Cyber Systems Engineering, Lead Associate

    • Peraton
  • College Park, MD
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 146,000.00 - 234,000.00 per year
Full Time


Microsoft Windows
Network operations
Systems engineering
System administration
Open source
Remote access
Computer networking
Operating systems
Data recovery
Computer science
Computer engineering
Network engineering
Security clearance
Software development
Adobe AIR
Computer hardware

Job Details

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.

This position is an integral member of the Peraton Labs Network Systems and Cyber Mission Sector team supporting a customer site in College Park, Maryland.

Responsibilities may include:

Implement, maintain, and enhance complex and diverse research infrastructure systems and their appropriate security posture.
Perform Linux and Microsoft Windows system administration tasks.
Windows and Linux server system administration
Integrating GOTS/COTS/open-source solutions
Virtualization technologies
Networking and TCP/IP protocols
Storage technologies
Remote access
Install, configure, and troubleshoot IT/networking hardware and software in classified and unclassified spaces; Activate network ports including patch network when needed.
Interface with the customer as well as monitor and direct subcontract tasking
Implement, maintain, and enhance a complex and diverse development environment.
Prepare and maintain images for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Configure new systems and apply best practice security configuration on computers, servers, and network equipment.
Perform system and anti-virus tool updates regularly.
Install, configure and troubleshoot hardware, networking devices and software.
Implement physical controls.
Physically setup, cable, and power computers in classified and unclassified spaces for new programs or new computer additions; Activate network ports including patch network when needed.
Devise information system backup mechanism for program's specific requirements; perform system/date backup and archive logs according to security plan; exercise system and data recovery procedures regularly.
Create custom solution or provide commercial tool recommendations to automate audits procedures where SCAP Compliant Checker lacks proper functions to support. Examples include automated log rotation, mechanism to alert audit process failures, or scripts to detect inactive accounts.
Support ISSM to perform audit tasks as needed.
Develop and execute approved procedures for sanitizing and releasing system components and media.
Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
Complete required trainings timely

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline with Six (6) years of experience, or a Master's Degree with four (4) years' experience, or a Ph.D with two (2) years' experience. 4 years of additional related experience will suffice in lieu of a degree.
Experience with Windows and/or Linux server system administration as well as network engineering.
Experience designing, developing, and delivering IT and telecommunications systems and solutions.
Ability to work complex projects as a senior contributor within a development team consisting of customer and subcontractor personnel.
Active TS SCI security clearance with a current polygraph is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to interface with the customer as well as monitor and direct subcontractor tasking.
Strong communication skills required to work as part of an integrated team consisting of the customer, subcontractors, and other Peraton personnel.
Solid understanding of modern computer network operations and capability development processes
Solid understanding of the basic principles of modern computer networking, including hardware, software, associated tools, protocols, and Internet architecture
Experience with the management and execution of large-scale software development and sustainment efforts.
Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships in all levels of the organization.
Experience with operational mission partners in the DoD.
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 participation in an attractive bonus plan.



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
Life & Disability Insurance
Career Development
Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
Paid Parental Leave
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, & Vision Care