Job Description

Remote Work:
Job Number:
Annapolis Junction,MD,US
Penetration Tester

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? Does the future of technology and innovation excite you? Join our work with a 5G Lab!

Cyber threats are rapidly evolving, and we need your help ensuring their security. Develop your penetration testing and vulnerability analysis skills by supporting Booz Allen’s cutting-edge cloud-native 5G network with ongoing penetration research, data science efforts, virtual/augmented reality programs, and much more. Our internal and client-supported work relies on the availability of our 5G Labs, and we need your help to ensure its success. 

In this role you will perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessments of computer network intrusion vectors and mitigations related to mobile telecommunication systems, generate security reports, and assist in the implementation and design of security solutions. Our team is looking for creative minds who are ready to use new tools and approaches to develop the next generation of security methodologies.  

Help safeguard the future with us.  

Join us. The world can't wait.

You Have: 

  • Experience with penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, security controls, and risk mitigation 
  • Experience with specifications, protocols, deployments, security, or vulnerability assessments of 4G, LTE, and 5G systems 
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Pearl, Bash, or Ruby 
  • Experience with virtual machines and containers to perform tasks including deployment or performing security analysis of said systems 
  • Knowledge of security architecture and design, including firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Virtual Private Networking, and virus and malware protection technologies  
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Information Technology and 3 years of experience in intrusion analysis or 6 years of experience conducting vulnerability and intrusion analysis and 2 years of experience with mobile telecommunications systems in lieu of a degree

Nice if You Have: 

  • Experience with designing, deploying, operating, or troubleshooting 3G, 4G, 5G telecommunications networks and components. 
  • Experience with command line, SSH, simple bash scripting, and installing and debugging software services 
  • Experience with 5G features and architectures  
  • Experience using OSINT tools and techniques such as Shodan, Censys, DNSRecon, and Google docking
  • Experience using penetration testing tool suites such as Kali Linux, Parrot OS, and Black Arch 
  • Experience with cyber security tools including Nmap, Nessus, Scapy, OpenVAS, Wireshark and TCPDump, and making recommendations based on findings of those cyber security tools 
  • Experience performing incident response activities  
  • Knowledge of penetration testing methodologies including NIST SP 800-115, STRIDE, and MITRE ATT&CK 
  • Knowledge of telecommunication protocols, architecture, and processes, including air interface protocols
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph


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

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 $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (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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