Linux Administrator, Senior

The Challenge:

What if you could use your hardware and software skills to improve the technology supporting data science and analytics? 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 server and systems administration with a solid background in containerization and understanding of DevOps to help us build, configure, and maintain a state-of-the-art data analytics environment for the US military.

As a systems administrator on our project, you’ll install and configure the new server environment to meet the requirements of a reengineered database environment supporting the data science and analytics effort. You'll apply industry standards for maintaining security in accordance with DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). You’ll help customers overcome the challenges that come with data migration, database reengineering, analytics, and data discovery with DevOps tools like Chef and Puppet. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management. Your technical expertise will be vital as you evaluate and recommend new Web component-related software and tools. Your experience and communication skills will come in handy as you guide your clients through migration planning and implementation. This is an opportunity to broaden your skillset into areas like Hadoop, Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes or tools, and data science and analytics. We focus on growing as a team, so you’ll share your expertise through leadership and mentoring as you help the team work 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 sustainable processes, patching, and maintenance of the new environment from the ground-up on this new environment.

Administer virtual machines, Linux and Windows operating systems, and applications for advanced closed analytic network. Maintain hardware devices and software, perform installation of new software tools and analytic libraries, and manage a large database server environment used for data science and analytics and cluster analytic services, including Hadoop and Spark. Support the analytic team to ensure maximum availability and optimal performance of all servers, including installation, administration, maintenance, patching, backup management, performance tuning, and monitoring. Perform backup and recovery services, as required.

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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:

-4+ years of experience with Linux system administration

-Experience with managing UNIX and Red Hat or CentOS Linux variants while creating or maintaining associated documentation of the environment

-Knowledge of the VirtualBox hypervisor environment and operating systems, including installation, configuration, maintenance, patching, triage, and hardening and operating system logs, tools, and monitoring functions

-Knowledge of Big Data environments including Hadoop, HortonWorks Platform, and virtual machine software

-Ability to configure and monitor infrastructure and operating system-level services including DHCP, DNS, NFS, NTP, and cron-jobs

-Knowledge of and ability both document and comply with STIGs

-Active Secret clearance required

-BA or BS degree

-Security+ Certification

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with Shell scripting

-Experience with deploying and administering Atlassian tools, including JIRA, Confluence, and Slack

-Knowledge of methodology and federal information system policies, including NIST 800.53, FISMA, the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), and configuration management

-Linux+ Certification


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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