Cyber Systems Administrator/Engineer (Linux), Senior Associate

Job Locations US-MD-College Park
Requisition ID
Position Category
Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


This position is an integral member of the Peraton Labs Network Systems and Cyber Mission Sector team supporting a customer site in College Park, Maryland.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Implement, maintain, and enhance complex and diverse research infrastructure systems and their appropriate security posture.
  • Perform Linux and Microsoft Windows system administration tasks.
    • Windows and Linux server system administration
    • Integrating GOTS/COTS/open-source solutions
    • Virtualization technologies
    • Networking and TCP/IP protocols
    • Storage technologies
    • Remote access
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot IT/networking hardware and software in classified and unclassified spaces; Activate network ports including patch network when needed.
  • Prepare and maintain images for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Configure new systems and apply best practice security configuration on computers, servers, and network equipment.
  • Perform system and anti-virus tool updates regularly.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot hardware, networking devices and software.
  • Implement physical controls.
  • Physically setup, cable, and power computers in classified and unclassified spaces for new programs or new computer additions.
  • Execute approved procedures for sanitizing and releasing system components and media.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
  • Complete required trainings timely


Basic Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years’ experience required and a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a related discipline. In lieu of a Bachelors’ degree, four (4) years’ additional related experience is required.
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux server system administration.
  • Experience delivering sections of IT and telecommunications systems and solutions.
  • Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills required to work as part of an integrated team consisting of the customer, subcontractors, and other Peraton personnel.
  • Solid understanding of modern computer network operations and capability development processes
  • Solid understanding of the basic principles of modern computer networking, including hardware, software, associated tools, protocols, and Internet architecture
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships in all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with operational mission partners in the DoD.

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

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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