5G Linux Systems Administrator

The Challenge:

Your experience as a Linux administrator has taken you far and wide. 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! Manage and maintain our cutting-edge cloud-native 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 Linux system administrator, you will apply your expertise in virtualization and network design to support focused research efforts and client-funded projects. Since you’ve already mastered enterprise Linux management, you welcome the challenge of learning telecommunications architecture. Collaborating with internal and external teams, you bring creative solutions to challenging problems users of the 5G lab encounter.

Join us to usher in next-generation technologies.

You Have:

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

  • Experience with scripting languages, including Python, Perl, Bash, or Ruby

  • Experience with operations and administration of virtualization infrastructure

  • Knowledge of architecting scalable virtual solutions

  • Knowledge of software-defined networking (SDN)

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

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

  • Experience with SDN and SDWAN

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

  • Experience deploying Iaas, Paas, or SaaS

  • Experience with telecommunications networks and components, including 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.

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 EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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