Virtualization Systems Administrator

Cloud and Infrastructure Services


Kansas City

Secondary Location:

Camp Lejeune

Telecommute Options:

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.


Virtualization Systems Administrator

Location:  Kansas City MO (will consider Quantico MCB VA and Camp Lejuene NC)



We are seeking a Virtualization Systems Administrator to:

  • Support US Marine Corps (USMC) enterprise-level hybrid cloud data center engineering, implementation, operations and cybersecurity
  • Enable USMC world-wide customers to host mission critical applications in multi-cloud environments to support warfighter requirements

What you will do:


As a Virtualization Systems Administrator you will support the USMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Hosting environment supporting operations in on-prem, AWS, Azure, VMWare Cloud on AWS and other cloud environments

  • Designs, deploys, maintains, configures, and sustains virtualization infrastructure (VMWare, Azure & AWS) and datacenter monitoring and management applications, including: VMWare's Aria Operations and Orchestration suites, APC StruxureWare DCE, PRTG, FTP Solutions, and any monitoring agents and plugins and integrations associated with these or other applications or cloud environments.
  • Designs, deploys, maintains, configures, and sustains hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, multi-tenant virtualization, management and orchestration tools such as VMware Cloud Director (VCD) and Aria Automation.
  • Hardens, maintains vulnerability management posture, and supports development of POA&M to ensure compliance of management and monitoring tools with cybersecurity requirements and approved secure configurations.
  • Serves as an application/infrastruture SME; leading investigation and diagnosis, workaround enactment, root cause analysis and resolution for all incidents and problems.
  • Coordinates within Operations teams and event/incident/problem management staff to identify appropriate alerting levels, dashboards, processes, response actions, and supports configuration of tools to provide highly effective proactive management and monitoring capabilities
  • Works with Training Developer and TAC lead to develop and deliver training on new infrastructure systems, management and monitoring tools to operations and Technical Assistance Center teams.
  • Participates in engineering, design, planning, project, and evaluation efforts to recommend and execute architectural changes
  • Monitors vendor notices and releases and coordinates with vendors for updates, security issues, and new capability delivery to incorporate required changes and evaluate and implement best practices in datacenter operations
  • Creates and maintains application documentation including engineering, operations, process, procedure and work instructions for the implementation, operation and maintenance of management and monitoring systems.
  • Identify opportunities to automate management and monitoring of data center infrastructure.
  • Participate in all ITSM, RMF, Project Management, and Agile processes that drive HCS operations
  • Provide regular on-site support for unclassified/classified application systems Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 AM CST and 5:00 PM CST.   (Core Hours 0900-1500 local)
  • Participate in after-hours and weekend on-call rotation with a maximum of a 1 hour recall time.


  • HS 12-14, BS 8-10, MS 6-8, PhD 3-5.
  • US Dod Secret Clearance.
  • IAT Level II certification.
  • Candidate must be of a senior level and possess general knowledge pertaining to multiple technical disciplines associated with datacenter operations (Hardware, Networking, Storage, OS, Virtualization, etc.), Linux System Administration.
  • Experience with the configuration of data center virtualization and monitoring solutions, intermediate skill and experience operating VMware vSphere – VMware Data Center Virtualization fundamentals at minimum.
  • Experience configuring monitoring through VMware Aria Operations Manager (vROPS) or other comparable management and monitoring system.
  • Experience operating and configuring VMWare Cloud Director (VCD).
  • Fundamental understanding of ITIL Processes, Project Management Principles, Agile project approach.
  • Experience configuring and hardening systems for operations on DOD/USMC systems.
  • Experience working with vendors to resolve complex outages or system issues including identifying vulnerabilities and risks associated with security considerations.
  • Experience developing Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M) for DOD security vulnerabilities.
  • Experience and skill in documenting system configurations.
  • Desired: VMWare Certification, AWS or Azure certification.

Benefits:  At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best, beyond the work you do with us daily. We are 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.

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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