Senior Network & Hardware Engineer

Systems Engineering / Development / Architecture / Integration
Top Secret/SCI with Poly


Fort Meade

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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.


Senior Systems Network & Hardware Engineer


Peraton has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Systems Network Engineer to provide system network engineering and system hardware engineering support working with a Peraton Federal Customer in Annapolis Junction, MD. This on-site position offers the ideal candidate the chance to contribute to important work in support of our country.


The ideal candidate will hold a TS clearance with poly clearance and  be responsible for performing the following work:

  • Maintain current software and hardware including performing upgrades and/or customization to servers, workstations and peripherals as required.
  • Build and maintain Cat6 Ethernet networks to include installing cable, terminating modules (Cat6, Coax, Fiber, etc.), and deploying DNS, DHCP, storage and back up servers.
  • Monitor Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) networks for outages and ensure network firewalls/devices are patched as required.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues, server maintenance and network devices to ensure appropriate function.
  • Monitor databases, processes, and logs to ensure there are no errors.
  • Monitor network storage capacity and ensure scheduled jobs run as expected.
  • Provide system upgrades and system vulnerability patches, as required.
  • Check alerts and logs for errors.
  • Place and required tickets as needed, using government help desk services to maintain all IAFIS equipment and networks.
  • Carryout and support existing efforts to virtualize IAFIS servers.
  • Carryout travel requirements as needed to customer sites, Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), to support IAFIS equipment and networks.
  • Manage firewalls to correlate with changes to workstations under our System Security Plan (SSP).
  • Conduct site surveys for IT installations.
  • Install hardware and/or software components into computer systems or networks and customize as necessary.
  • Determine the procedures that will be required to solve technical problems.
  • Determine the procedures and system architectures that will be required to solve technical problems.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelors degree and 8 years experience or Master's degre and 6 years experience or high school diploma/equivalent and 12 years experience. 
  • Software: SQL Server/SQL Server Mgmt Studio, SMTP-based email, Peraton proprietary software (AltaScan)
  • Hardware: configuration and network support of customer in house network configuring; troubleshooting servers and laptops (commercial and custom builds) on Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM and IBM combatable PC's and laptops
  • Virtual Systems Administration: Virtual servers management on VMWare, AWS, MS Hyper-V
  • Network/Systems Administration: Manage Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, and Group Policies, LAN/WAN, Cisco Routers & Switch Configuration, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS* Operating systems: Windows v10 & 11, Windows Server 2019 & 2022
  • Configure and analyze Security Information and Event Monitoring platforms, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems, and log management systems; perform log collection, analysis, correlation, alerting, and threat hunting.
  • Cyber Security Reporting, Training and Mentoring; Help Desk support experience

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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