Software Quality Assurance Engineering, Lead Associate

Testing / Quality Assurance
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.

  • Independently develops and executes test scripts to ensure that quality software is provided for release to production and to certify system changes.
  • Produces expert level test plan documents and requirements. Develops test control databases.
  • Performs solution testing confirming mission requirements.
  • Maintains test repositories and databases and ensures their integrity and currency.
  • Distributes test data from control databases to development staff to satisfy adequate unit testing.
  • Develops, compiles, documents, and runs automated test scripts and test procedures. Runs regression tests.
  • Tracks status of defects.
  • Provides quality assurance testing for all systems to ensure the development and distribution of quality products.
  • Assists with roll-out of systems documentation.
  • Produces lists of defects that are to be resolved and incorporated into future releases of the application as required.
  • Communicates with analysts and programmers about formal testing plans, problems, and results.
  • Develops technical documentation and reports.
  • Works with other team members to manage the release management process for all changes to the baseline infrastructure.
  • Ensures all processes are adhered to appropriately throughout project lifecycles.
  • Ensures all existing processes are fully documented, suggesting improvements, updating documentation, and communicating all process changes to relevant stakeholders.
  • Analyzes test cases and functional specifications to determine best approach for automating scripts.
  • Creates automated tests to augment manual testing.
  • Promotes and adopts consistent testing standards, tools, and processes.
  • Performs analysis on complex mission requirements and software problems.
  • Performs verification and validation of software products, develops test protocols, and is responsible for drafting and updating documentation of results.
  • Experience with cloud architectures and application testing in the cloud is required.
  • Requires 7 years with BS/BA; 5 years with MS/MA; 2 years with PhD.
  • Requires a TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Requires experience with cloud environments including AWS.
  • Requires experience with SecDevOps, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Requires experience with scripting languages and automated testing frameworks.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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