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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Washington, District of Columbia

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Job Description
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Palo Alto SME

The Opportunity:

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your technical skills in support of client information operations? As a system administrator, you’ll have the chance to build your skills and solve technical problems in a fast-paced and Agile environment. We’re looking for someone like you to help develop, implement, and maintain customer-focused IT solutions in support of our warfighters.

As a system administrator on our team, you’ll collaborate to develop innovative solutions to enable secure and reliable operations of enterprise computer systems. You’ll work individually or in a small integrated team, and may also lead a task, project, or team. You’ll ensure project completion and provide guidance and direction to lower-level technicians, specialists, and managers. You’ll develop new concepts and processes and analyze root causes and resolve complex issues utilizing your full knowledge of industry. You'll perform systems administration of cyber tools sets and server systems connected to networks across multiple classification domains. You'll provide support to developmental and operational systems, including day-to-day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for all client, server, storage, and network devices. You'll configure and manage Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and install and load operating system and application software, including Host-based Security System, Endpoint Security Suite (ESS), Splunk, Cribl, ACAS, and network security tools, including Firewalls and ForeScout. You’ll support Windows and Linux systems engineering efforts in system design and evaluation, solution engineering, software development, or system administration.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

5+ years of experience as a systems administrator

Experience installing, configuring, or maintaining devices, applications, and security tools, including Palo Alto Firewalls, DoD Endpoint Security Solution (ESS) formerly (HBSS), Trellix/FireEye tools, ForeScout, or Splunk, Cribl

Experience automating aspects of cybersecurity tools operations, including deployments or configuration management

Experience with Cloud Enterprise and authorizing cloud systems

Experience with Cloud services, including AWS, Azure, or GCP

Experience with DoD Risk Management Framework

Active TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam

HS diploma or GED and 12+ years of experience supporting IT projects and activities, Associate’s degree and 10+ years of experience supporting IT projects and activities, Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience supporting IT projects and activities, or Master’s degree and 6+ years of experience supporting IT projects and activities

DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CySA+, GICSP, or CND

Ability to obtain DoD 8570.01-M Cyber Security Service Provider - Infrastructure Support Certification, including CEH, CySA+, GICSP, SSCP, CHFI, CFR, Cloud+, or CND, within 30 days of hire

Nice If You Have:

Experience operating and maintaining Microsoft Windows and Linux servers

Experience as a network administrator or systems engineer

Experience with Gigamon, FireEye, Ansible, Encase, Fidelis, Suricata, Varonis, or VMWare tools

Experience with scripting in PowerShell and BASH command line interfaces

Experience using Active Directory to manage Windows policies

Experience creating system and network diagrams

Knowledge of different layers of the technology stack, including network, application frameworks, database systems, and vendor solutions

Knowledge of Git and Atlassian tools, including Jira and Confluence, and Microsoft Visio graphic and flowchart design


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI 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.


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 $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (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.

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.