Peraton designs global communications networks using best-in-class systems, software, tools, and sustainment engineering processes. Our trained engineering experts simplify complex networking challenges and deliver integrated, highly reliable capabilities. We focus on ensuring the security of customer mission operations, and we strive for excellence through continuous improvement and flawless execution. Peraton has a compelling opportunity to transition, sustain, and modernize mission critical networks for a unique customer in the Washington Metro Area (WMA). Peraton responsibilities include review of the current system architecture, sustainment of current operations, design of a new cloud-based architecture, development and deployment of new capabilities, and continual system refresh and enhancement. Required Qualifications Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Conducts cost/benefit analysis and provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducts testing of network design. Responsible for monitoring network hardware operations to ensure properly set configuration options. Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network. Advises network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. May be assigned responsibility for the management of the systems administration function, including associated staff. Bachelors Degree with 5+ Years experience, Masters Degree with 3+ Years experience , or PhD Degree. Active Top Secret Clearance required with the ability to obtain a higher level clearance if needed. 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.