Security Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-CA-Monrovia
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
Agency Clearance
Space & Intelligence



The Security Systems Administrator (SSA) provides operational and project initiatives in performing security-based assessments on both physical and virtual systems, evaluating security controls, and identifying potential weaknesses. SSA will work with Engineering to implement critical security-based updates and patches. SSA will monitor systems using commercial monitoring tools such as Splunk and BigFix. SSA performs system hardware and software upgrades on cloud computing devices and related components periodically. SSA performs virtual machine provisioning on multiple platforms, troubleshooting and resolution of system failures, implementation of systems security and ensures configuration control. SSA supports the security requirements of the real-time operations team to ensure continuous and efficient systems operations and compliance.



  • The SSA evaluates FLTOPS system patches and works with OEs to initiate Cognitive Advisory Directives (CAD).
  • Coordinates with IT security for routine/scheduled security audits of FLTOPS systems.
  • Monitor, investigate, remediate and respond to security events received, through to resolution.
  • Works closely with Engineering to understand IT infrastructure, test and evaluate technology for potential vulnerabilities, investigate and respond to security incidents, make security recommendations, document security incidents and tracks to remediation.
  • Maintain system security configuration control of FLTOPS systems.
  • Monitors FLTOPS system logs and performance to ensure proper and efficient use of system resources.
  • Updates the Oracle Cloud Computing firmware/software infrastructure including storage/network/server devices periodically. Works with CDEs/OEs on the development of virtual machine templates on multiple platforms such as SPARC and x86.
  • Tertiary support for Level-1 and Level-2 mission support activities (non-standard hours, weekends and holidays).



Required Qualifications:


  • BS 5-7 Years, MS 3-5, PhD 0-2
  • The SSA must have extensive Solaris/Linux system administration experience and security administration skillsets.
  • Experience with Oracle private cloud computing infrastructure, LDOMs, zones and virtual machines and Oracle devices.
  • Experience with Splunk/BigFix management and configuration tools and applications.
  • Experience with Apache/Tomcat and other internet protocols. Ability to script in administrative languages (e.g. Perl, Shell Scripts, etc).
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills capable of writing reports and documentation, making presentations to customers or professional peers and working closely with management.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and US passport.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong network and host-based system security.
  • Strong virtualization management skillsets such as scalability and configuration control.
  • Oracle database familiarity.
  • A solid understanding of networking/distributed computing environment concepts; understands principles of routing, client/server programming.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
  • A solid understanding of an operating systems inter-process, devices and device drivers, file system concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions).
  • Able to use performance analysis to tune systems.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members on the same team and with members from other teams and organizations.
  • Able to work with others and leverage their individual abilities to complete tasks on time.


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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