Senior Linux Administrator

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Requisition ID
Position Category
Technical Support / Help Desk
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking a Senior Linux Administrator to provide support of ServiceNow Linux based software by engineering, implementing, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining systems and application software running on the Linux platform.  Responsibilities include:

  • Installing and maintaining the ServiceNow Linux Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting system and user problems
  • Performing maintenance on both hardware and software, evaluate, test, and integrate upgrades
  • Scan, patch, remediate, and document security vulnerabilities for the OS as well as prepare all documentation for organization-wide Certification & Accreditation requirements
  • Create well documented SOPs
  • Shell scripting for routine tasks
  • Collaborate with ServiceNow developers and management to select appropriate design solutions and/or ensure compatibility of system components
  • Design and development of integrated solutions
  • Implement and document processes and procedures to ensure compliance with standard business practices
  • Understand user needs and expectations for system function
  • Implement and manage the transfer of newly identified / developed technologies into the existing environment; examine architectural and interoperability issues; and identify and resolve service constraints


  • BS 12-14, MS 8-10, PhD 5-7
  • 10+ years of Unix operating system experience
  • 8+ years Linux operating system experience including system internals, file system structures, design, and performance tuning at an enterprise level; backup recovery; testing methodologies; storage; data replication; and DISA system hardening guidelines
  • Experience with Solaris operating system
  • Proven experience ensuring compliance with all regulations, optimizing system performance, and supporting future planning
  • General knowledge of ITIL and the use of MS Project
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) credentials as an Oracle Solaris System Administrator desired
  • Must possess an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility

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.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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