Job Description

Annapolis Junction,MD,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Engineer and Tech Lead

The Opportunity:

Your combination of people skills, leadership experience, and technical proficiency makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to lead a technical team to improve the technology supporting our client’s no-fail, unique mission? We’re looking for an experienced engineer to direct a technical team in building, maintaining, and protecting tailored virtual infrastructure supporting global missions focused on seeking out and eliminating cyberspace threats to defend the U.S and its allies.

As the Lead Engineer on our project, you’ll ensure the current infrastructure is functional and available, and constantly look for ways to optimize the infrastructure using the latest technology and the best implementation strategies. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management, and through your subject matter expertise help mitigate and respond to threats quickly, restoring operations and limiting the impact. Your technical expertise will be vital as you identify problem areas and opportunities for improved cybersecurity in a mission critical network. You’ll coach your team to better understand the network by turning metrics into information and explaining their meaning. This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset with a wide variety of tools and techniques in the cybersecurity field. We focus on growing as a team, so you’ll share your expertise through leadership and mentoring as you help the teamwork through challenges and develop new methodologies. As a technical leader, you’ll interface directly with client leadership as you identify new opportunities to modernize the network to help your customers meet their needs. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve the DoD’s defend forward mission space to ultimately disrupt malicious cyber activity.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • Experience in a system engineering, system administration, or cybersecurity lead role
  • Experience with Linux system administration and Virtual Machine Management
  • Experience with Splunk Fundamentals, basic incident response procedures, and analysis
  • Experience with leading technical teams
  • Knowledge of the basic functions and configurations of Bro Zeek
  • Ability to perform Nessus scans and review results, firewall configurations, and Linux hosts for indicators of compromise and hardening for Linux systems
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • HS diploma or GED and 10+ years of experience with Linux or Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience with Linux

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience with writing scripts to tie together services, functionalities, and tools using technologies, including Python, Bash, and Ansible
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira ticketing, and NiagaraFiles (NiFi) deployments, provisioning virtual infrastructure, and allocating virtual infrastructure hosting software, including MISP, HIVE, CORTEX, WikiJS, VPN, and SecurityOnion
  • Experience with container provisioning tools, including Docker
  • Experience with creating and debugging Splunk Dashboards and creating Snort rules
  • Experience with threat hunting or DoD cyber defensive
  • Experience with cloud architecture
  • Ability to use Splunk to hunt for indicators of compromise, create Splunk Dashboards, and review Suricata logs
  • Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering
  • IAM Level II Certification, including CISSP, CISM, or CASP+ CE


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.  

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 $106,200.00 to $242,000.00 (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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