System Administration Lead / Space Programs

  • Peraton,
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • 10 hours ago
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Peraton
System, Manager, IT, Security, Windows, IIS, Project, Linux
Full Time

Job Description

Peraton is looking for a System Administration Lead who will be responsible for the oversight and management of a team of system administrators, as well as provide subject matter expertise and insight to the team. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

Primary roles and responsibilities:
  • Direct and monitor the daily activities of the system administrator team.
  • Develop efficiencies within the system administration group to best determine balanced workloads based on skillsets.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the area of system administration to direct reports, as well as project management.
  • Create, manage, and maintain HR documentation for all direct reports, including training certifications, yearly goals, and performance improvement plans.
  • Assist Department Manager with the creation and presentation of contractual deliveries and reports to NASA.
  • Closely work with the IT Security lead and ISSO formulate plans of action for any type of system vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor IT Security reporting software programs daily to identify system vulnerabilities, and establish remediation plans with direct reports.
  • Serve as an audit and/or compliance lead for the system administration group.
  • Triage work tickets to direct reports.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Department Manager.


Additional skillsets and responsibilities:
  • Prior MS Windows system administration experience, including
    • Active directory experience in Server 2012R2/2016/2019
    • GPO creation and management
    • WSUS management
    • IIS management
  • Prior Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) system administration experience, including
    • RPM patch management (Spacewalk experience a plus)
    • Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of distributed file systems and disk quota management
  • Experience with VMWare product suite, including
    • ESXi Server infrastructure
    • vCenter configuration and management knowledge
    • vMotion configuration and management knowledge
  • Experience with MS Windows and RHEL system hardening, patching, and remediation
  • Experience with server monitoring, capacity management, and event alert response
  • Experience with system event log configuration
  • Basic knowledge of packet routing, and firewall maintenance
  • Experience with IT security concepts, best practices, and any relevant certifications a very strong plus.
  • Experience with MS Project and SharePoint a strong plus


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science, or other related science.
  • 3 years' experience in management or leadership of employees
  • 5 years' experience MS Windows and Red Hat Linux administration
  • 3 years' experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
  • 3 years' experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.
  • Security clearance - this position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.


Desired Qualifications
  • Completed Security + certification.
  • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
  • Experience in root cause analysis.
  • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.
  • Experience with NIST 800.53 security controls.


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Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


Company Information

Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Dice Id : 91005870
Position Id : 2021-11275
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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