Job Description

San Diego,CA,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
IT Automation Engineer, Lead

The Opportunity 

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in support of the DoD? You understand your customer’s environment and how to develop the right systems for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technical specifications makes you an integral part of delivering a customer-focused engineering solution.

As an automation engineer on our team, you have the chance to design automation systems in support of the DoD program. Your technical expertise will be vital as you evaluate and modernize infrastructure as code, automated compliance checking, and automated pipelines. You’ll develop your skills in IT automation while gaining experience in DoD Engineering. Grow your skills by merging IT systems architecture and automation technologies to create various automation capabilities. Join our team and help turn requirements into accomplishments that drive change.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:

  • 15+ years of experience architecting complex IT Enterprise systems and networks

  • 5+ years of experience with scripting program languages and automation using Python

  • 10+ years of experience with Ansible automation

  • Knowledge of network automation tools

  • Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain CompTIA Security+ certification within 6 months of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with cloud services like AWS or Azure

  • Experience with cloud automation tools, such as terraform

  • Experience with Agile and DevOps development methodologies

  • Experience with build, deployment and release automation, and orchestration, including scripted server builds

  • Experience with establishing and improving infrastructure supporting production, test, and development systems

  • Experience supporting DoD programs and systems with STIG implementation

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server or Linux

  • TS/SCI clearance preferred

  • VMware or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or newer MCSA certification

  • IAT Level II certification


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 $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (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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