Launch Communication Engineer_TS/SCI with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Engineering
Vandenberg AFB, California

REQ#: RQ118714

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing

some of the most complex government, defense,

and intelligence projects across the country. We

ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our

work has meaning and impact on the world around

us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by

embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and

being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no

challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our

work depends on a Launch Communication Engineer joining our team to

support our government client’s activities in their locations.


At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Launch Communication Engineer supports and provides launch communications infrastructure support functions, to include: 

  • Anticipate, define, and collect launch communication requirements and develop required documentation supporting design, modification, construction, installation, and activation of designed launch facilities and systems. Evaluate solutions to new communication requirements. 
  • Investigate systems capabilities, operations, practices, and standards that may affect performance of launch business or launch operational information flows. 
  • Support concept development, design reviews, and cost analysis of launch infrastructure projects to ensure adequate emphasis and consideration in design and construction projects. 
  • Evaluate and support launch communication engineering requirements identified by the customer. 
  • Identify potential launch site vulnerabilities and shortfalls of launch support for Mission IT, launch communications, infrastructure, and systems. 
  • Identify potential vulnerabilities and shortfalls of launch support systems, supporting utilities (e.g., power, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)), facility usage (computer equipment room (CER)), dependent infrastructure provided by others (Range connectivity, point of presence buildings, communication huts, etc.). 
  • Identify and price launch communication impacts for facility modifications or new launch support facility builds. 
  • Provide recommendations to reduce cost and meet future requirements during facility modification and facility build design reviews concerning launch communication support. 
  • Apply industry standards and best practices for implementing launch communication infrastructure. 
  • Collect launch communication project impact information from various stakeholders (e.g., security, communication(s) providers, operations areas, launch base safety team) for inclusion in launch communication requirements packages. 
  • Document and provide capacity management assessments and recommendations for  fiber assets and duct bank systems at launch bases. 
  • Provide expertise and knowledge of fiber and conveyance systems (duct banks, huts, manholes, hand holes, etc.) of communication providers at launch bases.
  • Prepare, maintain, and deliver a list of service providers and systems that are necessary to achieve mission success and launch site efficiency. 
  • Serve as a representative for providing service provider implementation status and recommendations of processes or requirement tracking.  (Service requires non-disclosure agreements and privileged access to customer information of contracts, strategic planning, and cost measures.) 
  • Participates in special projects as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/BS or equivalent, 8+ years of directly related experience.


Because of the sensitive nature of the work being done for this government client, all candidates must hold a TS/SCI with Polygraph. 

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.