Software Engineering, Associate (Robotics Project)

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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 a Software Engineering, Associate (Robotics Project) in either our Herndon, VA or Blacksburg, VA location.


Join our Technology and Engineering Strategic Delivery Center and support exciting projects in areas such as communications, space, cybersecurity, defense, health, and mobile.  You’ll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, supportive environment, that allows you to grow your skills and your career while building experience in a variety of different projects and domains.  You’ll work in an Agile software development environment supporting areas such as requirements/story development, IT integration, cloud computing, DevSecOps, and automated testing. 


The initial project assignment will be on an advanced research project helping us advance the future of human-robotics teams in national security missions. You will have the opportunity to develop prototype autonomous capabilities for mobile robots, manipulators, and multi-robot systems in areas such as perception, path planning, navigation, and manipulation and collaboration.  You will contribute to the demonstration of distributed human-robot team collaboration in physical and simulated testbeds.


Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • BS/BA or MS/MA degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or related field with autonomy and robotics experience.
  • 0-4+ years of experience working as a software engineer.
  • Demonstrable experience performing robotics research and software development in simulation (e.g., Gazebo), laboratory, or field experiments.
  • Working knowledge of software (e.g., python, C++) relevant to robotics and autonomy.
  • Experience with embedded processors such as Jetson TX2s, optical cameras, lidar, software defined radios, or other sensors and peripherals.
  • Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player with strong written and oral communication skills.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Exposure to Agile software development processes.
  • Experience employing the ROS 2 framework and its libraries (e.g., Nav2) for rapid prototyping.
  • Hands on experience with commercial-of-the-shelf robots such as TurtleBots and Clearpath.
  • Understanding of agent communication languages such as IEEE FIPA.
  • Exposure to Windows and Linux operating systems, database technologies, web application servers, and/or automated testing tools.
  • Familiarity with application or network installations, configuration, and/or administration.


  • Herndon, VA or Blacksburg, VA

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. 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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