Linux Systems Administrator, Lead Associate

Job Locations US-MD-College Park
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


This position is an integral member of the Peraton Labs Network Systems team supporting a customer site location with responsibilities to maintain information systems and their appropriate security posture. This individual shall have relevant working experience to perform Linux and Microsoft Windows system administration tasks and solid knowledge to manage the security aspects of an information system.  The individual must be capable of interfacing with the customer as well as monitoring and directing subcontractor tasking.


This position requires full time on-site work in College Park, Maryland.

Key responsibilities include

  • Performing tasks in one or more of the following areas:
    • Windows and Linux server system administration
    • Integrating GOTS/COTS/open-source solutions
    • Virtualization technologies
    • Networking and TCP/IP protocols
    • Storage technologies
    • Remote access
  • Implement, maintains, and enhances complex and diverse research infrastructure systems based upon documented requirements
  • Performs system integration, system administration, or network engineering tasks
  • Contributes to the development of sections of IT and telecommunications systems
  • Configure new systems and apply best practice security configuration on computers, servers, and network equipment within both Windows and Linux platforms
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot IT/networking hardware and software in classified and unclassified spaces; Activate network ports including patch network when needed.
  • Devise information system backup mechanism for program’s specific requirements; perform system/date backup and archive logs according to security plan; exercise system and data recovery procedures regularly
  • Create custom solution or provide commercial tool recommendations to automate audits procedures where SCAP Compliant Checker lacks proper functions to support. Examples include automated log rotation, mechanism to alert audit process failures, or scripts to detect inactive accounts.
  • Support ISSM to perform audit tasks as needed
  • Develop and execute approved procedures for sanitizing and releasing system components and media
  • Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.


BS 6 Years, MS 4, PhD 0


Skills and Experience You Should Possess

  • Experience with Windows and Linux server system administration as well as network engineering
  • Experience designing, developing, and delivering IT and telecommunications systems and solutions
  • Ability to work complex projects as a contributor within a development team consisting of customer and subcontractor personnel
  • Strong communication skills and experience working directly with customers
  • Strong communication skills and experience directing technical staff including subcontractor personnel
  • Six (6) years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, or a Master's Degree with four (4) years experience, or a Ph.D with zero (0) years of work experience. In lieu of a Bachelors' degree an additional four years of experience is required (10 years total experience without a degree).
  • A active Top Secret/SCI w/Polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with operational mission partners in the DoD
  • Experience with the management and execution of large-scale software development and sustainment effort(s)


Benefits: Our comprehensive Benefits and Beyond package is designed to support every aspect of your health, wealth, self and beyond.

  • Health- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, HSAs and FSAs, and supplemental health options to keep you and your family healthy all year long.
  • Well-being- We strive to support your overall well-being – including emotional, financial, social/community, and physical wellness programs.
  • PTO & holidays- Our PTO programs helps you take the time in the ways that matter most. With 20 days a year of accrued PTO, 6 paid federal holidays, 4 floating holidays, and a flexible approach, Peraton Labs avidly supports a healthy work/life balance.
  • Retirement- All regular employees are eligible to participate in Peraton’s 401(k) retirement savings plan through Fidelity. Peraton will match 100% of the first 4% you contribute, and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. All contributions are 100% vested after two years of service.
  • Career Development- We are invested in your future, and pride ourselves on providing best-in-class training to our team through Skillsoft e-Learning Suite for formal and informal learning, professional and technical certification preparation, and education assistance for career path-related courses at accredited institutions.
  • TA and Student Loan Refinancing- Peraton provides tuition and training assistance for its employees, in addition to access to a student loan refinancing service and 529 plan through to support your continued education aspirations.


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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