Automation Engineer - Mid

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Requisition ID
Position Category
Public Trust
Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton will provide CBP with a range of technical, financial, and program management support in order to achieve a mature set of enterprise cloud services, which demonstrate a parity of service quality and capabilities among industry-leading tech firms. To achieve this, Peraton will provide professional services to integrate and enable the consumption of a combination of software applications/databases, compute, storage, and data protection elements from various sources, including Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS), etc.


Duties may include:

  • Develops automation scripts and tools (IaC using tools like Ansible, Terraform, Puppet Chef, etc...) to streamline and optimize development, testing, deployment and operational processes.
  • Implements and maintaines CI/CD pipelines to automate the process of integrating code changes, run tests, and deploy applications to production.
  • Uses open source tools and cloud-native services to accomplish specific use-cases and workflows.
  • Participates in architecture and software development activities.
  • Translates loosely defined requirements into solutions.
  • Uses open source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project.
  • Uses coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve a problem with a custom workflow.
  • Collaborates with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem.
  • Performs incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered.


*Contingent on Contract Award*



Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years with Bachelor’s Degree; 3 years with Master’s degree; 0 years with PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred. Four years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Must have the ability to obtain a DHS Entrance on Duty (EOD) clearance (i.e. CBP Full BI).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Customer and Border Protection (CBP) Full BI preferred

  • One or more Cloud Certifications preferred (i.e. Microsoft, Google, AWS, etc).
  • Agile Cert

  • Scrum Master Cert

  • Experience in DevOps

  • Experience working with IaC Tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet Chef, etc)

  • Experience implimenting CI/CD tools



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

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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