Mid-Sr. Level Windows Systems Administrator - Space Communications

Public Trust


Wallops Island

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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 seeking a Mid-Sr. level Microsoft Windows Systems Administrator to join our team in Wallops, VA supporting our Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract based out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This position will offer ability for some remote telework, but will require mostly work on site at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, and the person in this role must be local to the area.


 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.  Join the SENSE team to support NASA programs that integrate with state-of-the-art RF satellite ground communications systems and technologies. 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 builds and ensures NASA space-ground communications are reliable and meet mission requirements.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the design, development, and creation of real-time and high-performance Windows systems  
  • Perform routine Windows System Administration tasks such as patching, network configuration and software updates.
  • Assist with design, implementation, and maintenance of Windows systems in an Integration and Testing environment.
  • Maintain MS Active Directory implementation across established domain boundaries.  
  • Assist IT Security Team with mitigating vulnerabilities of these systems to demonstrate NIST 800-53 compliance. 
  • Establish and maintain a patching regimen across all systems. 
  • Perform account management and create disaster recovery solutions.  
  • Collaborate with technical engineering teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate system anomalies. 
  • Develop technical products and reports visible to various groups and levels of leadership. 
  • Support regular audits and assessments and demonstrate system compliance and risk mitigation to assessors. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline and 8 - 10+ years of related technical experience in IT infrastructure and/or Information Security, or an AS degree and 12+ years of experience; without a degree, 14+ years of directly related experience with technical training and certifications may be considered   
  • 8+ years of experience in Microsoft Windows administration, including Active Directory management 
  • An understanding of fundamental security and network concepts (intrusion detection, TCP/IP, SSL, ports, switching and routing
  • 2+ years of scripting and automation experience 
  • Understanding Virtual Machines and the systems they run on
  • Position will require ability to obtain NASA agency Public Trust background check approvals, which requires US citizenship 

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience with VMWare and ESXI
  • Experience with embedded systems 
  • Familiarity with building or maintaining satellite ground systems 
  • 2+ years of PowerShell or any other scripting language experience (professional use for automation strongly preferred 
  • Understanding of networking principles 
  • Ability to create/fabricate and lay network cabling 
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and independently as a proactive self-starter
  • Excellent organizational skills such as prioritizing and completing multiple tasks within critical deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. 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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