Senior Systems Administrator

Technical Support / Help Desk
Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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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.


Peraton is actively seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to join our dynamic Cyber Mission business unit in Jessup, MD. In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in supporting one of the most extensive engineering contracts across the Intelligence Community. This full-time opportunity demands 1,880 hours of dedicated support annually, based at a customer's site.


As a Senior Systems Administrator, you will be instrumental in crafting system administration solutions that align with our strategic goals. Your responsibilities will include the creation of comprehensive bills of materials, innovative network designs, and detailed diagrams, ensuring robust documentation for new and upgraded installations.


Your collaboration with network, storage, and server teams will be crucial in developing solutions to complex challenges. You will assess and respond to demands for new systems, tailoring them to accommodate capacity needs and user specifications. Additionally, you will evaluate the necessary power, space, cooling, and funding requirements to realize these projects successfully.


Join Peraton to leverage your expertise in a role where you can truly make an impact, delivering technical solutions that further our capabilities within the Intelligence Community.


Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years’ experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required. Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.   
  • DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or higher is required. 
  • Ability to break down complex problem space, formulate technical strategies, build action plans, and track progress against established baselines to resolve technical challenges and meet customer expectations.
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of IT systems, to include user accounts and workstations.
  • Provide support for the dispatch system and remain involved in the resolution process.
  • Configure and manage LINUX, UNIX, and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating systems software, troubleshoot, maintain integrity of and configuration.

Individual Capabilities/Experience Desired:

  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups to complete tasks bounded by constraints.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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.

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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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