Cyber Operations SME

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


Peraton is seeking an experienced Cyber Operations – 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 Cyber Operations SME will:

  • Serve as a senior advisor and have concrete experience/knowledge of the following subject areas: deployment and operations, risk and strategy management, network analysis and exploitation.
  • Provide expertise in the design, development, implementation and testing of customer tools and applications, priorities and requirements for cyber operations and cybersecurity capabilities. Oversee and be responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of processes, standards, policies, working methods and tools. 
  • Advise and support a wide range of operational activities and will be expected to actively engage with a variety of customers and stakeholders.
  • Respond and support evolving and dynamic mission-critical activities and provide any requirements and strategies for current/future operations.
  • Work with a team to conduct network trend analysis and performance of the networks.
  • Review all integration efforts to ensure engineering rigor and security practices are maintained and advise the classified customer of any possible risks/concerns/improvements.
  • Work alone and with a team to research, create, and brief with recommendation(s) of appropriate Course of Action (COA).
  • Have extensive knowledge/experience with evaluating target opportunities using multiple platforms, map target networks, and assist in developing detailed exploitation and operations plans.
  • Be able to develop new tradecrafts needed to perform, as technologies evolve.

The ideal Cyber Operations 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 deployment and operations, risk and strategy management, network analysis and exploitation 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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