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Peraton Overview

Herndon, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. As a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber/SIGINT, defense, electronic warfare, homeland security, and secure ... Read more

Mission: To protect and promote freedom around the world.

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Peraton – Why Work For Us?

Are you ready to work for a 125 year-old startup?

Peraton is a new disruptor in the national security industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

We support some of the nation’s most important and sensitive government programs. We go beyond providing the technology and solutions; we commit ourselves absolutely to the success and long-term sustainability of the missions we advance. Our success is measured in the results achieved by the customers we support – in lives saved, knowledge acquired, battles won, and information secured.

1. Honor those we serve.

We do not take lightly the responsibility we have assumed in supporting our national security. Our armed forces – soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines – have the courage to show up, to leave their families for something bigger than themselves. What they do for our nation is something bigger than ourselves, and through their services, we will pass on to our children the world’s greatest nation, just like the one we got from those who gave so much before them.

2. Treat others with respect.

We treat each other with courtesy, dignity and respect. We encourage diversity, inclusion, and the value that is generated from disparate backgrounds and experiences.

3. Deliver excellence in value and capability.

We work relentlessly to obtain the highest quality results through continuous improvement and flawless execution.

4. Operate with integrity and trust.

We demand it in every way from our leaders and our employees, from the quality of our services, to the way in which we make decisions. Customers and partners must be able to count on that. Trust is the currency of leadership, the pulse of a company, and the motto for a nation. We must trust each other and our customers must trust us.

5. Constantly innovate.

We show initiative and creative thinking. We challenge the status quo, embrace change, and solve problems through innovation, agility, and creative thinking. We will engage in open debate, explore novel solutions, and continuously seek to better ourselves.

6. Maintain selflessness for the team.

We give first to the team and expect nothing in return. Team success breeds personal success. We act for the team first, and for individuals, afterwards. Team is the sine qua non of mission and company success.

Paid Parental Leave
Peraton provides up to four weeks of paid maternity and up to two weeks of paid paternity leave, a rare benefit in the defense industry.

Fertility Treatments
Peraton covers the cost of up to two fertility treatments through Progyny.

Tuition Assistance And Student Loan Refinancing
Peraton provides ample tuition and training assistance for its employees, in addition to access to a student loan refinancing service and 529 plan through

Medical, Dental & Vision Care
Peraton supports every aspect of your health and wellness with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care coverages. We offer three medical plans, one PPO and two High Deductible Health Plans, which also give you access to telemedicine options for access to Board-certified doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, and dietitians to treat nonemergency conditions via virtual office visits 24/7/365 from your smart phone, phone, tablet, or computer. Embedded in each of the three medical options is an infertility benefit covering two IVF cycles. Peraton also offers three voluntary benefit plans for Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Accident Insurance to provide protection against healthcare expenses beyond the medical plan.

Paid Time-Off & Holidays
With 20 days of accrued paid time off (PTO), paid major holidays, and 4 floating holidays, Peraton avidly supports work/life balance. We work to enable flexibility in managing time-off in a way that works best for you. Our PTO program encompass vacation, personal, and sick time, with accrual based on position and years of eligible service, with the option to purchase an additional week of PTO per year. And, Peraton offers leave for jury duty and bereavement.

With an unheard of 5% match with immediate vesting, Peraton’s Retirement Savings plan is designed to help you accumulate wealth in a tax-effective manner, with the ability to contribute on a before-tax (401K) and/or after-tax (Roth 401K) basis via payroll deduction to a wide array of investment options, with a competitive employer matching contribution.

Life & Disability Insurance
Peraton offers life insurance and disability coverages to help protect you and your family from financial hardship, with employer-paid life insurance equal to your annual salary, plus the option to purchase additional life and accident coverage for you and your eligible dependents. Employer-paid Business Travel Accident insurance is also provided. Plus, Peraton covers Short Term Disability at no cost to you and offers Long-Term Disability coverage for optional purchase.

