Job Description

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Cyber Tools SME

The Opportunity:
Are you ready to shape cyber defense for clients? Are you looking for an opportunity to help design a layered defense approach to protecting data and networks from the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks? If you want to make a difference and contribute to the security and protection of your client's information and have a passion for using cyber tools, specifically Tanium, to achieve these ends, you want to join our team as a Tanium SME.

As a Tanium SME and Administrator on our security architecture, engineering, and sustainment team, you will be responsible for assessing a client's as-is security architecture and guiding the client in the design or re-design of their security implementation around Tanium, using the tool as a component of a layered security approach. You will consult on Tanium and its various roles and, as required by the client, design roles and the agency's Tanium implementation IAW industry best practices, and work with a group of talented cyber security professionals with expertise in a variety of cyber security tools. You will work individually or in a small integrated team, and may also lead a task, project, or team.

You will ensure project completion and provide guidance and direction to lower-level technicians, specialists, and managers. You will direct multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through to project completion. You will perform systems administration of cyber tool sets with a focus on Tanium and server systems connected to networks across multiple classification domains. You will provide support to developmental and operational systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for client, server, storage, and network devices. You'll configure and manage UNIX and Windows operating systems and install or load operating systems and application software as necessary. You'll actively and passively scan for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations and develop automated Tanium scripts to do the same across the client's enterprise. You'll provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of issues with Tanium or integration of Tanium with other tools.

You Have:

  • 6+ years of experience as an IT systems administrator, installing and configuring cyber tools, including Palo Alto, Trellix, Forescout, or Splunk
  • Experience with Windows and Linux server
  • Experience with remediation, STIG compliance, and security scans, including SCCM, MECM, or ACAS
  • Ability to identify, diagnose, and resolve technical issues and problems with installed software and applications
  • Active TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam
  • HS diploma or GED and 14+ years of experience with cybersecurity or enterprise network architecture projects, Associate’s degree and 12+ years of experience with cybersecurity or enterprise network architecture projects, or Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience with cybersecurity or enterprise network architecture projects
  • DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CySA+, GICSP, or CND
  • DoD 8570.01-M Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) - Infrastructure Support (IS) Certification, including CEH, CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI, CFR, Cloud+, or CND

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with DoD Risk Management Framework
  • Experience with managing AD and Group Policies
  • Experience with working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) or Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Knowledge of Security Information Event Management (SIEM) platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate across teams
  • Ability to automate tasks using Ansible, PowerShell, or Bash
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level III Certification, including CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP or Associate, GCED, or GCIH
  • Tanium Certification, including Certified Administrator, Certified Specialist Cloud Deployment


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI 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 develop 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 $81,800.00 to $186,000.00 (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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