Job Description

Annapolis Junction,MD,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Network Operations Center Systems Administrator SME, Senior

The Opportunity:  

Your combination of people skills, leadership experience, and technical proficiency makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to lead a technical team to improve the technology supporting our client’s no-fail, unique mission? We’re looking for an experienced systems administrator who specializes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to direct a technical team in building and maintaining tailored virtual infrastructure supporting global missions focused on seeking out and eliminating cyberspace threats to defend the United States and its allies.

As the lead systems administrator on our project, you’ll ensure the current infrastructure is functional and available, and constantly look for ways to optimize the infrastructure using the latest technology and the best implementation strategies. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management. Your technical expertise will be vital as you identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement in a mission critical network. You’ll coach your team to better understand the network by turning metrics into information and explaining their meaning. This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset with tools such as Ansible, oVirt, pfSense, FreeIPA, Docker, Jira, and Confluence. 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 technical leader, you’ll interface directly with client leadership as you identify new opportunities to modernize the network to help your customers meet their needs. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve the DoD’s defend forward mission space to ultimately disrupt malicious cyber activity.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • Experience in a System Engineering or System Administration role

  • Experience in Linux system administration and Virtual Machine Management

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • HS diploma or GED and 6+ years of experience with Linux or Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience with Linux

Nice If You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience leading a technical team of 5+ technicians

  • Experience with writing scripts to tie together services, functionalities, and tools using technologies, including Python, Bash and Ansible

  • Experience in advanced troubleshooting of network, firewall, system, and application issues including but not limited to oVirt, FreeIPA, and pfSense

  • Experience with Confluence, Jira ticketing, and NiagaraFiles (NiFi) deployments

  • Experience with provisioning virtual infrastructure and allocating virtual infrastructure hosting software such as MISP, HIVE, CORTEX, WikiJS, VPN, and SecurityOnion

  • Experience with container provisioning tools such as Docker

  • Ability to use automation tools and Infrastructure-as-Code to manage installations, pipelines, and scripting

  • Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Bachelor's degree in CS, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering

  • Linux and Cloud Certifications


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 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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