5G Telecommunications Engineer

The Challenge:

You have helped architect and implement previous generations of mobile network technology, but you want to stay with the vanguard. Your desire to stay technical has kept you on keyboard, deepening and widening your skills. Now is the time to take your next leap—helping Booz Allen Hamilton design, implement, and analyze 5G and next generation mobile network solutions! Help us manage, maintain, and secure our cutting-edge, carrier grade, cloud-native 5G network to support 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 Lab, and we need you to meet those expectations.

As a 5G telecommunications engineer, you will apply your expertise in mobile core protocols, architecture, and configurations to support efforts running on our 5G lab. Since you’ve already mastered telecommunications architecture and implementation, you welcome the challenge of learning virtualization and containerization techniques and platforms—the next evolution of mobile network architecture. Collaborating with internal and external organizations to help guide the 5G Lab gives you the ability to affect change.

Join us to usher in next generation technologies.

You Have:

  • Experience with designing, implementing, and managing 3G, 4G, or 5G core networks
  • Knowledge of virtualization, SDN, NFV
  • Knowledge of 5G core network specifications, solutions, and operations
  • Knowledge of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) implementation and usage
  • Knowledge of 3GPP standards, network protocols, procedures, implementation, and call flows
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • HS diploma or GED and 10+ years of experience in telecommunications or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and 5+ years of experience in telecommunications

Nice if You Have:

  • Experience with telecommunications security operations
  • Experience with OpenStack cloud operating system, Docker containers and Kubernetes
  • Experience with deploying IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Bash, or Ruby
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure, including Compute, Network, Storage, and Backup
  • Knowledge of API design and Object-Oriented principles
  • 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.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.
  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.
  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.
  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.
  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

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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