Software Engineer


Peraton is seeking a Software Engineer to join the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Sustainment Services (LGSS) program to add to our distinguished team to sustain and enhance the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS). The JPSS CGS is responsible for implementing JPSS Program command, control, and communications and data processing requirements for JPSS CGS-serviced missions. The JPSS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation Program that acquires and distributes global environmental data from multiple polar-orbiting satellites, playing a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans, coasts, and space environments, which supports the Nation’s economy and protection of lives and property.

The Software Engineer will be responsbile for but not limited to:

  • Analyze root cause of software anomalies
    Code, test, and integrate software modifications to meet customer requirements
  • Develop software in accordance with architectural, design, security and coding standards
  • Develop and execute unit tests and software integration tests
    Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to troubleshoot problems, analyze issues, generate documentation, integrate, test, and/or perform software updates
  • Evaluate emerging technologies for capability, supportability, and extensibility in support of system sustainment and modernization efforts
  • Interact with users and customers regarding requirements, problem solving, and general support
  • Perform all duties in accordance with software development and configuration management processes and procedures


Required Qualification:

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance. In order to obtain a security clearance, you must be a US Citizen
  • Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of experience, a Master’s Degree with three (3) years of experience or a PhD with no years of experience.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio and NetBeans IDEs
    UML software design tools (Enterprise Architect)
  • Programming with MS SQLServer DB and/or Postgres DB
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Fortran
  • Programming with scripting languages (Perl, JavaScript, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of Service Oriented architectures
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies
  • Git and other software version control or management tools
  • Atlassian tool suite (Jira, FishEye/Crucible, BitBucket, etc.)
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in groups
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Looking for an individual who is a self-starter, motivated to take on technical challenges and who is excited to learn

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active/Current Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of experience, a Master’s Degree with five (5) years of experience or a PhD with two (2) years of experience.

Peraton Overview

Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Range for Posting

Salary Minimum: $57,500
Salary Mid: $115,000
Salary Maximum: $143,800

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

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