Linux System Administrator, Mid

The Challenge:

Your combination of people skills and technical expertise makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to improve the technology supporting an US Air Force client’s mission. We’re looking for a systems administrator who specializes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a solid background in systems administration and network management to help us perform installation and upgrades of production servers and operating systems, applications, and patches.

As a systems administrator on our project, you’ll install and maintain networks through monitoring network management systems, analyzing system logs and perform troubleshooting. Evaluate vendor specifications and securing quotations for hardware and software purchases. Assist with managing property inventory, including software, hardware purchases, and licenses and author documents of lab configurations and network topologies to make the infrastructure better using the latest technology and the best implementation strategies. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management. Your technical expertise will be vital as you identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement in a mission critical network. You’ll help your team better understand the network by turning metrics into information and explaining their meaning. This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset into areas like data links, cybersecurity, and network monitoring. 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 identify new opportunities to modernize the network to help your customers meet their needs. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve security and operations in the National Capital Region.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with designing, maintaining, administering, and troubleshooting Linux environments

  • 3+ years of experience with networking protocols, system architectures, and implementation of network administration

  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze RHEL configurations to solve technical complex issues, offer alternative solutions, and make timely, logical decisions for problem resolution appropriately based on overall client need

  • Secret clearance

  • HS Diploma or GED

  • Security+ Certification must be obtained within 30 days of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with maintaining networks

  • Experience in working with Army and Air Force air defense weapons systems, including ground radar software data, MSCT, JRE, TDF, air surveillance systems, FAA, and Army ground radar

  • Experience in working with network monitoring systems, such as SolarWinds and Splunk

  • Experience with providing 24x7 tiered escalation support model

  • Possession of excellent customer service skills, including on the phone, email, and in person

  • Bachelor's degree in CS or Technology


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.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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