Linux Cyber Administrator

Cyber Security
Top Secret


Lackland AFB

Secondary Location:

Scott AFB

Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

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.


We are hiring a Linux Cyber Administrator for our program at Lackland AFB and would also consider candidates to work on Hanscom AFB or Scott AFB. 


What you’ll do:

  • Installation, monitoring, testing, troubleshooting, and administration of the ACAS/Nessus Vulnerability Scanner applications within a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment.
  • Install, configure, and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems and first party patches.
  • Troubleshoot Tenable Security Center on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system level with little to no oversight.
  • Complete PKI certificate installation and maintenance in according to DoD standards.
  • Coordination and processing of DD 254 creation and updates
  • Account request process management, tracking, notifications, and process documentation.
  • Personnel departure management process management and documentation to include out-processing requirements and token management.
  • Security process continual improvement collaboration, documentation, review, and management
  • Review of system vulnerability and STIG reports for compliance management
  • Corporate security liaison for process integration and compliance
  • Security process tracking, documentation, and periodic recurring report management
  • Risk Management Framework required documentation support.
  • Review & update eMASS package support to include Plan of Action and Milestones management.
  • Other security department and leadership task and project support

What you'll need:

  • Minimum of 8 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 6 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 3 years with PhD, in lieu of degree 12 years of applicable experience will be acceptable.
  • Currently possess DOD 8570, IAT Level II Security+ certification or equivalent
  • Currently possess a DoD TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Experience with virtualized environments (VMware, vSphere, ESXi)
  • Experience Linux-based (RHEL) operating systems support with experience in mid-to-large enterprise data center environments, familiarity with network patching/update management.
  • Experience with DoD STIGS, IA Tools (Host Based Security System), and Risk Management Framework
  • Experience with security process management and documentation.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with task coordination and management.

Desired qualifications:

  • Linux + experience
  • Solid IA background

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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