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Systems Engineer (Entry-level)- Herndon, VA
Peraton Herndon, VA

Systems Engineer (Entry-level)- Herndon, VA

Herndon, VA
Expired: September 01, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $66,000 to $106,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Peraton is seeking an Entry-Level Systems Engineer to join our Technology and Engineering Software Delivery Center in one of our northern Virginia locations; likely Reston, VA. The ideal candidate will support exciting projects across Peraton in areas such as communications, space, cybersecurity, defense, health, and mobile.

As an entry-level Systems Engineer, 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 requirements/story development, systems architecture and design, systems development, and unit/component testing.

  • Design, test, and support leading edge technology solutions in areas such as cybersecurity, satellite ground systems, information management systems, cloud computing, and mobility.
  • Work in a collaborative, team-oriented Agile software development environment to help shape the direction of the project.
  • Support the software engineering life-cycle in areas such as requirements/story development and management, system architecture and design, component/system/operational testing, documentation development, security accreditation, system deployment, and IT support.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and 0-2 years of relative experience.
    • December 2023 and/or May/June 2024 grads are welcome to apply.
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
  • Familiarity with software development and/or scripting languages, such as Java, C++, Perl, Bash, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and concepts.
  • You have hands-on experience through coursework and/or internships.
  • You are self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
  • 3.0 and above GPA.
  • Have a solid understanding of software engineering life-cycles, such as Agile or Iterative development.
  • Have experience with Windows and Linux operating systems, database technologies, web application servers, and/or automated testing tools.
  • Have familiarity with application or network installations, configuration, and/or administration.

  • northern Virginia; likely Reston, VA.

Peraton Overview

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 and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.



Herndon, VA
20170 USA



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