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SATCOM Field Technician

Job ID: 2017581
Location: SIERRA VISTA, AZ, United States
Date Posted: May 5, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Field Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has an ongoing need for SATCOM Field Technicians for onsite support in Sierra Vista, AZ. The candidate will provide IP Network system engineering and integration support services for DoD CONUS and OCONUS Enterprise SATCOM Gateway (ESG) to Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) and the DSCS and Wideband Communications Group.

 Job Duties:

  • Perform site surveys in order to obtain the information necessary to develop project documentation and drawings for planned DSCS and Wideband upgrades. 
  • Provide engineering and technical support needed to ensure that all phases of a system fielding – from planning through installation and acceptance testing are successful.
  • Design, prototype, and test Internet Protocol (IP) based satellite communications gateway systems operated by the Department of Defense.  The IP gateway system aggregates data, video and voice streams for transport over geosynchronous satellite communication systems using FDMA and TDMA IP modem technology. 
  • Develop, review and implement System Design Plans (SDP), Systems Acceptance Test Plans, New Equipment Training Plans associated with the upgrade of existing systems and the fielding of new systems.



  • BS degree 2+ years of experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.  Ten (10) years of total work experience preferred.


  • Must have prior SATCOM or Satellite or IT experience.
  • Working knowledge of Satellite Communication Systems
  • Working knowledge of IP Routing and Switching, configuration
  • Design and implementation of systems acceptance test plans
  • Research and develop technical white papers and technical reports
  • Professional level written and oral communications skills


  • Active DOD Secret security clearance


  • Travel up to 40-60% both CONUS and OCONUS (Non-Hazardous)


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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