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Systems Administrator

Company: Perspecta
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Peraton Overview

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).


Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.


Peraton is searching for a full time Systems Administrator to join our team as we maintain and support the next generation of applications for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile program. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for managing the operating environment that consists of Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Linux. He or she will help manage the classified lab by ensuring the software development and test environments are in their proper configuration. This is an outstanding opportunity for a tech-minded person who is passionate about using leading edge tools for the team to reliably deliver our products to our customers.

Essential Duties and Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization (Microsoft and Red Hat)
  • Ensuring that our software environments are running the latest versions/builds of our third-party integrators/co-developers
  • Install and upgrade computer hardware components and software
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications to management and IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of developer and tester environments
  • Lead support efforts, making sure all server/desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions
  • Help plan for future needs both software and hardware

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience desired
  • 3-5 years of network administration, or system administration experience
  • System administration and IT certifications in Linux, Microsoft, or other network related fields are a plus
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, Hyper-V, RHEV, VMWare, or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols
  • Experience with scripting, automation tools (Ansible etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing IT operations best practices
  • Ability to work with various IT stakeholders: SW Development, Operations, Corporate IT
  • An existing security clearance to at least the level of SECRET is highly desired

For Colorado Residents
Colorado Salary Minimum: $61,339.20
Colorado Salary Maximum:$131,144.00

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Perspecta's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Perspecta provides a variety of benefits to employees.

Keywords: Perspecta, Santa Clara , Systems Administrator, Other , Santa Clara, California

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