Systems Administrator 3

Job Locations US-MD-Annapolis Junction
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking a System Administrator III. The System Administrator, Level 3, will support a suite of web-based applications that automate data management for IC data custodians. The products facilitate the capture of information and approvals that allow for the movement of data through the customer mission space in a compliant manner. These products are critical to the standardized and simplified data movement as well as data reuse and integration with downstream tools. The candidate will perform out of the Peraton contractor facility and offers flexible hours. Telework opportunities are actively being pursued.


The Senior Systems Administrator will:

  • Provide Systems Engineering support to large-scale systems, major system elements, and/or interfacing systems;
  • Provide overall system engineering expertise in the architecture, design, development, requirements analysis, data flow, network design and/or implementation, or testing for the program;
  • Analyze user requirements, concept of operations documents, and high level system architecture to develop system requirements specifications;
  • Support cloud technology adoption, specifically the adoption of business tools into the cloud architecture;
  • Guide users in formulating requirements, advise alternative approaches, and conduct feasibility studies; and
  • Review and draft white papers and technical marketing and training materials.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Fifteen (15) years experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
  • Support the design of systems, mission architecture and associated hardware
  • Possess a working knowledge and understanding of system administration interdependencies as part of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Analyze and resolve complex problems associated with server hardware, applications and software integration
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with current polygraph required


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Practical hands-on coding experience
  • Strong Linux administration w/scripting experience required
  • Flexible on coding languages and day to day tasking
  • Experience installing and configuring software applications
  • Ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment
  • Basic network understanding
  • Experience with object-oriented coding to include Perl and Ruby
  • Experience integrating with configuration management systems (e.g., git)
  • Experience implementing and managing system monitoring applications (e.g., Nagios)
  • Experience with automation / deployment packages (e.g., Ansible, Salt, Puppet)
  • Experience with Virtualized Cloud-based infrastructures (Rackspace, AWS)
  • Experience maintaining accredited (ATO) systems
  • Experience implementing and maintaining STE/STN requirements and associated applications (XACTA, LatteArt)
  • Experience with test driven development
  • Experience with Confluence & the Atlassian Suite
  • Experience with test driven development



Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and systems.


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. #MPOJobs

Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.


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

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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