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Raytheon Technologies Senior Systems Administrator - IT in Arlington, Virginia

Who we are

The Business Infrastructure (BI) organization within Raytheon BBN Technologies is seeking a full-time Systems Administrator to help support secure area operations at BBN’s Arlington, VA location. Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to installation, configuration, maintenance, documentation and planning of client/server environments. In addition, the incumbent will need to maintain other IT assets, prepare equipment for reuse or disposal, liaison with other IT personnel and equipment/software vendors as needed. This position also has a significant focus on responding to program management and information assurance requests for particular hardware, software, and configuration changes.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems, cybersecurity hardening and assessment tools, and network equipment and protocols. They should be able to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly and effectively. Flexibility and attention to detail are essential to success. BBN's work environment includes classified facilities to perform Government contract work, so a security clearance and CompTIA Security+ CE certification are required. A knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and/or NIST 800-53/NIST 800-171 standards are a plus.

What you will need

  • BS/BA Degree or an additional 8 years of relevant work experience in lieu of a degree

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Systems Administration

  • Candidate must hold a current SECRET security clearance

  • Candidate must currently hold CompTIA Security+ CE certification

  • Knowledge of and/or familiarity with NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171 standards and the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Knowledge of and experience with systems administration practices/procedures as applied to software management and system configuration

  • Working knowledge of networking essentials including common ports & protocols, DHCP, DNS, host firewalls, etc…

  • A solid understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems and use of performance analysis to tune systems

  • Experience with the following tools/applications: Active Directory, Splunk, SRG/STIG tools

  • Experience in shell scripting or scripting languages such as: Windows PowerShell, bash, python, and perl

  • Facility for troubleshooting and solving technical problems

  • Ability to perform system builds and upgrades, product installation and maintenance.

  • Ability to identify and automate routine tasks

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills with a task-oriented mindset

    Additional skills that would be great

  • RHCSA or similar Linux related certifications

  • Experience configuring and maintaining Cisco Switches/Routers/Firewalls

  • Working knowledge of additional operating systems such as Windows 10, macOS and various Linux distros

  • Experience with the following tools/applications: VMWare VSphere, Nessus, Ivanti

  • Familiarity with the administration and use of Atlassian software products (e.g. Jira, Confluence, Bit Bucket)

  • Ability to start and end tasks and projects to completion, with a sense of ownership about work

  • Knowledge of Samba, NFS, DNS, Apache/IIS and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Demonstrated ability to support of a fast-paced set of developers and to balance priorities of multiple tasks

    Why us

    Raytheon BBN is proud to offer a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive 401k company match, a Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive, and competitive benefits package. In addition to protecting your and your family’s health and well-being, we also offer important financial and family friendly benefits to meet your needs.

    Our Work/Life benefits include – Paid Parental Leave – Adoption Assistance – Auto and Home Insurance – Child/Elder Back Up Care – College Coach – Retirement Planning Services – Flexible Work Arrangements - Legal Services – LifeResources – Employee Discount Program – Educational Assistance – Transportation Benefits – and Wellness Reward.

    U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.