System Administrator in Fort Meade, MD at Booz Allen Hamilton

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Number: R0024939

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

System Administrator

Key Role:

Provide system administration and software support for field exploitation systems within the client program. Perform Linux system setup and management for both physical and virtual Operating Systems (OS), including provisioning, configuration, patching and update management, and platform securing or hardening. Provide manual and automated system management across widely dispersed Linux systems and provide drastic system scalability, including from 2 to 200 systems via virtualization. Administer and configure virtual machines and VM clusters, work with developers of existing systems to comprehend how to virtualize their current systems, and automate system administration functionality, including providing automatic patch installation. Research, evaluate, and recommend methods and products for protecting computer data and applications and develop technical documentation, including system administration architecture documentation and diagrams, configurations, baselines, and administrative procedures and instructions. Coordinate with developers to define operational system security requirements, develop System Security Plans and related security documentation, and coordinate system security accreditation and authorizations. Identify security weaknesses and propose technical solutions to mitigate them.

Basic Qualifications:

-10+ years of experience with systems administration

-5+ years of experience with administering Linux or UNIX systems

-Experience with Linux Volume Manager, Linux firewall configuration, including iptables, and server management

-Experience with provisioning systems, configuring systems, patching and managing systems, and securing or hardening systems

-Experience with administering virtual machines and developing and implementing system configuration scripts in Perl, Bourne, Bash, or C-Shell 

-Experience with using Puppet or SALT for system configuration management, Kickstart, NAT, and gateway set-up

-Experience with building, deploying, and working with Red Hat Package Manager modules (RPMs)

-Knowledge of Cisco and Dell routers and switches

-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

-BS degree or 5 additional years of experience in systems administration in lieu of a degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with deploying software updates to remote systems

-Experience in planning and implementing requirements associated with the agency’s Secure the Net (STN) and Secure the Enterprise (STE) initiatives


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.

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

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