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Peraton Corporation Mid-Level Physicist/Nuclear Engineer - DOD/Space Programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado


We are seeking a Mid-Level Physicist to support our Navy DoD customer in research, development, testing, evaluation, and engineering analysis at our Colorado Springs, CO office.

For more than 60 years, Peraton has supported our Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) customer by performing research, development, analysis, modeling and simulation, and testing to assess weapon system performance and qualify weapon systems for normal and hostile environments. We provide support in the areas of programmatic and systems engineering, technical engineering, scientific analysis, and operational systems support for Navy SSP’s strategic reentry systems. We utilize both COTS and in-house developed software to deliver analysis results and software models of reentry systems and weapons effects to Navy SSP or their designee.


The physicist will perform scientific analysis and computational modeling to evaluate intrinsic, normal, and hostile radiation environments and their effect on electrical and mechanical components, as well as on personnel. The successful candidate will perform a wide range of tasks spanning radiation transport calculations, Hardening and Vulnerability (H&V) calculations, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) calculations, hostile nuclear environment definition, and planning and assessment of radiation/electrical/mechanical testing. Position will require the use scientific and engineering simulation software, in particular radiation transport and finite element analysis solvers (e.g. MCNP, Attila, ABAQUS, Nastran, LS-Dyna, etc.)

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Contribute to team efforts in the completion of hostile and normal environment studies of reentry systems and personnel safety

  • Perform radiation transport calculations of free-field and internal dose levels in Navy system components

  • Compare and correlate radiation modeling results with experimental data

  • Perform Verification & Validation of simulation models and results

  • Assist in test planning and execution at radiation, electrical, and mechanical above ground test facilities

  • Work with software engineers to implement physics-based analysis models into maintainable software programs

  • Assist the customer in system assessment and qualification of current Navy systems and the planning and requirements definition of future systems

  • Develop Technical Documentation and Briefings.

  • Develop technical reports capturing assumptions, inputs, outputs, and assessments

  • Develop PowerPoint presentations

  • Interface directly with the customer.

  • Travel for meetings and customer interactions.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement is a BS Degree in Physics or Nuclear Engineering with 5+ years of experience; MS with 3+ years of experience; or PhD. An advanced degree is preferred and applicants with advanced degrees will be given preference.

  • Experience in experimental design and execution or modeling

  • Experience in writing reports or articles

  • Experience presenting results to technical SMEs and various levels of management

  • Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance, which requires a US citizen

Desired Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Physics or Nuclear Engineering

  • Radiation transport experience (neutron, gamma, x-ray)

  • Ability to create unique code-to-code interfaces along with post processing routines for model response analyses

  • Ability to lead a team of motivated and highly-skilled engineers and scientists

  • Experience with Industry leading verification and validation practices, model uncertainty quantification, industry standard design of experiment processes, and application of statistical analysis of experimental data

  • Experience with any of the following technologies: (MCNP, Attila, Matlab, Python, Fortan, C++, PATRAN, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, Linux, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to take initiative and manage detailed tasks

  • Comfortable working independently or on a team

  • Knowledge of object-oriented design

  • Experience with Defense asset life extension programs

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act:

  • This position pays$90K - $130K based on required experience and market factors

  • For information about Peraton’s benefits, please visit

About Peraton

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, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

EEO Statement

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.

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs

Posted Date 2 months ago (2/22/2021 3:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-10425

Category Engineering

Clearance Status Ability to Obtain

Security Clearance Top Secret

Mission Area Space