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Linux System Administrator/Test Engineer

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Linux System Administrator and Test Engineer

Peraton Labs in Silver Spring, MD is looking for a full-time Linux System Administrator and Test Engineer. This position supports day-to-day Information Technology (IT) operations for Peraton Labs. The position includes configuration and management of both unclassified and classified IT assets in addition to test engineering on multiple unclassified and classified projects. The candidate will be part of a small team of system and network engineers performing administrative functions for the maintenance, testing, upgrading, and troubleshooting of Peraton Labs' IT infrastructure. The Linux Test Engineer responsibilities would include performing automation and orchestration scripting (Python/Bash) for performing test and validation functions on existing and future contracts as well as maintenance of contract assets. The position requires on-site work in the Silver Spring, Maryland location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage IT Server Rooms
  • Ensure network and computer infrastructure remain available during production hours
  • Perform program data backups
  • Identify root-causes of operational issues and process inefficiencies
  • Provide reports and documentation
  • Install hardware and software as required
  • Monitor security logs for violations and anomalous events; report information security concerns and problems when necessary
  • Continuously maintain a thorough understanding of all configurations, architecture, installed software, accounts (both Operating System and Application), data flows, ports, protocols, and other relevant data for each IT System
  • Work with project members on designing, implementing, maintaining, and running software and hardware test beds


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Security, or Information Technology or equivalent applied experience.
  • Experience with Cyber Security, Information Assurance, or Information System Security
  • 3-10 years of working experience with Linux/Unix (desktop and server), network configuration, firewall configuration, system maintenance, and system compliance
  • minimum of 3 years of experience with scripting (Bash/Python)
  • Experience with containers (docker) and virtualization (Xen, VMware, VirtualBox)
  • Experience with orchestration technologies (Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Experience with networking concepts (DNS,DHCP,SSL,VPN,TCP/IP)
  • Experience in test engineering (testing methodologies, CI/CD)
  • Experience in troubleshooting in a multi-user, high availability environment
  • Experience in maintaining inventory and tracking IT assets
  • Experience in computer repair (desktop and server), troubleshooting, configuration, deployment, and liquidation
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze a problem independently
  • Self-motivated to solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work successfully with limited supervision
  • Current DoD TS clearance

Desired Skills

  • Experience with system architecture and system design modeling tools
  • Experience conducting technical trade studies and assessments
  • TS/SCI Clearance

About Peraton

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds 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 cant 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.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-06-12

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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