System Administrator (O&M)

Cyber Security
Top Secret



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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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 seeking multiple Cyber Systems Administrators to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  The ideal candidate will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes. Peraton’s DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Diplomatic Security Cyber Operations. This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats. Those supporting Peraton’s DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges. 


This position is located in Beltsville, MD. 


You will have the opportunitiy to:

  • Work with Active Directory Administration 
  • Administer accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment  
  • Install, troubleshoot, configure and maintain network infrastructure, cybersecurity systems, workstations, servers, system hardware, software, and peripheral equipment in accordance with Department of State standards  
  • Patch and vulnerability management 
  • Manage, maintain, and provision virtual and storage resources  
  • Administration and maintenance of a Standard Operating Environment (SOE) to include Windows desktops and servers configured in accordance with DOS standards.  
  • Administer, maintain, and enhance a suite of enterprise proactive monitoring tools to monitor health and performance of the DOS cybersecurity tools, networks, and services  
  • Provide service restoration support to include implementing corrective action on documented/known issues, escalating issues for support  
  • Clearly and accurately detail, monitor and track all work through events logged and resolved in government furnished ITSM tool (ticketing system).  
  • Diagnose and resolve customer reported system incidents, problems, and events. Keep users apprised of incident and resolution status 







Basic Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 12 years with BS/BA ▪ Minimum of 10 years with MS/MA ▪ Minimum of 7 years with Ph.D. Four (4) additional years of experience can be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement.
  • Has sufficient background to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems 
  • Skilled at performing analysis at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal 
  • Proficient with performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.  
  • Possess one of the following certifications below: 
    • CASP+ CE
    • CCNA Cyber Ops
    • CCNA-Security
    • CCNP Security
    • CEH
    • CFR
    • CISA
    • CISSP (or Associate)
    • Cloud+
    • CySA+
    • GCED
    • GCIA
    • GCIH
    • GICSP
    • SCYBER
    • VCA DCV
  • You can start on an interim Secret, but will need to be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance (US Citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience supporting the Department of State cyber security mission 

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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