Peraton Corporation

  • Linux Systems Administrator (Active Clearance)

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/23/2018 7:02 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret/SCI
  • Overview

    We are seeking a System Administrator (Linux) in Fairfax, VA to support our mission critical customer.


    The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for answering calls from users, documenting identified issues in the approved ticketing system (Remedy), and working to resolve the issue. If noted incident can’t be resolved, SA will document actions taken and escalate the ticket to the next support level. SA will work as a team member to perform Windows Active Directory account management, RSA remote access administration, iPhone support and management, deskside support involving PC, thin-client, KVM, and monitor lifecycle support. SA will build, configure, validate, deploy, and manage end-user equipment and devices.


    Candidate will train end-users on system and application usage as new projects and applications are deployed. SA will support basic troubleshooting and support of audio/visual equipment and educate users on proper usage, as needed. SA will track, manage, and report inventory and software licensing.


    • Maintenance and updates of system and user documentation
    • Update the knowledgebase, as warranted, to ensure continuity of knowledge between all team members
    • Work collaboratively, cooperatively, and closely with technically adept and involved senior management is required
    • Provide hands-on support through high-level troubleshooting skills
    • Perform independent research and report on findings
    • Work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment and lead continuous improvement initiatives
    • Maintain configuration management control in accordance with defined standards, policies, and industry best practices
    • Ensure successful planning, deployment, installation, and upgrades of products within required timelines and resource allocations over multiple geographic sites
    • Effectively interact with external personnel on technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations and vendors
    • After hours on call support may be needed and ability to work overtime as needed
    • Willing and able to travel to local off-site locations for installations and maintenance work on short notice, as needed
    • Must be able to safely lift up to 35 pounds in support of hardware installations



    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline or high school plus 2-3 years of experience directly related to Windows System Administration in a Windows 7/10 desktop and Windows 2008R2/2012R2 Server environment with increasing responsibilities administering client devices, servers, and services
    • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills are required
    • Strong analytic and research skills - must be detail oriented
    • Demonstrated Ability to work with clients and other staff, at all levels, - in small groups, one on one with supervisors, staff colleagues, representatives from external organizations, and vendors
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems with speed and efficiency
    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent teamwork


    • This position requires the candidate an ACTIVE Top Secret clearance with Polygraph and the ability to maintain the 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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