Junior Systems Engineer

Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Fort Meade

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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.

Junior Systems Engineer  
Location:Jessup, MD, within the heart of our Cyber Mission Business Unit  
Engagement: Full-time commitment with a significant impact—requiring 1,880 hours of dedicated service annually, directly at the forefront of operations at the customer's site.
At Peraton, we are not just engineers; we are pioneers at the cutting edge of cybersecurity and intelligence operations. We are currently seeking a motivated Junior Systems Engineer to become an integral part of our esteemed team, contributing to one of the most pivotal Engineering contracts across the entire Intelligence Community.
As a vital member of our team, you will immerse yourself in the dynamic world of data flow and routing solutions (DFRS), where your support will not just be valued—it will be instrumental. Your mission will encompass a range of critical tasks from enhancing customer service excellence to strategically organizing and improving data flow implementations. You will be the linchpin in our modernization efforts, ensuring that the intricate needs of our clients are not just met, but aligned with broader strategic imperatives.
  • Spearhead the development of innovative solutions in data flow paths, setting new standards for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Play a pivotal role in organizing and enhancing data flow implementations, contributing directly to our mission of continuous improvement and modernization.
  • Prioritize and address customer needs, ensuring their alignment with our strategic objectives, thereby reinforcing Peraton's commitment to serving as a trusted partner in the Intelligence Community.
Embark on a career with Peraton—a place where your contributions matter, and where you can make a real difference in the realm of cybersecurity and national defense. If you are ready to take on this challenging yet rewarding role, we would be honored to welcome you to our team.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline. Note: a High School Diploma or GED plus 5 years of systems engineering experience would also be acceptable.
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Experience in the Data tagging, data formats, data sanitization, data sharing rules/criteria, general dataflow knowledge.
  • Ability to work constructively and successfully with diverse stakeholders to resolve mission and technical issues is critical.
  • A self-starter, have a high level of attention to detail, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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.

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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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