Cyber Systems Engineer

United States


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...

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Peraton is seeking a Cyber Systems Engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The ideal candidate will maintain the infrastructure by installing and configuring system software and hardware, monitoring system performance, resolving customer tickets within JIRA and supporting system incident troubleshooting calls. This program focuses on delivering comprehensive Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support for a large-scale, complex biometric IT system hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). By leveraging AWS's robust infrastructure and advanced capabilities, we ensure optimal performance, scalability, and security for our biometric solutions. 


If you enjoy learning about new technologies and applying them to provide cutting-edge services to customers, Peraton is the place for you. With a strong focus on biometric security and the science of fingerprint, face, and iris recognition, we develop state-of-the-art technologies that preserve freedom and advance human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has placed us at the forefront of numerous technological advancements. We continue to innovate, with our employees not only being part of history but also actively making it.


The qualified applicant is expected to be on-call for a week at a time approximately 4 – 6 times a year.  This role is 100% Remote with core hours between 9 am – 3 pm (EST) Monday – Friday.


Day to Day Work Responsibilities:

  • Closely interact with the government customer to achieve system objectives, provide ticket updates, and system status updates. 
  • Help develop, document, communicate, and enforce a network technology policy.
  • Be responsible for the installation and configuration of new software and hardware, including the server network, devices, and firewalls.
  • Be responsible for monitoring system performance, IT system operations and storage utilization.
  • Plan for necessary hardware or software upgrades to support system growth.
  • Manage user accounts and assets and assign and update security permissions on the network according to security policy.
  • Provide support with escalated help desk requests.
  • Have experience with RHEL, Windows & other open-source technologies.
  • Perform typical system administrative activities.
  • Review systems performance logs to identify anomalies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Identify root cause and documenting troubleshooting steps to resolution.
  • Support active directory/LDAP, certificate services, network communications, and group policy and security compliance.
  • Provide Tier III support (problem/incident management).
  • Work independently and in team settings to achieve key project/program objectives and deliverables.


Required Qualifications:  

  • US Citizenship required, Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS Public Trust clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience or Master’s degree and 3 years’ experience or HS diploma/equivalent and 9 years experience. 
  • Experience with OpenShift 4 required.
  • Expert knowledge of RHEL, Windows, & other open-source technologies.
  • Cloud Systems Administration experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS certifications a PLUS.
  • Experience with Splunk.
  • Experience with Ansible Automation Platform.
  • Experience with Jenkins, JFrog, and similar toolsets
  • Experience with AWS or AWS GovCloud & native AWS administrative tools and dashboards.
  • Experience with patching.
  • Experience with JIRA Ticketing systems preferred.
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile methodologies.

Peraton Overview

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.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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Tags: Active Directory Agile Ansible Automation AWS Clearance Cloud Compliance DevOps Firewalls Jenkins Jira LDAP Monitoring Splunk Windows

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: North America
Country: United States

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