Java Software Engineer - Space Domain

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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No remote/telework allowed
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About Peraton

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.


Peraton is seeking for a JR Software Developer in Herndon, VA or Aurora, CO to support Intelligence Community and DoD customers as part of a talented, high-performing team. As part of this team you will work with emerging service and distributed computing technologies for satellite situational awareness (SSA) data processing and distribution. 


The EMMETT program, a next gen Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Indications and Warning (I&W) system, establishes a repository of resident space objects (RSOs), finds RSOs of interest, and provides data to ground operators. The EMMETT team uses: programmatics, sensor modeling, and system engineering expertise to deliver this world-class SDA I&W system.


What you'll do:

  • Provide TS/SCI Java software development of modules. Some of these techniques include but are not limited to, event-driven or state-driven programming, error logging, and exception handling.
  • Perform TS/SCI software analysis, architecture, engineering, and integration services at the unit, module, and system levels.
  • Perform all aspects of software engineering support required to implement systems.
  • Adhere to open standards and modern software development methodologies, including what is considered ‘best’ practices by Industry to the extent that operational requirements will allow.
  • Provide technical reports, white papers and other documentation as required to documents findings of all software engineering service activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience. Equivalent experience in lieu of a degree will be considered
  • This position requires the candidate possess a minimum clearance of TS/SCI and pass a polygraph within 30 days of employment or at customers request- contract requires TS/SCI with poly. The candidate must maintain the clearance.
  • Must be proficient in Java (Model, Entity, Data Transfer Object (DTO), Data Access (DAO))
  • Experience with the Spring framework
  • Experience with JUnit test creation, Remote Debugging (JDWP) and Spring Framework - MapStruct Annotations
  • Experience with a relational database, such as PostgreSQL, REDIS (understand queries and commands)
  • Experience working with Linux distributions and how to use commands and navigation
  • Experience with Messaging like ActiveMQ and Camel Route
  • Working knowledge of web application basics like HTTP, HTML, REST, WebSocket, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Gerrit/ GIT.
  • Familiar with Microservices, Containerization, and Kubernetes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficient in at least one scripting language such as Python
  • Familiar with web server configuration on NGINX, Apache, or similar
  • Familiar with Bootstrap and Less
  • Experience with NiFi, developing flows and process groups
  • Active CompTIA Security+ CE certification or working toward certification


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan. 

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


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.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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