Jr.-Mid level System Administrator / Active Top Secret Clearance / Space Programs

Database Administration / Development / Programming
Top Secret


Las Cruces

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No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton has an immediate opening for a Jr.-Mid level System Administrator (SA) to support our NASA government clients at the Goddard Space Flight Facility and White Sands Complex (WSC) in Las Cruces, N.M.  The selected candidate will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment supporting the Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) Mission Operations Team (MOT).  The work will encompass day to day systems operations duties implementing, monitoring, fixing information systems and providing support for the project’s local and remote end users. 


As prime contractor on the Peraton Space Exploration Networks Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract, Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks.  In this position, you will become part of NASA’s return to the moon, support new earth and space science missions, and launch vehicles. You will be an integral part of a world class team that ensures NASA space-ground communications are reliable and meet mission requirements. 


This position will be responsible for

  • Administer servers, desktop computers, software deployments, security updates and patches.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per Access Management Systems
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
  • Creation and publication of local operating procedures
  • Perform IT Security Compliance and Vulnerability scans.
  • Work with the operations team, vendors, and other engineers to identify and execute process improvements and other enhancements intended to improve operational efficiency.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and provide deliverables by established deadlines.
  • Work both in a team and independently.

Required Experience:  

  • Active Top Secret security clearance is required. Candidate must also possess SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain a polygraph. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or other related technical field and 2 years’ experience; in lieu of formal education, HS diploma (or GED equivalent) and 6 years of related experience is allowable.
  • 2 years’ experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration.
  • 2 years’ experience IT Help Desk support.
  • 2 years’ networking experience.
  • 2 years’ experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.


Desired Experience:  

  • Completed Security+ certification.
  • Experience with SIEM tools
  • Experience in shell scripting
  • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite
  • Experience with CISCO firewalls, switches and routers.
  • Experience with VMWare product suite, including:
  • ESXi Server Infrastructure
  • vCenter configuration and management knowledge
  • vMotion configuration and management knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills






Target Salary Range

$51,000 - $82,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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