Systems Administrator

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


Join our team at Peraton, a global leader in delivering advanced mission capability solutions and cutting-edge enterprise IT to keep people safe and secure. As a trusted partner for essential government agencies in intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian health, and more, our 22,000-strong workforce embodies the spirit of tackling the impossible every day, offering unparalleled national security solutions.


We're currently seeking a seasoned DevOps Systems Administrator for our National Programs Business Intelligence Systems & Applications Operating Unit. This role is vital in supporting the SITE III JIOC contract, focusing on the orchestration, sustainment, and advancement of a suite of applications critical for Collection Management, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and intelligence operations. These applications are crucial for intelligence analysts, operations, and collection managers across Combatant Commands, ensuring the seamless collection, correlation, and dissemination of Joint Intelligence Operations (JIOC) data.


The ideal candidate will be at the forefront of requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, and more, ensuring reliability, resiliency, and the continuous improvement of our systems through best practices in architecture design, data science, cloud services, DevSecOps, and platform integration.



  • Ensure the smooth operation of multi-user computer systems in collaboration with network engineers.
  • Monitor and manage system resources to maintain efficiency.
  • Perform security administration tasks, including creating user profiles and managing accounts.
  • Offer Tier 3 support for problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution.
  • Manage operating system configurations, system documentation, performance tuning, software installations, system hardening, and storage allocation.
  • Evaluate vendor products and recommend hardware and software purchases, coordinating installation and ensuring effective backup and recovery strategies.
  • Develop and enforce policies and standards for computing resource allocation.

If you're passionate about making a difference and have a background in supporting critical intelligence operations with your Systems Administration expertise, we want to hear from you. Join us in our mission to “Do The Can’t Be Done” and apply today to contribute to our nation's security and the safety of our communities.




Required Qualifications:


  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in an area applicable to the position with 10+ years of relevant experience. Additional 4 years’ experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Must have a minimum TS clearance and willing to upgrade to a TS/SCI and sit for and pass a polygraph - Contract requires TS/SCI with polygraph to start.
  • A minimum 5 year of experience with systems administration, including Linux or CentOS
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to anticipate problems and take decisive action
  • Experience maintaining applications built on a PostgreSQL or Oracle database
  • Experience writing scripts to monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc.
  • Experience writing SQL and PL/SQL to generate system data reports, modify data as necessary, etc.
  • Experience with Keytool and OpenSSL
  • Experience maintaining systems in cloud environments
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Group
  • Experience with ACAS (Assured Compliance Assessment Solution) and STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) compliance remediation or experience with equivalent security requirements and tools
  • Familiarity w/troubleshooting Java and Oracle applications
  • DoD 8570 Compliant holding current IAT level II baseline certification (Security+ CE, GICSP, SSCP, etc.)

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Current polygraph
  • Linux+ certification
  • Current RHCSA/RHCE certification
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Knowledge of SQL Servers
  • Familiarity with RMF (Risk Management Framework)



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 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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