Linux Systems Administrator, Senior Advisor

Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Annapolis Junction

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Telecommute Options:

No remote/telework allowed
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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.


Our Systems Administrator will perform the below tasks:

  • Provides day to day systems administration and support of production and non-production environments in accordance with agency IT policy and Guidelines.
  • Manages the support and maintenance of the CentOS and RedHat Enterprise Linux Operating System environments.
  • Manages and troubleshoots activities associated with systems maintenance tasks such as system backups, recovery and file system maintenance.
  • Manages and troubleshoots activities associated with activation, installation and testing of software upgrades and computer components.
  • Manages and troubleshoots activities associated with  maintenance of accounts, passwords, keys, certificates, certificate authorities, and truststores.
  • Manages System Accreditation/Reaccreditation activities and maintenance of associated corporate tools, (e.g. LatteArt and Biscotti, etc.).
  • Provides technical guidance to team of Systems Administrators on complex problems and/or issues.
  • Maintains documentation of IT infrastructure and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Assists in the creation, triage, assignment, and maintenance of systems administration related tickets.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph is required
  • Fifteen (15) years experience as a Systems Administrator in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university is required
    • Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on our critical National Security programs, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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