Gigabyte Passive Optical Networks (GPON) Technician | TS SCI REQUIRED

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Administration
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ139060

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

GDIT is seeking a Gigabyte Passive Optical Networks (GPON) Technician to work at a site on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.  A strong work ethic and flexible attitude are critical for success in this role.

This Technician will be responsible for: 

  • Implementation of VLANs, service profiles and provisioning consistent with customer/design requirements 
  • Set up and confirmation of database backup procedures. 
  • Scheduling of Support Windows and Software Update/Upgrade Installation 
  • Assist in network support and resolution/troubleshooting of operational issues. 
  • Escalation and direct engagement with Tellabs TAC and Engineering
  • Generates action plans based upon observed issues.
  •  Logs and tracks tickets in tracking system
  •  Regular review of open issues, status and resolutions with local team staff as a single point of contact
  • Works with 3rd party vendors as needed to help gather information and resolve issues. 
  • Provide informal training and share knowledge with local technical staff.
  • May include participation in creation of local work processes and/or job aids. 
  • Assist with moves, adds and changes in provisioning. 
  • Coordinate RMA requests in accordance with Warranty and Support Agreement Extended Warranty Technical Expertise 


  • Optical LAN certified (e.g. Tellabs)
  • DoD 8570 IAT II or Security+
  • Tellabs familiarity and/or experience
  • Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux commands 
  • Experienced with Wireshark and TCP dump troubleshooting tools.
  • Layer 1 fiber cabling experience 

Must be capable of physical activity, including maneuvering around the building including comms closets, prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting of 50lbs +.

  • AA/AS or equivalent in experience and/or certifications
  • 5+ years' experience
  • Must have a TS/SCI Clearance and the ability to obtain Poly

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do. 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT.
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world.
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance.

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.





General Dynamics Information Technology solves our customers’ challenges through future-focused technology and services, ingenuity and deep mission-knowledge. Partnering with government, defense, the intelligence community, industry leaders and cutting-edge technology companies, we deliver solutions that make a difference – helping our customers to advance mission performance, transform operations and discover opportunities to build a better future.

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