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Mesh Network Engineer

Job ID: 2116745
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description

Description

SAIC has an immediate opening for a networking engineer to perform network systems engineering functions including modeling, analysis and design of connectivity between space vehicles and ground stations as well as evaluating data routing solutions for LEO Satellite communications network.  The successful applicant(s) will leverage their technical expertise to support efforts to grow a business unit from providing system engineering to management and delivery of complex satellite programs. This approach will require creating and building a new operations infrastructure based on industry best practices and innovative strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Develop IP network engineering capability based on LEO satellite and ground systems and user terminals requirements for defense security applications 
  • Design IP network architectures for space and ground systems  and define their interfaces based on industry interoperability standards, and document network operations to ensure maximum flexibility for on-boarding to the network
  • Work closely with SAIC space vehicle engineers to design and implement avionics and payload data routing protocols and to meet network performance requirements
  • Work closely with SAIC ground system engineers to specify, procure, and install hardware and software to operate the ground segment of the network
  • Coordinate with network engineers from other constellations to integrate space vehicles to ground networks and provide connectivity disparate user terminals
  • Manage a global mesh network with constantly reconfiguring optical inter-satellite communications links
  • Manage and expand network interconnections, network co-location sites and points of presence (POPs) provided by the government customer
  • Implement network performance monitoring capability to proactively manage network health to enhance operational availability between satellites and on space-to-ground links, and on ground network links
 

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
  • BS Degree in an Engineering field or Computer Science and minimum 14 years of related experience; Master's and 10 years related experience
Candidates must possess a working knowledge of, experience with and/or ability to perform:
  • Networking Hardware such as routers (Cisco, Juniper), switches (Cisco, Juniper, Brocade), Firewalls (Palo Alto, ASA, IP tables, tec.)
  • Network modeling tools such as OPNET or other industry equivalents
  • Network protocols such as OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Multicast, VOIP, etc.
  • Environments such as cloud computing (AWS, Azure, VMWare), high-speed processing, Big Data
  • Proactively execute as organized and dedicated change agent, core to ensuring quality assurance while assisting with the culture shift per customer's vision/needs
  • Assist with the troubleshooting of Layer 2 and Layer 3 related issues
  • Ability to develop WBS and provide main and sublevel work details
  • Successfully work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to  manage multiple tasks and deliverables simultaneously
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government issued Secret clearance.  US Citizenship required.
 


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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