Sr Satellite Communications Engineer - Active Secret required

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia

REQ#: RQ90382

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

Seeking a Satellite Communications Engineer to join our team .

Candidate must be a US Citizen and have an Secret clearance.

Some telecommuting allowed. Must be local to the area

Job Responsibilities:

At the highest levels assess and evaluate current satellite, microwave, 3G/4G cellular communications and network computing infrastructure; design, document, test and implement satellite communications, microwave communications, 3G/4G cellular communications, network services, and devices going forward to large scale integration.

Provide system and product training to lower level network engineers.

Develops and maintain prescribed procedures to be followed routinely in the form of standard operating procedures.

Develops, maintain and implement a proactive capacity planning model to support business decisions.

Detects, identify and perform complex problem isolation and resolution throughout the network architecture. Develops root-cause analysis of network related problems and is the focal point of all problem resolution.

Utilize monitoring, mapping and alerting software to perform network management by proactively collecting data and conducting real-time analysis of the performance of the network.

Conducts research, evaluate and recommends cost effective networked solutions, and new technologies to support the technology strategies of the core business.

Responsible for key engineering projects of higher complexity and importance than those usually assigned to lower level engineers.

Develops and executes contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages.

Provides knowledgeable consulting, technical guidance and leadership to technical review boards; configuration control boards; developers, engineers and senior managers.

Strong understanding and demonstrated engineering experience with commercial aviation satellite communications systems, radio communications and Satcom RF systems, as well as Cisco command line interface and engineering/configuration on routers and switches as candidate will be integrating aviation and cutter satellite communications into the USCG enterprise IP data network.

Good communication and documentation skills with the ability to move fluidly between support, documentation, project work, and training of engineering team members.

Installs, configures, and supports an organizations satellite communications network, intranet, internet, and other data communications systems or a segment of a network system.;

Plans, designs, evaluates, selects, and upgrades systems; configures hardware and software; and provides system security.;

Acts as the lead for oversight and support of customer networks.

Provides maintenance, operation, and analysis of networks, and monitoring equipment; provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g., LAN, WAN, voice, and video) requirements, designs, and orders.

Ensures that adequate and appropriate planning is provided for hardware and communications facilities to develop and implement methodologies for analysis, installation, and support of satellite communications systems.

Plans new configurations for integration into the network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to ensure effective integration and optimal network performance.;

Evaluates new network technologies and makes recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network.

Performs a full range of complex network designs encompassing multiple technologies within a single network; Maintains network hardware and software.

Monitors network to ensure network availability to all system users and performs necessary maintenance to support network availability.


Years of Experience: 5+; Desired Experience: Maritime/Mobile Satellite Communications Engineering and Support.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+ years of experience

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.