Job Description

Annapolis Junction,MD,US
Remote Work:
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5G Vulnerability Analyst, Lead

The Opportunity:

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Are you motivated by the head-to-head challenge of gaining access to well-protected networks? As a network exploitation professional, you know that understanding the adversaries’ tactics, techniques, and procedures is crucial to producing the intel that enables the success of mission owners. At Booz Allen, you can apply your vulnerability analysis, network mapping, exploitation, defensive, and IT logging process experience to execute offensive cyber operations that inform our nation’s most critical security missions.

On our team, you’ll be trusted to probe targets using the latest network-based analysis tools like Splunk, NetWitness, FireEye, and MITRE ATT&CK Framework. Using your innate curiosity and technical expertise, you’ll use available information to select attack vectors and match attack vectors to tools, capabilities, and mission intent. You’ll guide government and law enforcement agencies by leveraging forensic-based tools to gain access and perform actions on the targeted network as required.

In this role, you’ll mentor a team as it uncovers previously unknown and emerging adversary capabilities that impact 5G implementations by uncovering previously unknown and emerging adversary capabilities and using client proprietary and open-source tools. With opportunities to share both your technology base and tool knowledge, you’ll guide a growing team committed to developing creative solutions for our classified customers.

Safeguard the future with us and develop offensive cyber operations that are essential to providing national security for today and tomorrow.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience as a Vulnerability Analyst
  • Experience with designing, deploying, operating, troubleshooting, or performing security assessment or vulnerability analysis of 5G and 4G/LTE systems
  • Experience in the analysis of specifications for 5G and 4G/LTE systems specifically concerning architectures, procedures, protocols, and signaling and user traffic flows
  • Experience with cyber security defense policies, strategies, or configurations of 5G and 4G/LTE telecommunication systems or traditional IT infrastructure
  • Experience with performing threat and vulnerability analysis and management, including identification of threats and vulnerabilities, testing and evaluation of mitigation strategies, recommendations for mitigation strategies, implementing mitigations, validation of effectiveness of mitigations, and thoroughly documenting throughout the process
  • Experience with cyber security tools, including Nmap, Nessus, OpenVAS, Wireshark, and tcpdump
  • Experience with analyzing the results of cyber security tools and making recommendations based on findings of those cyber security tools
  • Experience with using Wireshark and tcpdump to capture and analyze packets and follow packet flows for complex interactions, including 5G or 4G/LTE communications
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Cybersecurity

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with using, analyzing, or building software applications and components that use GTPv2-C, GTP-U, HTTP/2, TCP/UDP/IP, and DNS
  • Experience with using containers or Virtual Machines (VMs) to perform tasks, including deploying software services or performing security analysis of said systems
  • Experience with Linux, with strong command line competency, ssh, simple bash scripting, and installing and debugging software services
  • Experience with 5G features and architectures, including network slicing, edge computing, massive IoT, and URLLC
  • Experience with leading a team of two or more people to set goals, schedule, and objectively monitor performance and progress
  • Experience with using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively interact with internal stakeholders and clients to define objectives, scope, deliverables, and timelines, provide progress updates, present recommendations, or whiteboard solutions
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Cybersecurity


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 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 develop 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 $96,600.00 to $220,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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.

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