Job Description

Annapolis Junction,MD,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
5G Linux Systems Administrator, Senior

Key Role

Apply knowledge of virtualization and networking to support focused research efforts and client-funded projects in the 5G lab. Collaborate with internal and external teams. Help bring creative solutions to challenging problems that users of the 5G lab encounter.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with enterprise Linux, including Red Hat, CentOS, SUSE, Solaris, or Ubuntu

  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Bash, or Ruby

  • Experience in developing, planning, and administering VMware ESXI and vCenter deployments

  • Experience with VMware products and platforms, including vSphere and vSAN

  • Knowledge of software defined networking (SDN) and concepts

  • Ability to perform Linux and Unix system management and administration, including troubleshooting, fault isolation, system tuning, software installation, and maintenance

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma and 10+ years of experience in system administration or Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field and 5+ years of experience in system administration

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with OpenStack, KVM, Vert-Manager, Docker containers, or Kubernetes

  • Experience with various networking fields and their implementation, including TCP/IP, switching and routing, ports and protocols, firewall concepts, and load-balancing

  • Experience with SDN and SDWAN

  • Experience with data analytics tools, including Logstash, ELK, and Splunk

  • Experience with Active Directory

  • Experience deploying Iaas, Paas, or SaaS

  • Experience with telecommunications networks and components 3G, 4G, and 5G

  • Experience with configuration management tools, including Ansible

  • Knowledge of 3GPP standards, network protocols, procedures, implementation, and call flows

  • Ability to build complex cloud-based solutions


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


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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

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