Systems Administrator, Senior

The Challenge:

What if you could use your hardware and software skills to improve the technology supporting the intelligence community (IC)? 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 Linux Systems Administrator to join our fast-paced, highly collaborative team in maintaining our mission critical operations system.

As a Systems Administrator on our project, you’ll constantly look for ways to make the infrastructure better using the latest technology and the best implementation strategies. You’ll analyze problem areas and opportunities for improvement in a mission critical network and combine your technical experience with communication skills as you turn metrics into information and communicate their meaning. You’ll install and set up Linux systems and servers for organization-wide deployments, analyze and resolve problems associated with the operating systems servers, hardware, applications, and software, monitor systems performance, and ensure compliance with security standards. You’ll provide technical support and advice to other engineering groups and guide and direct junior personnel on setup and performance. We focus on growing as a team, so we’ll share techniques, work through challenges, and develop new methodologies together. Join our team and solve daily challenges as we improve systems within the IC.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 9+ years of experience in virtual environments and agency unique hardware

  • Experience with maintaining, administering, and troubleshooting digital system environments, including Linux and Windows

  • Experience in Operating System (OS)-level scripting and system logs, tools, and monitoring functions

  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows OS-level commands

  • Knowledge of File Storage, including NFS/CIFS, Samba, DASD Fiber/SAS, 3PAR, and DDN

  • Knowledge of networking protocols and architectures

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • HS diploma or GED and 19+ years of experience in systems administration, Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of experience in systems administration, or Master’s degree and 9+ years of experience in systems administration

Nice If You Have:

  • Knowledge of configuration management and monitoring tools

  • Knowledge of CentOS 7, Ansible, and VMWare

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment

  • Security+ CE, SSCP, CCNA-Security, or GSEC Certification


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:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have 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 be exposed to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal featuring more than 5000 functional and technical 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 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.

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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