understanding of and experience with network administration and security protocols on various domains.
  • Experience with Joint Intelligence Operations Command (JIOC) applications and/or intelligence data.
  • Experience within the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) or other DoD security domains highly desired.

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 eligible 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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