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Peraton Corporation Software Engineer (Java/C++/Linux) - Space/Groundstation Systems in Greenbelt, Maryland


Peraton is seeking a mid-level Software Engineer to support our Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and Wallops Island, VA facility .

As prime contractor on the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract, Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks. The selected candidate will work in a dynamic, team-based development environment for the NASA’s Near Earth Network (NEN).


As a Software Engineer you will be supporting one of several projects within the Monitor & Control or Direct To Earth Scheduling functions. 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.

Responsibilities 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.

Approximately 10% travel is required.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics or a related technical field

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the analysis, design and development of software systems, including hands-on work in system test and integration

  • Prior experience in one or more of the following concentration areas: JAVA, C/C++, ORACLE, LINUX

  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or later versions

  • This position requires a US citizen, to be able to obtain a Security Clearance and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ground Data Systems is a plus

  • Knowledge of fundamental security and network concepts (intrusion detection, TCP/IP, SSL, ports, switching, routing, etc.)

  • Experience with scripting and automation experience

  • Experience in CentOS and/or RHEL

  • Prior experience in Information Security and/or IT infrastructure

  • A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification is a plus

About Peraton

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, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

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.

Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt

Posted Date 1 month ago (1/27/2021 2:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-10290

Category Information Technology

Clearance Status Ability to Obtain

Security Clearance Secret

Mission Area Space