Job Description

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

The Opportunity: 

You have seen and done it all—Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, and CentOS. So how else can you grow your skills and expand your experience?

By working with Booz Allen Hamilton’s carrier-grade 5G Lab, you'll develop cutting edge telecommunication skills by supporting Booz Allen cutting-edge cloud-native 5G network as well as support ongoing vulnerability research, data science efforts, virtual and augmented reality programs, and much more. Our internal and client-supported work relies on the availability of our 5G Labs, and we need you to meet those expectations.

As a system engineer, you will apply your expertise managing virtualization 5G CNF and VNF solutions. You'll perform network design and integrate products enabling new capabilities in support of focused client research efforts. Since you’ve already mastered enterprise hardware and software management, you welcome the challenge of learning telecommunications architecture. Collaborating with internal and external teams, you bring creative solutions to new challenging problems.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:

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

  • Experience troubleshooting networking and software issues in Linux

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

  • Experience with Podman or Docker

  • Experience configuring switches

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of operations and administration of virtualization software, such as KVM and ESXi

  • Knowledge of OSI model

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED and 10+ years of experience with Linux environments, or Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience with Linux environments

Nice if You Have:

  • Experience with administering Kubernetes Clusters

  • Experience with VCenter and ESXi Clusters

  • Experience with Open vSwitch

  • Experience with data analytics tools, such as Elasticsearch, Opensearch, or Kibana

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


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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