Peraton Corporation

  • Network Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/28/2018 6:32 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is looking for a Network Security Engineer II who will be responsible for analyzing site networking architecture and determining security implementation plans utilizing best industry practices.  The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.


    The selected candidate should have knowledge and experience in the fields of networking administration and cyber security support, to include:

    • Demonstrate a working knowledge in field of intermediate to advanced network administrator concepts including (but not limited to): DNS and ARP resolution, IP addressing and subnetting, IP fundamentals, firewall maintenance, switch and router management, as well as OSI model encapsulation.
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of best cyber and IT security practices in relation to network management.
    • From a security perspective, identify areas of improvement in the current networking architecture, propose best practice solutions.
    • Perform scans and audits of networking infrastructure and propose implementation solutions for remediation of scan findings.
    • Assist local IT security team in building system security plan (SSP) data entries for networking equipment.
    • Prepare and present remediation documentation, including: MS Word documents, MS PowerPoint slides, MS Excel files, and any other documentation as requested by the government.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects, while meeting infrastructure development deadlines.
    • Perform any other job function as outlined by management.



    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, or other related science.
    • 2 years’ experience working with network administration principles including IP fundamentals, layer 2, layer 3, and firewall application maintenance.
    • 2 years’ experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
    • 2 years’ experience with Cisco IOS and/or Juniper Junos configuration and maintenance.
    • 2 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.


    • Completed Security + certification.
    • Experience with VMWare virtualization software suite.
    • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
    • Experience in root cause analysis.
    • Familiarity with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Analyst, Cisco ASA, and Juniper Junos SRX networking platforms.
    • Familiarity with MS Windows and Linux administration via PowerShell and command line.
    • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.


    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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