Windows Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon | US-MD-Riverdale | US-DC-Washington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


We look forward to you bringing your talent to add to our team supporting a robust, worldwide national intelligence program providing mission application design, development, engineering, and integration services in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Peraton, a recognized leader in Cyber, Digital Transformation, Cloud, Operations, and Engineering, is seeking a skilled Systems Administrator to join our team of professionals delivering technology services and capabilities in defense of the nation. You would be joining a team of professionals with over 10 years of outstanding support in developing and sustaining mission-critical and mission-essential applications to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers. We take pride that our users include warfighters and interagency partners that defend America’s national security interests. We are committed to investing in you and your family through paid benefits, competitive total compensation, challenging opportunities, and career growth opportunities. If you are ready to be challenged, advance your career, are passionate about making a difference, and are excited to support our country’s defense and intelligence missions, we are ready to talk to you! 


Position description:  

Peraton is seeking a Windows Systems Administrator II candidate to support an Intelligence Community customer in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.

  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems availability.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Trouble-shoot, monitor, and resolve system issues as required to maintain operations
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Build, maintain, and deploy client and server systems.
  • Develop and maintain efficient/automated client system support.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Work with an Information Assurance team to ensure compliance with Authorizations to Operate (ATOs)
  • Liaise with COTs vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.


BS 2-4 Years, MS 0-2 or HS 8-10


Required Qualifications: 

  • Ability to obtain or eligibility for TS/SCI clearance adjudication, and ability to pass a poly
  • Must have a relevant technical degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.) or six years of equivalent experience
  • Must hold active CompTIAs 8570 Approved Certification
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or higher 
  • VMWare Experience
  • Capable of deploying and integrating new applications as well as learning new applications that run on various operating systems for testing and deployment
  • Experience with performance tuning/troubleshooting, identifying/resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Microsoft Windows Server Administration Certification
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or higher 
  • Experience maintaining applications built on a SQL Server database in a Windows environment. 
  • Experience writing scripts to monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc. 
  • Experience with STIG compliance remediation and ongoing system scanning and monitoring requirements
  • Experience with IC Cloud Architecture implementation methodologies
  • Experience maintaining system documentation including reading and creating network architecture diagrams


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

$66,000 - $106,000. 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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