Systems Administrator, Senior

Aberdeen, Maryland, United States
Feb 19, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0044546

Systems Administrator, Senior

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 the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems which may be server-based or cloud-based. We're looking for a systems administrator to operate and maintain devices operating Microsoft Windows, and Linux Operating Systems across security domains with privileged and regular user accounts. Ability to use open-source licensing, virtualize the supporting server suite and administration, and eliminate unnecessary services/hardware to reduce annual sustainment costs over the life of the systems. Support the optimizing of system operation and resource utilization and perform system capacity analysis and planning. Monitor and provide operators visibility into the health and status of IT infrastructure. Ability to resolve and document faults, problems, Cybersecurity corrective actions, and restoration of operational activities to minimize downtime-outages and manage events as they occur. Assist with users in accessing and using business systems.

As a systems administrator on our project, you'll ensure the current infrastructure is functional and available, constantly look for ways to make the infrastructure better using the latest technology and the best implementation strategies, and update and patch critical systems. 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 Cyber security and cloud computing. 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 and integrate mission operations systems into enterprise backup solutions in support of the DoD community.

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Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other specialists doing similar work across multiple markets. You'll share successful methodologies 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? 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.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience in Cybersecurity, CS, information systems, or software engineering
  • Ability to use code-scanning software and address known issues and unplanned events
  • Knowledge of Unix or NT based operating systems
  • Active Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • CompTIA Security+ certification or ability to attain certification within 90 days

Nice If You

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge in programming in an administrative language, including C, and C++ 
  • BA or BS degree in CS, Information Systems or Software Engineering


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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