Peraton Corporation

  • Senior Software Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Wallops Island
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/15/2018 8:48 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking a Software Engineer to join our team to support NASA’s Near Earth Network projects in Wallops Island, VA.  As prime contractor on the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) contract, Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks. 



    This position will involve the design, integration, and test of new satellite ground station software and performing modifications to existing ground station software. The selected candidate will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements into a total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.


    His/her duties may include:

    • Systems requirements development and allocation
    • Managing software specifications
    • Developing code in accordance with applicable requirements documentation
    • Developing and executing test plans for software system verification and acceptance, and Developing associated documentation
    • Analyzing software systems, codes, and software modules to resolve issues with software functionality and/or performance
    • Supporting the integration of, and transition to new hardware and software systems, and generating related documentation.



    • A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, mathematics or a related technical field is required and a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience ( or a Masters Degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, mathematics or a related technical field is required and a minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience)
    • 3 + years of experience in the analysis, design, and development of real-time data acquisition software with emphasis in knowledge of POSIX compliant standards as they apply to Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS).
    • Experience in the design and development of real-time data acquisition applications for the Lynx Operating System (or compatible RTOS equivalent) in an X86 environment is required.
    • Experience with multithreading, Network Protocol Stack (Client/Server), and equipment control interfaces (ICDs, API, Library interfaces) is required.
    • Experience with software languages including C, C++, Visual Studio, Java Script, Python, Windows, Linux, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL is required.
    • 2+ years of relevant experience with hardware/software testing and requirement verification.



    • Prior experience with projects involving NASA hardware and software interfaces and antennas, including experience with the NASA’s Space Network and/or Near Earth Network.




    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC).  Proof of U.S. citizenship is required.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    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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