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Telecommunications Engineer

Job ID: 2306779
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: May 13, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Telecom Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC’s National Intelligence Community (NIC) Business Unit, USG Mission and Information Technology Division, provides solutions and services supporting digital modernization programs in areas such as systems engineering, multi-cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, application development, SecDevOps, cloud network operations, and secure communications.

We are seeking highly motivated Telecommunications Engineers to join our team and leverage their technical expertise to create systems and tools that will be utilized to enhance the operation of intelligence.  As the Telecommunications Engineer, you will advise, administer, and perform scientific projects to include planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering, and scientific standards and principles.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing hands-on support for all aspects of site systems
  • Developing, supporting, and maintaining the technologies and capabilities to maintain the Sponsor’s advantage in both information gathering and national defense
  • Assisting in site surveys, system installations, configuration management, maintenance, modernization, and sustainment of a Global Enterprise SATCOM network
  • Coordinating with the system engineering and dataflow efforts to ensure proper mission operations with minimal downtime
  • Troubleshooting basic IP networks and assisting with the provisioning and installation of telecommunications equipment
  • Assisting with the setup, testing, and integration of Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) SATCOM systems
  • Installing and setting up interconnectivity between systems and subsystems
  • Coordinating requirements with users and suppliers
  • Providing Tier 2 support to telecommunications equipment
  • Analyzing problems to determine technical solutions
  • Identifying new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems
  • Identifying the types and functions of computer and telecommunications network elements, documenting their intercommunications, and mapping physical and logical target networks by graphing their communications
  • Validating testing and quality assurance (QA) of information technology systems
  • Conducting radio frequency (RF) site surveys and including results in the design and performance assessments of RF systems

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of engineering economics, mathematics, statistics, and physics
  • Knowledge of RF spectrum allocations, electromagnetic wave propagation, and radio field strength measurements and tolerance
  • Ability to perform the mathematical calculations required in the design and planning of telecommunications networks, systems, and equipment
  • Understanding wide area networks (WANs), controller area networks (CANs), and local area networks (LANs) telecommunications systems, their components, and associated protocols and standards
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with cabling (e.g., Cat5e, Cat6, etc.)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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