Location: Fort Meade, Maryland
Security Clearance: Top Secret / SCI + Full Scope Poly
Primary Labor Category: Principal Engineer
Position Requirements: Engineering support to solve complex SIGINT problems for customer with telecomm equipment and systems and standards of optical front end system interfaces.
Ten years of engineering experence required.
The selected candidate will support deployed customer processing systems, focusing on system operations, troubleshooting and maintenance. The candidate will also support system integration, upgrade, and deployment activities. Must have experience integrating systems.
Work Location: 7120
CCA Accepted?: No
Position Responsibilities: The selected candidate will support deployed customer processing systems, focusing on system operations, troubleshooting and maintenance. The candidate will also support system integration, upgrade, and deployment activities.
The position requires periodic on-call support as well as periodic CONUS travel.
The candidate should have a BS degree in a technical field EE, CE, or CS. Strong LINUX experience is required. Experience with SIGINT systems or modern telecommunications systems and networks is desired. A proactive attitude, strong customer service skills, and the ability to integrate into an existing technical team comprised of contractors and government customers is required.
A full-scope polygraph is required for this position, no CCA's will be considered.
Strong background in SIGINT systems
Minimum of 10 years engineering experience
Within the last 10years, a minimum of 7 years experience in five (5) of the following (BS degree in engineering, telecommunications, or related technical field may be substituted for experience in one (1) specialization):
I. Signal Analysis: Individual shall have analysis experience with modern digital/optical telecommunications systems, to include Bell, CEPT, or SDH/PDH digital communications signals and the payload data within these signal structures. Individual shall have analysis experience with randomization, forward error correction and performing bit-level analysis of computer communications protocols. Shall be able to generate analysis reports.
II. Modern Tele-communications System and Networks: Individual shall have experience in modern digital telecommunications systems and protocols, to include: Optical Transport Network (OTN) Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET), SDH and PDH, LAN/WAN Networks, IP Networks, and ATM switches. The individual shall have experience in the study, design, exploitation, or implementation of communication networks with these technologies.
III. Telephony Switching System: Individual shall have experience in telephony switching system networks, to include normalization and mapping. This experience shall be in switching systems and dialing standards most commonly used in today's international networks and telephony systems. Shall be able to generate component/system specifications as well as identify solutions.
IV. Communications Systems: Individual shall have experience in internet communications. This experience shall be with metadata, protocols, addressing, and routing of today's internet and computer systems.
V. Cellular/Personal Communications Systems: Individual shall have experience in studying, designing, developing, exploiting, and/or testing components or systems that modulate or demodulate mobile cellular/personal communications systems. Individual shall have experience with the various standards associated with these 2G/3G/4G systems. Individual shall have experience with the cellular communication processes to include frequency reuse, cell splitting, self-location, paging, call initiation, hand-off, and roaming.
VI. TDM/PCM Multiplexing / Modulation /Switching Systems: Individual shall have experience in designing, developing, and/or testing components or systems that modulate, demodulate, multiplex and/or demultiplex conventional Bell, CEPT, or SDH/PDH/OTN digital communications signals. Individual shall have experience with the various standards associated with these systems.
VII. Packet Switching System: Individual shall have experience in packet switching system networks. This experience shall be in switching systems and packet protocols most commonly used in today's international networks. Shall be able to generate component/system specifications as well as identify solutions.
VIII. Systems Engineering: Individual shall have experience designing and developing large-scale systems, containing multiple subsystems and requiring integration with external systems. This experience shall focus on all aspects of acquisition, requirements definition, system design, development, and training. The individual shall have experience in basic SIGINT technology as well as integrating, installing, configuring, changing, and optimizing HW & SW solutions into an overall system architecture
IX. Operating Systems: Individual shall have experience identifying, communicating, and troubleshooting system problems caused either by the operating system or the operating system/application interaction on UNIX variant operating systems to include primarily LINUX and SOLARIS.
X. Advanced Protocols: Individual shall have experience in Advanced Protocols, to include Open Transport Network (OTN), Automatically Switched Optical Network (ASON), Session Internet Protocol (SIP), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
Within the last 10 years, a minimum of 7 years’ experience with the functionality and inter-processing of packet- and circuit-based HW & SW solutions to include configuring, changing, and optimizing solutions.
Within the last 10 years, a minimum of 5 years development, integration, testing, and/or installation experience to include generating system/component specifications, recommending solutions, and preparing and conducting test plans (stand-alone, DT&E, OAT&E)
A minimum of 7 years experience in a leadership position providing technical supervision to other engineering personnel; solving varied technical/scientific problems; and generating and reviewing designs for technical accuracy, completeness and appropriateness in light of objectives, budget, and schedule.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with front-end collection system requirements, development, analysis and fulfilment
Experience with SIGINT collection testing scenarios, procedures and integration methods
Experience with failure modes analysis and root cause determination of issues with SIGINT systems/applications
Ability to compare metrics or analyses of collection to understand system performance and provide optimizations recommendations for SIGINT systems