Peraton Corporation

  • Software Engineer for NCCDS

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/7/2018 10:44 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    The Software Engineering Department at the White Sands Complex has an opening for a Software Engineer to join the NCCDS group. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining software to support the TDRS spacecraft constellation.


    Peraton is the prime contractor on the SCNS contract for NASA at the White Sands Complex near Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These two terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. The WSC also serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


    • Performs systems modeling, simulation and analysis to provide appropriate software solutions.
    • Provides input for documentation of new or existing programs to ensure information accessibility, as required.
    • Participates in designing, developing, troubleshooting and analyzing software programs that operate with hardware systems.
    • Assists in customizing purchased applications and assists in maintaining program libraries and manuals based on research and customer needs.
    • Provides feedback and reports to management on the status and availability of software and hardware to ensure proper functioning.
    • Works with customer(s) to provide hands-on first level support.



    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, information technology, mathematics, management information systems, or related technical field and 2+ years' experience in software engineering or operating systems programming.
    • 2 years' experience working with design and coding languages.
    • 2 years' experience working with software design principles.
    • 1+ year experience working with computer hardware.


    • 8+ years' experience in software engineering or operating systems programming preferred.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of software.
    • Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members.
    • Communication skills to interact with team members and support personnel.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.  In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

    About Peraton

    Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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