- Principal Engineer - Satcom
Summary
Title: - Principal Engineer - Satcom
ID:16-090-009
Seq#:13
Job ID:16-090-009
Location:Herndon, VA
Keywords:DoD, Satellite Communications, Satellite Ground Systems, Space /Satellite Systems Engineering
Industry/Field:Federal Enterprises, Network Architecture, Network Engineering, Satcom, Satellite Communications, Systems Engineering, Teleport
Description
Overview:
 
The Principal Engineer designs network solutions for the hiring company's clients.  Must display extensive design knowledge in the following disciplines:  RF systems,  SATCOM system designs, implementation, modulation schemes, encoding and complex VSAT network design using TDMA and spread spectrum technology and other leading edge technologies.  Experience with spectrum management and planning. Secondary disciplines in IP network design and general facility, power and sub system design, and terrestrial systems.  Provides technical solutions to customers when responding to request for proposals.
 
Experience/Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Prior experience in US Military, NATO or Federal Government Contracts
  • 10 - 15 years experience with Satellite Communications Systems including turn key designs
  • Extensive background in Satellite Communications and Spectrum Management
  • Ability to interpret complex terrestrial engineering requirements
  • Ability to articulate technical solutions for proposals
  • Extensive knowledge of satellite link budgets
  • Five years experience in network design
  • Extensive knowledge of M&C systems, SNMP Architecture and Network Management Systems
  • Extensive knowledge of iDirect equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of communications systems design and implementation
  • Extensive experience with M&C and Network Management Systems
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to effectively interact with senior management, BD and technical resources
  • Excellent organizational skills and a team player
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
  • Assists project managers in defining engineering systems design, technical requirements and developing technical proposals
  • Ability to respond to requests for proposals by providing the engineering solution
  • In-depth understanding of technical information defined in CSSRS and PWS
  • Can lead engineering efforts in support of request for proposals
  • Generates and develops equipment installation plan and service acceptance test plans
  • Generates Statement of Work for equipment integrators and service providers
  • Specifies equipment, generates and issues Purchase Requisition for equipment and services
  • Travels and performs on-site equipment integration and testing
  • Performs systems acceptance testing and service commissioning
  • Develops acceptance test reports
  • Generates as-built engineering drawings and documentation
  • Provides technical support to field operations personnel in resolving circuit problems/issues
  • Customer's technical interface
  • Designs customer solutions for specific customer and product requirements
  • Assists Sales Engineers and Account executives with defining requirements
  • Maintains working, up to date knowledge of not only satellite fleet, but of all satellite vendors and be able to determine available capacity and find capacity solutions for customers
  • Evaluates existing infrastructure and customer solutions for upgrades/improvements
  • Participates in field installations, manage 3rd level customer problem resolution
  • Attends customer meetings and conferences as necessary
  • Develops vendor relationships with new and existing suppliers

RTC and the hiring company are Equal Opportunity Employers - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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