Cloud Systems Administrator, Lead Associate

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


The Analytic Hosting Platform team is searching for a Cloud System Administrator to work in a cloud environment platform, built with Java on Free and Open Source Software products including Kubernetes, Hadoop and Accumulo, to enable the execution of data-intensive analytics on a managed infrastructure. This position is on the Operations Team that ensures day-to-day operations stability, provides customer support, as well as, knowledge in technical and troubleshooting repair expertise. The ideal candidate will have the ability to thrive in a fast paced team environment who is self motivated and proactively completes tasks with strong attention to detail. The candidate will be exposed to a variety of technologies depending on customer requirements. This is an on-call position. The candidate should have a strong background in troubleshooting operational issues in a Linux environment. Additional knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, Hadoop and scripting experience such as python and bash is beneficial. Other experience that could benefit the candidate: Prometheus, JIRA, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Virtualization, Salt, Grafana, Openstack and AWS.


This position is shift work or on-call.


Our Cloud System Administrator must meet the below requirements: 

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with a current polygraph
  • Seven years experience as a Systems Administrator in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexit.
  • Having a Bachelor's experience in a technical IT field will count towards two years of the seven year requirement
  • Hands on experience administering Linux systems
  • Cloud certification is required 
  • Security+ cerfification is required


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on our critical National Security programs, 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.

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 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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