Peraton Corporation

  • Systems Administrator

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 6 months ago(11/9/2018 12:19 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is looking for a System Administrator II who will be responsible for maintaining MS Windows and Red Hat servers and workstations for a specific project.  The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.


    Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


    Designs, develops, programs, installs, tests, documents, implements, conducts research for and maintains computer systems and utilities. Analyzes internal or external customer’s needs, and determines equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems. Develops customized solutions to customer/user problems. Establishes system parameters and formats, ensures hardware and software compatibility, and coordinates and/or modifies user requirements in terms of existing and projected computer capacity and capabilities. Revises existing systems and procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage. Maintains smooth operation of a multi-user computer system, including local area networks. May include setting up user accounts, maintaining documentation and installing system-wide software and allocation of mass storage space. Coordinates electronic office systems activities. Recommends HW/SW purchases and coordinates installation. Trains users. Contributes to the development of policies and monitors policies and standards for allocation and use. Develop and maintain disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility. Carries out responsibilities in compliance within established security guidelines.


    Additional skillsets and responsibilities:

    • Prior MS Windows system administration experience, including
      • Active directory experience in Server 2008R2/2012R2/2016
      • GPO creation and management
      • WSUS management
      • IIS management
    • Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including
      • RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus)
      • Shell scripting
    • Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
    • Experience with VMWare product suite, including
      • ESXi Server infrastructure
      • vCenter configuration and management knowledge
      • vMotion configuration and management knowledge
    • Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus
    • Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation
    • Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response
    • Experience with system event log configuration
    • Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance



    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science.
    • 2 years’ experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration
    • 2 years’ experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
    • 2 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.


    • Completed Security + certification.
    • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
    • Experience in root cause analysis.
    • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.
    • Experience with Solaris or HP-UX not required, but a plus. 


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

    About Peraton

    Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers – with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you’ll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

    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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