Career Development
Peraton is dedicated to your career development, providing training to help drive success, with access to our best-in-class e-Learning suite for formal and informal learning, professional and technical certification preparation, and education assistance for job-related or Peraton career path-related courses at accredited institutions.

Additional Benefits
There are even more perks to working at Peraton, including access to: Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health Savings Account, Employee Assistance Program, Info Armor Identity Theft Protection, Group Legal Plan, and Benefit Hub, an exclusive online discount center where you will find great savings on Homeowners, Auto and Pet Insurance, as well as travel, events, shopping, and more.


Duty, integrity, ethics, honor, courage, and loyalty

If these values sound familiar, it’s because we hold them, too.

Hundreds of servicewomen and men contribute to the mission of Peraton every day. They are embedded with customers, operating the business, and being mentors to fellow veterans.

Your experience is unique. Your expertise is invaluable.  Your service is honored. You are needed.


We contribute across national security (Title 10 & 50) and civil space.

Peraton provides solutions for space protection and resiliency, flight dynamics, orbital determination, Earth observation, weather, intelligence processing, advanced sensors and payloads, ground processing, information analytics, space platform defensive cyber operations, and telemetry, tracking and control systems


We are deeply involved in critical mission operations.

Peraton provides critical mission operations support, mission management capabilities, and engineering services in support of the Intelligence Community and its critical missions.


We support offensive and defensive cyber operations and the national and tactical signals enterprise.

Peraton designs, develops, and manages Computer Network Operations that are critical to our nation’s information infrastructure. We create tools and techniques that directly support foreign cyberspace operations to enable SIGINT missions, and build solutions that ultimately protect critical data through secure, high-speed network solutions, cross-domain security tools, and cyber risk evaluation solutions.


We provide communications for intelligence, defense, civil, and commercial clients.

Peraton delivers mission-critical, end-to-end communications services in support of national security interests, including both government satellite and terrestrial communications.

Electronic Warfare

We perform research and development and policy support across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Peraton creates solutions that result in information dominance during warfare. We perform interference detection, monitoring, and mitigation; propagation effects; spectrum sharing and compression studies; policy-based spectrum management; and test and measurement systems that result in improved hardened systems with higher bandwidth, multi-functional, and multi-platform capabilities.

Homeland Security

We provide critical technology integration and mission support services to protect the homeland.

Peraton provides critical technology integration and mission support services to protect the homeland and advance the national security priorities of the nation through systems that prevent terrorism, secure the borders, support domestic law enforcement, safeguard aviation, enable commerce, and partner with other government agencies and partner nations for intelligence collection and dissemination.


We create strategic solutions for platforms and missions across the air, land, and sea domains.

Peraton provides strategic solutions for platforms and missions across air, land, and sea domains, specifically in nuclear re-entry systems, threat modeling and simulations (nuclear, chemical, biological), test and instrumentation range integration, early-warning and long-range detection systems, 24/7 defensive cyber operations, aircraft avionics and propulsion, logistics, and advanced unmanned maritime systems.

Peraton Reviews

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    "Nice company, energetic, vibrant"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Peraton full-time (More than 8 years)


    The best people!
    Serious and committed to product quality.
    They try to ensure people are happy.


    New company, going through the pains of providing the best infrastructure.
    Not the best benefits, but close to industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication flowing to avoid disconnects.

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Peraton Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Peraton (New York, NY).


    Hiring process from initial application online to accepting an offer took basically 7 days. Day 1: submitted application online, within hours received email from HR recruiter with several follow-on questions which I had to answer and send back. Day 2: set up a phone interview with PM. Day 3: set up phone interview with Program Lead. Day 5: offer letter. Day 6: negotiating. Day 7: acceptance.

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    • what do you want out of this job?   1 Answer
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    • Tell me about your background?   1 Answer
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Peraton Awards & Accolades

  • Government Innovation Award - PuriFile, Washington Technology, 2018
  • Government Innovation Award - xWAN, Washington Technology, 2018

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