Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-HI-Pearl Harbor | US-VA-Norfolk
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


We look forward to you bringing your talent to add to our team supporting a robust, world-wide 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 developing and sustaining mission critical and mission essential applications to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policy makers. 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, 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:

  • Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network engineers.
  • Monitors and manages system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency.
  • Performs systems security administration functions, including creating user profiles and accounts. 
  • Provides Tier 1 and Tier 2 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems. 
  • Configures Linux operating systems and supports SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) and Replication Server. 
  • Installs and configures MIDB database and application software.
  • Performs database backups and system restoration, monitors database performance, and performs troubleshooting.
  • Interacts with users and interfacing applications.
  • Provides hardware and software backup recovery.
  • Other duties may include setting up administrator accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, and allocating mass storage space.



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.


BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5



  • Requires Bachelor's degree in related field of study with 8 or more years of experience. Additional 4 years experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • TS/SCI with ability to pass a polygraph
  • Security+ or other IAT II/III level certification that is currently active
  • Linux (CentOSor RHEL)
  • Performing snapshots, disaster recovery, performance tuning
  • Installation, STIG hardening, patching
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and Tier 1 communication skills
  • Experience developing and maintaining critical documentation (SIPs, SAGs, SOPs, Getting started guides)
  • Full time work in a SCIF is required, but hours are flexible


  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) and Replication Server
  • PKI certificates, SSL, service accounts
  • Maintaining multiple environment types (physical, virtual, cloud)
  • Current polygraph

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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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