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Systems Engineer (SATCOM)
Summary
Title:Systems Engineer (SATCOM)
ID:18-075-009
Seq#:1.01
Job ID:18-075-009
Location:Herndon/Reston, VA
Keywords:BSEE, CISCO, Clearance, Engineer, iDirect, ITIL, Link Budget, Network, PMP, Project Management, Satellite Communications, TDMA, TS/SCI, VSAT
Industry/Field:DOD, Intel, Network Engineering, Satellite Communications
Clearance:TS/SCI
Description

Overview: The Systems Engineer provides COMSATCOM bandwidth management, and designs and implements network solutions for DoD customer requirements.  Completes link budgets and drafts technical solutions for customer requirements and RFPs.  When called upon, provides leadership to the program team, as appropriate, through facilitation, information sharing, analysis and reviews.  Works effectively with the customer, displays exceptional communication skills.  Has experience working with US Government customers.  Additional responsibility: Deputy Program Manager.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering or at least seven years satellite communications/link budget experience
  • At least five years experience in networks design
  • Expert knowledge of the following:
    • VSAT network design using iDirect TDMA and spread spectrum technologies
    • iDirect TDMA technology, installation, and trouble shooting
    • LinkWay TDMA technology, installation, and trouble shooting
    • M&C systems and SNMP architecture and Network Management Systems
    • Communications systems design and implementation
  • RF systems/SATCOM system design/implementation, modulation schemes/encoding skills
  • Excellent skills with IP network design, addressing, and routing
  • Experienced in spectrum management and planning
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
    • Ability to effectively interact with management, technical resources, and sales personnel
  • Excellent organizational and team skills
  • Program/project management experience; PMP certification preferred
  • Service management experience; ITIL 2011 certification preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification preferred
  • Experienced in proposal writing for responding to customer request for proposals preferred

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides centralized COMSATCOM bandwidth management throughout the programs associated with major contract effort to ensure users on TDMA and FDMA links do not conflict
  • Makes recommendations, configures, controls, and implements Quality of Service (QoS) as directed by the Government customer
  • Collects and provides usage data for out-year bandwidth needs
  • Receives and processes commercial Satellite Access Requests (SAR) from requesting units and produces Satellite Access Authorization (SAA) within seven days
  • Develops and executes engineering activities to include transmission planning, link budget analysis, network design, budgetary pricing, network enhancements, and technical briefings
  • Attends/supports meetings associated with COMSATCOM issues
  • Designs customer solutions for specific customer and product requirements
  • Develops IP addressing plan for customer TDMA network
  • Generates as-built engineering drawings and documentation
  • Specifies equipment, generates, and issues purchase requisitions for equipment and services
  • Generates and develops service acceptance test plans
  • Performs systems acceptance testing and service commissioning
  • Generates test reports
  • Travels (if required) and performs on-site equipment installation, integration and testing
  • Provides technical support to field operations personnel in resolving circuit problems/issues
  • Manages 3rd level customer problem resolution
  • Assists Program Manager to manage program costs, performance, risk, stakeholder expectations, and meet project schedules
  • When called upon, leads aspects of program implementation from planning to operations and maintenance for the full program life cycle.
  • Assists sales engineers and account executives with defining customer requirements


 

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