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System Administrator

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Peraton Labs

Peraton Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Peraton that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

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.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


Basic Qualifications:
  • B. S. degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Security, or Information Technology or equivalent applied experience.
  • Must have at least 3 years of solid working experience as Linux system administrator for both servers and end user devices with specific focus on Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu distributions
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Additional working experience with Microsoft Windows (desktop and server), network configuration, firewall configuration, system maintenance, and security compliance
  • Have good understanding of networking concepts (DNS,DHCP,SSL,VPN,TCP/IP)
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting in a multi-user, high availability environment
  • Experience in maintaining inventory and tracking IT assets
  • Working experience in computer repair (desktop and server), troubleshooting, configuration, deployment, and liquidation
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze a problem independently
  • Self-motivated to solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work successfully with limited supervision
  • Must be able to obtain DoD TS clearance within one year of employment

Desired Skills/Qualifications:
  • Experience with system architecture and system design modeling tools
  • Working experience with containers (docker) and virtualization (Xen, VMware, VirtualBox), orchestration technologies (Ansible, Puppet, Chef) are highly desirable
  • Have exposure to STIG, vulnerability scan and SCAP tools
  • Active DoD clearance


Perspecta Labs in Silver Spring, MD is looking for a full-time System Administrator to support day-to-day Information Technology (IT) operations for Perspecta Labs. The position includes configuration and management of all IT assets as well supporting users with IT needs. The candidate will be part of a small team of system and network engineers performing system administrative functions for the maintenance, testing, upgrading, and troubleshooting of Perspecta Labs' IT infrastructure. This IT infrastructure consists of devices running Linux and Microsoft Windows, switches, routers, firewall, audio/video conferencing equipment, VoIP phones and other special purpose equipment.

In addition, the candidate will be trained to serve as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for multiple classified systems and be responsible for managing the risk of classified assets and working with ISSM to implement security standards and maintain the security posture.

The position requires on-site work in the Silver Spring, Maryland location with occasional travel to Belcamp, Maryland office.

Responsibilities of this postion include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage IT Server Rooms, keep physical server room space organized and safe; perform monthly system patch outside of the normal business hours
  • Respond to user requests for IT support promptly
  • Ensure network and computer infrastructure remain available during production hours
  • Improve data backup solutions, perform regular data backup
  • Identify root-causes of operational issues and process inefficiencies
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Install hardware and software as requested
  • Monitor security logs for violations and anomalous events; report information security concerns and problems when necessary
  • Continuously maintain a thorough understanding of all configurations, architecture, installed software, accounts (both Operating System and Application), data flows, ports, protocols, and other relevant data for each IT Systems


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2023-10-30

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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