Linux Systems Administrator

Software Engineering / Development / Architecture



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Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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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.


Peraton is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Kearneysville, WV (hybrid work schedule; must be local to office). The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton’s Infrastructure Managed Service (IMS) Program, for the Unites States Coast Guard (USCG). This initiative is modernizing and consolidating the engineering and operational environment under a managed service to better support the services provided to the USCG. As part of the IMS program, the System Administrator will be responsible for providing guidance across the Technical Services team, including requirements definition, design, implementation, and testing.


Duties include but are not limited to: 


  • Providing administration and operations and maintenance support on Linux RedHat version 6 or later.
  • Providing quality services, including responsively communicating with customers, analyzing tickets to identify issues, developing proposed solutions, and resolving tickets.
  • Monitor system performance and troubleshoot issues proactively.
  • Perform routine system backups and ensure data integrity.
  • Assist in user account management and permissions.
  • Collaborate with senior administrators to develop and document standard operating procedures.
  • Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of new software and hardware solutions.
  • Work on special projects and tasks as assigned by senior team members.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience; 0 years with MS/MA; 6 years with High School Diploma/ equivalent
  • Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret security clearance
  • Experiencing supporting Linux RedHat version 6 or later
  • Ability to support core business hours and on-call support during non-core business hours.
  • Minimum of 1 of the below certication’s is required:
    • CompTia Security+
    • CISSP
    • CISM
    • CEH
  • Must have the ability to obtain DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level II or higher certification upon hire

Target Salary Range

$51,000 - $82,000. 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
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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