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Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) Security Operator - Military veterans preferred

Peraton (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee

Las Cruces
New Mexico
United States

Peraton has an opening for a Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) Security Operator at the White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. The Security Operator will join a team of professionals responsible for monitoring and maintaining the security posture of networked equipment pools.
Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting constellation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems which support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

What you'll do:
Security Monitoring
Certificate Management
Key Management
Network Security Audit
SW Security Updates
Network Scans
Security Device Maintenance
Assist and actively participate with real-time security anomalies, within the Linux, Networking, Windows Server, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) disciplines.
Managing day-to-day security posture by assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, demands, and customer expectations.
Documenting and reporting event and resolution tasks, along with analyzing system logs.
Collaborating with other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to restore service and/or identify system issues, and periodically supporting the integration of new system baselines as required.
Subject to working rotating shifts, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as part of normal shift scheduling.
Other duties as assigned.

You'd be a great fit if you have:
A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in an IT, Computer, Communication or other Technical Program of study and 0-2 years of experience.
In lieu of degree, 6+ years of experience may be substituted for education.
The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.

It'd be even better if you have:
An active Interim Secret or Secret security clearance.
Experience in a large-scale, high-stress, dynamic environment requiring immediate response and a strong sense of urgency.
Experience integrating new functionalities and components in an operational system.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers and TDRS management.
Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

What you'll get:
An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Company-paid infertility treatments
Cross-training and professional development opportunities
The ability to influence major initiatives
This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton
Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.
EEO Statement
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.

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