Software Development, Senior Associate

Job Locations US-MD-Linthicum
Requisition ID
Position Category
Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Space & Intelligence


Uses education and experience to lead the design, develop, code, test, and debug software utilizing C#, Java, Python and/or PHP languages. Familiarity architecting, implementing, and deploying cloud native solutions utilizing container orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and familiarity with application architecture, such as microservices.


Works with product owner, project manager, and software engineers to interpret requirements, design solutions, and implement code to meet system performance goals.  Writes, tests, and documents error-proof code.  Supports continuous integration and continuous development pipeline.


Complies with government directives, standards, guidelines, and criteria concerning software safety and systems safety. Confirms design mitigations are captured in the design and its documentation and verifies implementation.


Specific focus: Web based application and cyber tool software development.

  • Collaborate with Software Engineering, DevOps and QA teams through the development cycle.
  • Work with cross-functional team to identify user needs and specify solutions in the problem domain.
  • Support architecture and design process.
  • Code new features: integrate APIs, configure software packages; conduct unit testing and prepare for production; O&M support for running applications (improve and patch).
  • Assist in developing deployment plan including software deployment checklists and quality controls.
  • Apply DevSecOps best practices to promote software into the CI/CD pipeline for continuous ATO.
  • Implement, test, and operate advanced software security techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture.
  • Perform on-going security testing and code review to improve software security.
  • Troubleshoot and debug issues that arise.
  • Maintain technical documentation.
  • Develop a familiarity with new cyber software, tools, and best practices.
  • Active Secret level clearance


Required Skills:

  • Experience developing front end web applications.
  • Experience with backend/API development
  • Active Secret level clearance
  • 2 years with BS/BA; 0 years with MS/MA; 6 years with no degree

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience architecting, implementing, and deploying cloud native solutions.
  • Familiarity with containerized development (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Use Gitlab CI/CD for automated testing and cloud deployments via Helm.
  • SQL/NoSQL database modeling and administration

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

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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