Network Administrator

Technical Support / Help Desk
Top Secret/SCI



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No remote/telework allowed
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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 has an exciting opportunity for a Network Administrator to join our team on-site in Landover, MD. Our program provides cycle support for a large Information Technology (IT) system for the Department of Defense (DoD).


The ideal candidate will possess experience with Networking Monitoring tools such as Zabbix or Node Manager and have a basic understanding and knowledge of Cisco routers. 


This program delivers full life-cycle engineering support for all system elements including Development (hardware, software and networks), Systems and Security Engineering (Integration, testing and Deployment), Sustainment (Logistics, and field support), Network Operations Center (NOC)/Help Desk, and Government user training support for user community.


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

  • Provides ongoing network support, addresses availability issues, overcomes performance problems, and provides overall level two support.
  • Designs, installs, maintains, and coordinates the use of network systems.
  • Evaluates hardware and software and peripheral equipment for large, complex networks.
  • Manages network performance, diagnoses performance problems, and undertakes tuning activities to ensure network performance meets SLR requirements.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems to ensure quality transmission service on the network.
  • Reports on overall network performance including frequent problems, underlying issues and plans to improve network availability, performance, and problem resolution.
  • Implements and coordinates network policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Enforces network security procedures.

** This role is required to provide support, on-site, Mon-Fri **


** This program does allow for a flexible work schedule and is walking distance from a Metro station **


Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and the willingness and ability to obtain a Polygraph.
  • Bachelor's Degree with two (2+) years of network administration experience; or Masters Degree with no experience; or a High-school Diploma/GED with eight (8+) years of applicable work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirements
  • A current/valid Security+ Certification, or equivalent IAT LVL II Certificate.
  • Experience with Networking Monitoring tools such as Zabbix or Node Manager.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of Cisco routers.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Bachelor's Degree with five (5) to seven (7) years of network administration experience; or Masters Degree with three (3) to five (5); or a PhD with zero (0) to two (2) years of applicable work experience.
  • Current/valid CCNA Certification, or equivalent IAT LVL II Certificate.
  • Special consideration would be given to individuals’ direct PDAS knowledge.
  • Experience supporting a 24x7 Network Operation Center.

Salary Range Estimates:


The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. 




Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, 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

$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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