Linux Systems Administrator, Mid

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


Peraton is seeking a Linux System Administrator to support an Intel Community (IC) mission in Ft. Meade/Annapolis Junction, MD area.  A System Administrator provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.
  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.
  • Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.
  • Provide support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process.
  • Configure and manages UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
  • Provide detailed analysis and feedback to agency management and internal customers for escalated tickets.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors 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 bachelors degree.
  • Ten (10) years' experience as an SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
  • Experience with Linux
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required.

Desired Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience with installing LINUX (Centos and/or RHEL)
  • Experience with troubleshooting LINUX performance, Storage, connectivity
  • Knowledge of virtual machine (VM) maintenance, building, troubleshooting
  • Experience with Shell Scripting
  • Knowledge of system patching using YUM
  • Experience with reading vulnerability reports, IAVA compliance, POA&Ms
  • Familarity with BISCOTTI and LATTEART
  • Familiarity with STE tools TRELLIS agent, Nessus, ENSL &UAM
  • Experiencew tih SecurityCentery Scanning
  • Experience with Nagios monitoring and administration
  • Familiarity with PKI Server Certificates - renewing and revoking
  • Familarity with Ansible playbooks and adhoc Ansible commands
  • Experience with creating and maintaining SOPs in Confluence

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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