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Linux System Administrator/Application Support Specialist in Alexandria, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 4/4/2019

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Job Number: R0049128

Linux System Administrator/Application Support Specialist

The Challenge:

What if you could use your hardware and software skills to improve the technology supporting the DoD? With so much relying on complex systems, a skilled systems administrator can be the difference that makes a project successful. We’re looking for a systems administrator who specializes in Linux-based application support to help us field an advanced analytical platform for big data.

As a systems administrator on our project, you’ll manage the configuration for several Linux-based applications for a big data and analytics platform, apply security patches, manage deployments, and troubleshoot issues. You’ll help customers overcome the challenges that come with scaling a fast-growing platform, including a migration to a Cloud environment and integration of DevOps tools like Chef and Ansible. Your technical expertise will be vital as you identify opportunities for automation and improvement in a mission critical network. Your experience and communication skills will come in handy as you guide your clients through migration planning and implementation. This is an opportunity to gain experience in maintaining a Cloud environment, as well as the integration of Cloud native services and maintaining and integrating various big data technologies. We focus on growing as a team, so we’ll share techniques, work through challenges, and develop new methodologies together. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve analytical decision making across the entire DoD.

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Build Your Career:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you can expect:

-              access to experts in virtually every field

-              a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

-              opportunities that provide stability while offering variety

You’ll also have access to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical courses, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training with the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications? Take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site bootcamps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want, as you chart your own course for success.

You Have:

-3+ years of experience in an infrastructure, application support, or application development role

-Experience with configuring and troubleshooting Linux-based applications and taking corrective actions to ensure availability and performance

-Experience with CentOS and RedHat Linux 7 or comparable Linux distributions

-Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience in designing, implementing, or consulting with distributed applications

-Experience with maintaining a Hadoop ecosystem

-Experience with Chef, Puppet, or Ansible capabilities for managing patch updates and configuration changes

-Experience with managing on-premise or Cloud environments using platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Milcloud 2.0 MS Azure, Google Cloud, or Oracle

-Possession of excellent leadership skills to be used for consensus building and mentoring

-Top Secret clearance preferred

-BS degree in CS or Engineering


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.

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