Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence



The Cyber Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator will support across multiple IT systems, which require timely patch management, updates, and accreditation and authorization - whether for the first time or renewals.  Provides feedback to design engineers and evaluates end-to-end systems and systems-oriented products through their entire life cycle.  Ensures products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods.  Assesses performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance. 


  • Responsible for keeping systems in line with security plans and recommending revisions to the plan, maintaining accounts and permissions, reviewing audit logs, addressing user concerns about system usability, general maintenance of existing systems.  Able to build systems:  install operating systems, patch, configure, and interface with other mission-partner organizations. 
  • Responsible for installing & maintaining Linux Red Hat (CentOS) servers and workstations.
  • Responsible for installing & maintaining Windows servers and workstations per project requirements and NIST/Industrial Baseline Configuration guidelines.
  • Responsible for communicating technical information to individules who may not have a technical background.  This will require good oral skills and patience.
  • Responsible for analysis of audit logs and application logs.
  • Responsible for collaboration with ISSM Staff and other Cyber Security personnel to manage ongoing issues and accreditations.
  • Responsible for software management, laptop compliance, patch management, and continuous monitoring/scanning.
  • Responsible for analysis of scanning results for evidence of security vulnerabilities or threats.
  • Perform Nessus network scans and compliance checks for system security configuration guidelines or best practice.




Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI w/Polygraph.
  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
  • Previous experience with the Intelligence Community.
  • Previous experience as a Systems Administrator in the Intelligence Community.
  • Experience analyzing audit logs and application logs.
  • Previous performing Nessus network scans and compliance checks for system security configuration guidelines or best practice.
  • Experience with data and communications networking.
  • Previous experience working with Linux OS including experience installing & maintaining Linux Red Hat (CentOS) servers and workstations.
  • Experience providing cyber support across the group.
  • Working knowledge of digital communications and related IT communications technologies.
  • Direct project management experience with patch management, continuous monitoring, and vulnerability scanning/remediation activities – this includes devising or implementing a continuous monitoring plan across multiple security domains and familiarity with tools used in compliance and vulnerability assessments.
  • Good time management skills; ability to support multiple projects; ability to multi task and manage.
  • Must be a team player and possess the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team as well as work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally and written) ideas, take initiative to provide creative solutions to challenges and/or systemic problems.
  • Proactive and forward-leaning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud environments and designing systems to work the cloud
  • System Administrator Security Course (SASC)
  • Data Transfer Officer (DTO)
  • Experience with the tools used to maintain security compliance records and status (e.g., Splunk, XACTA)
  • AWS experience.
  • Splunk Certified Administrator.


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.

Salary Range

Salary Minimum: $57,500
Salary Mid: $115,000
Salary Maximum: $143,800

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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