Mainframe Computer Systems Security Specialist

Cyber Security
Public Trust



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Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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 is currently seeking a Mainframe Computer Systems Security Specialist located in Eagan, MN in support of the Postal ETS program. This position has the ability to be remote for a qualified candidate.  This position will be responsible to implement and assist with the internal mainframe information security policies, guidelines, and procedures. You will direct the continuing support of mainframe security workflow, personnel, and software.


Day to Day Work Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the accurate and timely completion of mainframe security workflow
  • Leads security-related project teams which could include Information Systems, Inspection Services, CMO, OIG, Systems Support Branch, HQ management, and computer users
  • Implements information security requirements.
  • Reviews implementation and policy compliance
  • Monitors daily RACF security reports and develops new reports as needed by security, management, and auditors
  • Develops information required for risk management and assessment, reviews and audits
  • Works with technical vendors and Systems Support Branch to coordinate and install product-to-RACF security interfaces
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance in specialized security areas such as encryption and telecommunications.
  • Acquires technical expertise on new security products and new releases of current software
  • Develops course curriculum for information security training and provides on-site instruction and review. Writes training guides and security documentation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years experience or Master's degree with 3 years experience or HS Diploma/equivalent and 9 years experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship or Green Card Holder (Must resided with the U.S. for the past 5 years with no more than 6 months outside travel of the U.S during this time frame)
  • Pass both a client mandated clearance process to include drug screening, criminal history check and credit check.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and internal policies relating to computer and information security.
  • Knowledge of mainframe operating system software, PC software (Excel, Word), and network software.
  • Knowledge of systems analysis, design of computer applications, and database management.
  • Knowledge of job control language and mainframe system utilities.
  • Knowledge of mainframe security package IBM RACF.
  • Knowledge of the RACF administrative software zSecure.
  • Ability to write and articulate security policies, procedures, guidelines, technical bulletins, training material, and documentation.
  • Ability to oversee and conduct reviews and audits to ensure enforcement of security policy, programs, and procedures. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UDB--DB2 (relational databases).
  • Knowledge of IBM’s Customer Information Controls System - CICS
  • Knowledge of IBM mainframe control language--REXX.
  • Knowledge of SAS Institute Inc.’s software - SAS
  • Knowledge of computer programming.
  • Active USPS clearance and prior experience

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. 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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