Job Description

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Linux Systems 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 the Intelligence Community? We’re looking for a system administrator who specializes in maintaining the security posture of a linux computing environment for a team of 30 analysts and developers performing data science activities and developing forward-looking models to enhance strategic decisions about Information Technology performance and capacity. 

As a system administrator on our project, you’ll manage user accounts, maintain the security posture of 3 environments and monitor the performance and health of the systems and data-processing applications. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management.  

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.  

This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset into areas like Site Reliability Engineering and Cloud Computing. 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. Work with us and resolve daily challenges as we build models to improve the reliability and performance of some of the largest data warehouses and data processing platforms in the Intelligence Community.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience with system administration for U.S. Government customers
  • Experience with maintaining and administering virtual machines, both Windows and Linux
  • Experience administering servers in AWS environments
  • Experience with maintaining system compliance and accreditation
  • Experience with setting up and configuring system monitoring tools such as Nagios, Splunk or Elastic
  • Experience with troubleshooting technical issues in custom software
  • Experience coordinating larger-scale systems administration efforts across multiple technical teams and/or organizations
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain IAT Level II certification within 180 days of start date

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience with system state management tools, such as Ansible for Linux and Desired State Configuration (DSC) for Windows
  • Experience with source control tools, such as Git
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python
  • Experience with system scripting languages, such as Bash and PowerShell
  • Experience with writing technical documentation
  • Experience with maintaining Elasticsearch or Elastic-stack products
  • Experience identifying and resolving security advisories and apply​ing vendor patches
  • Ability to maintain software development infrastructure supporting three environments, including developing, testing, and producing in a fast-paced, highly technical environment
  • IAT Level II certification preferred


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 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 $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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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