Operations and Maintenance Systems Engineer

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


Come join our Exciting program that supports unclassified and classified software development and integration services. Some of the work we do is: brand new Big Data, data analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and advanced analytics, while other work will be refining and improving legacy development, as well as providing operations and maintenance.

The Operations and Maintenance Engineer's Responsiblities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor system health
  • Troubleshoot system problems
  • Maintain storage systems.
  • Provide after-hours on-call/call-in support on a rotational basis,
  • Ensure system security requirements are satisfied,
  • Create/maintain system scripts,
  • Patch/upgrade system,
  • Administer user accounts.


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 eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience OR a Master’s degree and 6+ years of relevant experience OR a PhD 4+ years of relevant experience; an additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement
  • Experience with managing systems both on-prem and in AWS
  • Experience managing and monitoring large clusters (>400 nodes) and applications both containerized and non-containerized.
  • Experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and technical support of multi-platform, multi-system networks, including those composed of (Linux-based hardware platforms), to encompass diagnosing performance shortcomings and designing and implementing performance improvements.
  • Strong Linux command line skills
  • TS/SCI with Poly
  • Ability to obtain Security+CE certification (must obtain before starting)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical experience and knowledge of distributed storage networks, routing and application messaging frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of analytical needs and requirements, query syntax, data flows, and traffic manipulation.
  • Experience with Splunk Dashboards
  • Experience with NiFi, HA Proxy, Docker, Kubernetes, and ElasticSearch/OpenSearch
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation processes

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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