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Systems Engineer Technical Specialist

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta 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.


This full time position is to support the day-to-day operation of information technology (IT) infrastructure for Perspecta Labs. The candidate will be part of a team of system and network engineers performing both administrative functions for the maintenance, upgrade, build out, and troubleshooting this IT, network and cybersecurity infrastructure as well as assuming Information System Security Officer duties.

The position requires on-site work in the Silver Spring, Maryland location.

The candidate must have these 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.
  • At least 2 years working and extensive experience administering Linux/Unix (desktop and server) Prefer experiences in CentOS and Ubuntu
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols and concepts, such as DNS, DHCP, SSL, VPN, and TCP/IP
  • Basic network administration expertise for maintaining - wiring, changing configurations, adding/changing wiring and connections to ports on switches, debugging, enable or disable switch ports, configure VLAN/VXLAN ports and IP routes
  • At least 1 year experience with Linux scripting Python is preferred, Unix shell script is required
  • Experience in computer hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and repair (desktop and server) examples include replace hard disk or solid state disk, upgrade memory, correctly identifying compatible hardware parts
  • Experience in basic network device configuration and troubleshooting such as active or disable a switch port, trace routing paths
  • Experience in installing and troubleshooting Linux device drivers
  • U. S. Citizenship

Highly Desirable skills:

  • Firewall administration experience
  • Working knowledge of Citrix Xen, VMware, and or Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization
  • Working experience in configuring iSCSI or other network attached storage devices
  • Fundamental understanding of Cyber Security or information system security domain of knowledge
  • DoD TS clearance
  • Working experience assuming ISSM/ISSO duties


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta 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).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-10-19 Expires: 2020-11-19

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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