Windows Automation Engineer SME

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture
Public Trust



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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 currently seeking skilled and qualified candidates for their Windows Automation SME position located in Raleigh, NC. This position is a hybrid role with requirements to be on-site two to three times a week. This position will support the team and provide automation development support in the form of developing automation capabilities to ensure functionality and usability is aligned with the organization’s priorities, enabling delivery teams to do their work effectively.  The engineer should have a deep familiarity with Windows Server automation and typical applications support associated with these platforms. This role will be responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of central IT infrastructure and applications.


Day to Day Work Responsibilities:

  • Provide SME level infrastructure management and automation support.
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with system engineers, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.
  • Develop, maintain, document, and automate technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Documents current environments, SOPS, future directions, technical designs, change tickets, and other items for internal operations as well as external auditors.
  • Will be the escalation point for other team members and knowledgeable of all team technologies.
  • Responds to engagements from the tier 2 operations teams to provide production fixes and root cause analysis. Available on a pager rotation for 24x7 support
  • Contributes to team projects, leads demos and presentations, helps new engineers learn established norms.
  • Achieves product commitments (and influences others to do the same) by using informal leadership & highly developed communication skills and contributes to or led technology communities.
  • Uses automation, system tools, and open-source solutions, in daily work.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years’ experience, master’s degree with 6+ years’ experience or high school diploma/GED with 12+ years’ experience.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Green Card Holder (Must reside within the U.S. the past five years with no more than six months travel outside the U.S. during this time frame).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • SME-level accountability for a specific technology and backup/secondary responsibility for another technology.
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Windows Server technologies.
  • Strong Powershell or Ansible scripting experience, especially with the goal of automation
  • Experience working under a Change Management umbrella, with strong policies and approval chain.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong engineering mindset throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Able to take responsibility and will pro-actively look to identify and improve existing processes and practices within the environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with AWX / Ansible Tower
  • Experience with different languages to include Python, Perl, Ruby, PowerShell or equivalent.
  • Experience with containers to include Kubernetes and/or Docker.
  • Solid Understanding of modern operating systems and network technologies sufficient to automate associated processes – Windows / SLES / RHEL
  • Integration of Git, in continuous deployment
  • Strong experience with DevOps automation tools like Docker, Ansible.

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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