Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) is seeking a Senior System Administrator to join their top-tier Prime contract team working as part of a small team on a critical mission system. The position will work primarily on a production system that supports the search and survey mission and that provides metadata to multiple partners throughout the IC.


As a U.S. government contractor, Boeing will require all new hires and employees located in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Individuals who are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals who are approved for a reasonable accommodation will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing and possibly other health and safety measures. Employees working in certain positions may be required to undergo frequent COVID-19 testing prior to December 8th if they are not fully vaccinated.


  • Support for a team of developers, operating primarily on MASH cloud resources

  • Support teams charged with the design, development, maintenance, and improvements to system software and applications for Search and Survey systems

  • Research and recommend software tools, network devices and processes

  • Experience with Linux (version 7 or higher) Linux Administration

  • Red Hat OpenStack/Centos MASH experience

  • Install Patch and update Linux VM systems

  • Infrastructure Management: Install and configure MASH VM Servers

  • Analyze system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems

  • Introduce and integrate new technologies into existing computer environments

  • Performing routine audit of systems and software

  • Applying operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes

  • Insure STN / STE compliance and system hardening requirements are met

  • Install and configuring new hardware and software

  • Add, remove, or update user account information, resetting passwords, etc

  • Answer technical queries and assist developers and end users

  • Responsible for security of the system

  • Responsible for documenting the configuration of the system

  • System performance tuning.

  • Configure, add, and delete file systems

  • Build new development, test and production environments

  • Install and configure infrastructure applications and support application integration.

  • Assist Systems Engineers with the analysis of user and system requirements and constraints.

  • Maintain Linux-based systems as well as software backups and software development management tools. Utilize scripting tools to assist with routine system administrator tasks. Perform system updates, backups, anti-virus package installations and create and maintain user accounts.

  • Configure and maintain network communications devices (e.g. routers, firewalls). Troubleshoot network problems.

  • Provide technical support to system integration efforts in the lab and during field installations.


  • An Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

  • Bachelors in a technical discipline 

  • A minimum of 5 years experience computing delivery system integration, hardware and software installation, configuration and disposition of servers and workstations to support the architecture. Providing problem resolution and technical support for delivery systems. Providing support for the design, validation and configuration management of computing delivery systems. Administering users system access to meet security requirements. Monitoring system performance to support capacity planning, backup and disaster recovery planning. 

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in SIGINT system development, integration or test & Proficiency 

  • A minimum of 5 years of computer operating system experience with LINUX based platforms including scripting and automation

  • A minimum of 5 years of computer networking experience including node configuration and management

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with router, firewall and other network communications equipment configuration, maintenance and management

Demonstrated experience in the following applications and processes:

  • Linux System Administration – CENTOS 7

  • PXE-Booting and Kickstart configuration

  • IAVA Patching including POA&M Generation, Mission Outage Coordination, and Rollback Planning

  • Experience with SEAR, UAM, EPO, VSEL, along with Nessus and TLS Compliance scanning and reporting

  • PKI Server Certificates, LDAP Integration, SSP Maintenance and Updates

  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience providing LINUX support in a production environment

  • MachineShop administration

  • IdM/IPA user and system identification management

  • Automated Configuration Management experience (salt stack, ansible)

  • LINUX scripting

  • System management and control experience related to system hardening, STN/STE requirements

  • Storage and file management including volume administration

  • Extensive knowledge of scripts, commands and procedures related to server configuration

Desired experience:

  • Ansible automation

  • Docker

  • GIT source control

  • Jenkins

  • NGINX servers and proxies

  • Jira

  • DNS Bind

  • Confluence


BI&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Creating the world’s most innovative aerospace products and services requires a diverse and inclusive global team. We value the leadership, integrity and critical skills that veterans cultivate through their military experience. In 2021, Military Friendly ranked Boeing as a Top 10 Employer.

We’re committed to ensuring that veterans and their families succeed in their next mission. We support more than 800 military and veteran organizations globally, and are proud to have formed a partnership with the Institute for Veterans & Military Families to establish Future Force, a program that helps veterans transition to civilian life.

Bring your skills to our team and discover how we can go further together.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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