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    Space Cryptography Engineer

    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Peraton is a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities, providing innovative, reliable solutions to the nation's most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. We are recognized as a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security, and communications capabilities.


    Peraton is a mission integrator, focused on cyber tools development, secure network engineering, spectrum management, and delivering quick reaction solutions from the lab to the field. Our team partners with Defense agencies and the Intelligence Community on a variety of critical missions.


    Peraton supports national security decision makers across all operational regimes of air, land sea, space and cyberspace. Our scientific discovery and research empower our employees and help our government keep America and our allies secure. We solve our nation's toughest challenges by sharing our technical innovation and groundbreaking insights. All of this is possible due to the human insight and ingenuity of our most important asset, our employees.


    We have an  exciting opportunity for a Space Cryptography Engineer  to support our unique customer in Chantilly VA. This position requires an active  TS/SCI w/Polygraph  security clearance 


    You will be a valued team member providing a technical support for the development, engineering, and testing of cryptographic hardware and software for space and ground systems.

    Required Qualifications

    • BS/MS in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related discipline from an accredited institution.

    • 5+ years of engineering experience in: space ground operating equipment (GOE) and Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE), cryptographic architecture and requirements development, communications equipment testing, cryptographic system integration and test, aerospace electronic systems, or similar disciplines.

    You will be a great fit if you have experience in the following areas:

    • Digital logic circuit design and analysis;
    • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)/ASIC logic design and implementation; Cryptographic algorithms (i.e. PEGASUS, CARDHOLDER, CAROUSEL, AES-256, CARNIVAL, etc.) and equipment (i.e. MCU-110B, MCU-110C, KGT-42, KGR-42, KGT-247, KI-18, KI-103, etc.);
    • Space related hardware and technology;
    • Small satellite medium/high assurance security solutions;
      • NSA cryptographic certification; 
      • Space and terrestrial communications systems;
      • TEMPEST testing
      • Candidates must currently possess an active TS/SCI security clearance and be able to obtain a CI poly before start.
      • CISSP certification required within first year of hire.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) - especially Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, AES, GCM, and GCM-SIV.


    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Posting ID: 596723649Posted: 2021-01-23