Network Administrator

Database Administration / Development / Programming
Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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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.



Ready to make an impact? Peraton has exciting opportunities to join a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, supporting mission critical space and intelligence programs, including development, deployment, operations and maintenance of satellite ground terminals and associated systems. Peraton is seeking a self-starting cleared Network Administrator in our Herndon, VA location. 


The Network Administrator will be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Monitoring and management of network components
  • Troubleshooting of network faults and issues
  • Review and analysis of trends and recurring issues
  • Planning and execution of routine software patches and firmware upgrades
  • Coordination with IA team to apply security patches and harden devices to baseline standards
  • Development and maintenance of management guides and other procedure documentation as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • A current Top Secret SCI security clearance and the ability to obtain/pass a polygraph
  • Bachelors Degree plus 5–7 years of relevant experience, Master's Degree with 3-5 years, or PhD with 0-2 years of relevant experience.  Equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Working knowledge of IP networking concepts, technologies, and protocols
  • Experience administering and configuring COTS network products using JUNOS, Cisco iOS, or similar operating systems
  • Security+ certification or equivalent or willingness to get certified within 6 months of accepting the position

Desired Qualifications:

  • CCNA or equivalent certification demonstrating network expertise
  • Experience with Cisco ASA and / or Firepower Firewalls
  • Experience with Juniper switches (e.g., QFX5110, EX4300 platforms)
  • Familiarity with SATCOM or other forms of wireless communications
  • Experience hardening network devices per DISA STIG requirements




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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