Job Description

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System Administrator

The Opportunity:

Your combination of people skills and system administrator expertise makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to improve the technology supporting defense research scientists and engineers? We’re looking for a system administrator who will be responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of UNIX systems.

As a system administrator on our project, you’ll troubleshoot server errors, install new system hardware, respond to user issues, and monitor the customer network to provide insight and performance management. You will play a critical role in recognizing trends and issues quickly and take appropriate action for a timely resolution. Your attention to detail will allow the team and our clients to foresee and anticipate any upcoming risks, identify existing risks, and take necessary measures to eliminate them.

Your system administrator expertise will be vital as you identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement in a mission-critical network. You’ll help your team better understand the network by turning metrics into information and explaining their meaning.  

We focus on growing as a team, so you’ll share your expertise through leadership and mentoring as you help the team work through challenges and develop new methodologies. As a system administrator leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to modernize the network, so your clients achieve their goals.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 4+ years of experience working as a System Administrator
  • Experience installing, monitoring, or upgrading systems on company servers or computers
  • Experience with standardized backup, recovery, or security policies, and applying patches or upgrades when necessary
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure architecture
  • Knowledge of Unix and Linux operating systems, storage environments, network protocols, and file systems
  • Knowledge of technologies such as Ubuntu, RedHat or CentOS Linux, Solaris, VMWare, and KVM, and multiple information technologies, including operating systems, server virtualization, cloud-based infrastructure, automation, and middleware
  • Ability to provide resolution of hardware or software platform problems in complex, multi-layered environment
  • Secret clearance  
  • Associate's degree 

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience with high availability, disaster recovery, and load balancer concepts
  • Experience with wired and wireless networking hardware and architectures
  • Experience with Virtual LAN (VLAN) setup and configuration and Virtual Private Networks
  • Experience with server configuration and automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Cobbler, Kickstart, and CloudFormation
  • Possession of excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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