Communications SME

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking an experienced Communications – Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our talented team of technical and business experts providing key operational and mission support to a SI/SETA mission for a customer in Virginia. Our unique team of technical and business disciplines provide operational support for Systems Engineering and Integration, Mission Planning, and Business Operations to multiple functional mission areas. The team is responsible for the technical design, operations, and mission planning and business operations for the full life cycle of customer specific operations (from concept through development and installation/O&M).


The Communications SME will play a crucial role within various subject areas and communications governance process and structure. The candidate will:

  • Provide policy, guidance, and resource advocacy on technical, operational and analysis support.
  • Have a solid understanding within the following subject areas: aircraft and/or maritime, core networks, fiber optics, radio frequency, satellites, wireless telecommunications networks and infrastructure.
  • Analyze extremely complex problems and develop highly innovative solutions while engaging in onsite project coordination with technical leads, advise on impacts and mitigation approaches and solving mission critical challenges and/or issues against pacing threats from foreign entities.
  • Have a strong expertise in drafting, reviewing and briefing, customers and other stake holders, as required.
  • Promote synchronization and synergies across multiple projects.
  • Provides or lead in-depth analyses for translating customer unified capabilities needs into the support and new developments.
  • Directs, designs and develops plans, security, reliability and business continuity plans, integration plans and interoperability plan for the classified customer.
  • Lead and manage project teams and initiatives.

The ideal Communications SME candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be a self-starter who will take initiative for helping manage key parts of complex technical developments, possess a desire and ability to work on multiple fast-paced projects, and be willing and able to aggressively learn the activities and focus of the organization. 


Required Qualifications: 

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.
  • A minimum of ten (10+) years of experience within the areas of aircraft and/or maritime, core networks, fiber optics, radio frequency, satellites, wireless telecommunications networks and infrastructure for a government customer.
  • A minimum of two (2+) years of experience providing services for an engineering-related mission involving either cyber operations, communications, supply chain expertise, military tracking, and/or deep-sea support.  
  • Undergraduate in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a related technical discipline.

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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