Systems Administrator

The Challenge: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your technical skills with big picture thinking to make an impact in the missions of government agencies? You understand your customer’s environment and how to develop the right systems for their mission. Your ability to translate real-world needs into technical specifications, makes you an integral part of delivering a customer focused engineering solution.

As a systems engineer on our team, you have the chance to design IT systems in support of many different agency mission. Your technical expertise will be vital as you evaluate and modernize systems and environments. You’ll develop your skills in a variety of different technologies while gaining experience in civil, defense, and intelligence industry areas. Grow your skills by merging traditional approaches and new technologies and practices to create solutions and deliverables for our clients. Join our team and help turn requirements into accomplishments that drive change.

Empower change with us.

You Have: 

-3+ years of experience with systems engineering, networking, or systems administration 

-Experience with systems integration or systems engineering and cybersecurity 

-Experience with process improvement

-Experience with requirements gathering

-Experience with the intelligence community 

-Knowledge of database formats, queries, structures, and schema 

-Knowledge of operating systems at the administrative or kernel level 

-TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph 

-BA or BS degree required

Nice If You Have: 

-Experience with working on software development projects, including end-to-end life cycle and test engineering or QA 

-Experience with the installation, configuration, and administration of IT resources, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and network software products 

-Experience with operating system languages and language packs and Cybersecurity products, including anti-virus and endpoint security variants and methods 

-Knowledge of firmware or embedded systems, networking protocols, routing, and firewalls 

-Knowledge of software vulnerabilities and exploits 

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills 


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. 

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

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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