Signals Intelligence SME

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


Peraton is seeking an experienced Signals Intelligence – 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 Signals Intelligence SME will play a critical role in supporting national security and defense efforts by providing their expertise and knowledge within collection, analysis, and exploitation of signals intelligence to produce actionable intelligence for the classified customer and stakeholders. The candidate will:

  • Provide their knowledge on various collection systems and technologies used to intercept signals, including ground-based, satellites, aircraft, ships, and specialized SIGINT platforms.
  • Have solid proficiency in preparing, developing briefings, talking papers, concepts of operations and other material to support recommendations, to the classified customer and stakeholders.
  • Analyze intercepted signals to extract relevant intelligence information which could include deciphering encrypted communications, identifying communication patterns and detecting anomalies or indicators of interest within the signals.
  • Have experience using specialized tools and software for signal processing and analysis.
  • Oversee, design, develop risk assessments towards anomalies or failures.
  • Ensure intelligence products are timely, accurate and actionable, providing valuable insight to support decision-making and operational planning.
  • Respond and support evolving and dynamic mission-critical activities and provide any requirements and strategies.
  • Work with a team to conduct target analysis and operational research from a variety of sources to identify, analyze and characterize (logically and physically) telecommunications to build a comprehensive intelligence picture for the classified customer and stakeholders.
  • Participate in special projects and performs additional duties as required to support customer requirements.

The ideal Signals Intelligence 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 signals intelligence 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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