Senior Systems Engineer / Windows Server, Network/Network Storage

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret
Cyber Mission


Peraton is currently seeking to hire a Senior Systems Engineer to become a part of Peratons’ Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective, and secure business processes. 


Location: On-site in Arlington, VA 


Key Requirements & Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and Manage:
    • Small IT/Support team of network and server administrators on a program of <60 users.
  2. Windows Server Administration:
    • Manage and administer Windows servers, including installation, configuration, and maintenance of operating systems, roles, and features.
    • Ensure servers are properly configured for optimal performance, security, and reliability.
  3. Professional Windows Cluster Setup:
    • Design, deploy, and maintain Windows Server Failover Clustering for high availability and fault tolerance.
    • Configure and manage Windows cluster resources, including shared storage and cluster networks.
  4. Windows Server iSCSI Multipath Configuration:
    • Implement and configure iSCSI multipathing on Windows servers to ensure redundant and high-performance storage connectivity.
    • Troubleshoot and optimize iSCSI multipath configurations for maximum efficiency and reliability.
  5. Networking Expertise:
    • Perform subnet configuration to segment and organize network traffic effectively.
    • Configure switches and VLANs to optimize network performance and security.
    • Troubleshoot networking issues, including connectivity problems and performance degradation.
    • Understand Fibre Channel and iSCSI SFP technologies and their integration within the network infrastructure.
  6. Array Configuration:
    • Configure storage arrays, including Dell SAN storage such as ME40X series, to meet performance and capacity requirements.
    • Optimize array configurations for specific workloads and applications.
    • Troubleshoot array-related issues and implement solutions to ensure uninterrupted storage access.
  7. MPiO Installation and Configuration:
    • Install and configure Multipath I/O (MPiO) software to enable redundant and load-balanced paths to storage devices.
    • Ensure MPiO configurations are properly optimized for performance and reliability.
  8. Dell Server and SAN Storage Troubleshooting and Configuration:
    • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to Dell servers and SAN storage systems, including hardware failures, performance bottlenecks, and configuration errors.
    • Configure Dell servers and SAN storage systems according to best practices and specific requirements.
  9. Virtualization Administration:
    • Configure and maintain Virtual Desktop, Server, and Network Infrastructure (i.e. VMware, VDI, ESXi, Hyper-V) to include Active Directory, and File Share Servers.

You will:

  • Lead and manage small IT Support team and server administrators, manage domain accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment for <60 users while fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Maintain, patch, and update software and hardware used in the digital forensics laboratory to ensure compatibility and effectiveness.
  • Install, troubleshoot, configure, and maintain on-premises network infrastructure, workstations, servers, system hardware, software, and peripheral equipment in accordance with CIF & Department standards.
  • Install, replace, configure, and optimize network routers and switches.
  • Validate and manage network backup and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Document and maintain connectivity diagrams for CIF hosted systems.
  • Propose and implement improvements to modernize existing network architecture and infrastructure to support virtualization, and cloud (Azure) integrations.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current on-premises IT infrastructure,
    including hardware, software, networking, and security components.
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, bottlenecks, and areas of improvement in the existing
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including IT personnel, management, and other
    relevant groups, to gather insights on infrastructure pain points and business
  • Work with stakeholders to define future IT requirements and goals over the next three
    years, considering factors such as scalability, performance, security, and compliance.
  • Produce a detailed 3- to 5-year modernization plan, including milestones, timelines,
    budget estimates, and recommended technologies.
  • Research and stay updated on emerging technology trends and best practices in IT
    infrastructure, including cloud computing (e.g Azure), virtualization, security protocols, and remote
    access solutions.
  • Identify potential risks associated with the current infrastructure and proposed
    modernization plan.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address possible challenges.
  • Integrate new capabilities (e.g., Azure cloud solutions) with the existing laboratory operations.




  • Bachelors in science degree and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 12 years of relevant (network and server administration) experience.  
  • Minimum of 2 years in a leadership, manager, or supervisory role.  
  • Windows Server experience with Windows Server Administration; Professional Windows Cluster Setup; Windows Server iSCSI Multipath Configuration.
  • Networking Expertise.
  • Array Configuration.
  • MPiO Installation and Configuration.
  • Server and SAN Storage Troubleshooting and Configuration.
  • Virtualization Administration.
  • Possess any one of the following certifications: 
    • CASP+CE
    • CCNP
    • CCNA
  • Possess or be able to obtain before start date:   
    • Security+ certification 
  • Ability to execute all Key Responsibilities of this position with high proficiency. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to quickly diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols, firewall management, and security best practices.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. You may start with an interim Secret. 
    • The ability to obtain a final Top Secret clearance.  

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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