Job Description

Location:
McLean,VA,US
Remote Work:
No
Job Number:
R0191758
Network Systems Administrator

The Opportunity:

Your combination of people skills and system administrator expertise makes you the team hero, solving one problem after another. What if you could use those skills to improve the technology supporting National Security? We’re looking for a system administrator who specializes in operating, deploying, or administering Linux or Unix systems to help us deploy next-generation solutions for a safer and more secure digital landscape.

As a system administrator on our project, you’ll help plan, develop, and perform lab, functional, and integration testing. You’ll provide your customers insight into their network through monitoring and performance management. Your system administrator 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 VMWare, Linux, Cisco, and Palo Alto. 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 system administration leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to modernize the network so your clients achieve their goals. Work with us and resolve daily challenges as we improve the DoD's network access and application security architecture.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • Experience designing, deploying, and providing advanced support to multi-protocol and multi-vendor IP backbone and access network equipment and solutions, including Cisco, Palo Alto, Dell, HPE, or Juniper

  • Experience operating and maintaining VMWare ESXi environments

  • Experience operating, deploying, or administering Linux or Unix systems

  • Experience deploying and administering SD WAN solutions

  • Experience with standardized builds that are remotely deployable, including using provisioning software to a bare metal server or virtual machine

  • Ability to plan, develop, and perform lab performance, functional, and integration testing

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

  • Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED and 8+ years of experience with systems administration, Associate's degree and 6+ years of experience with systems administration, or Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience with systems administration

  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8140 or 8570 IAT Level II Certification within 3 months of hire

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience supporting military exercises

  • Experience with security, routing, and switching protocols, including BGP, OSPF, MPLS, LDP, VPLS, IPsec, STP, or L3VPNs

  • Experience applying STIGs to systems or security hardening of systems

  • Experience with secret classified networks

  • CCNA, CCNP, VMWare, Linux, JNCIA, or JNCP Certification

Clearance:

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.

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.  

Compensation

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 $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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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