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SATCOM Engineer
Systek (Systems Technologies)
Job Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD
Category: Engineer


The Network Engineer will provide systems engineering, programmatic/analytical support, and technical assistance for Combat Service Support Automated Information System Interface (CAISI), Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Inflatable Satellite Antenna, and any additional follow-on systems.
  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

  • Perform program planning, analysis, strategic planning, programmatic metrics, systems and risk management, and evaluations related to various programs and projects.
  • Responsible for assessing and meeting user requirements.
  • Design and analyze communications systems for satellite applications. Must be familiar with RF analyses such as link budgets, digital modulation/coding, gain/loss budgets, noise figure, etc.
  • Work with a team providing customer support, testing, documentation, training and software installation/configuration of ERP applications.
  • Perform system reports and create procedure documentation.
  • Provide ongoing customer consultation and analysis.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with developers, quality engineers, product managers, and usability experts to make products easier to use.
  • Produce clear, concisely written documents that will be used as the technical basis for high dollar value procurement of RF equipment such as converters, filters, receivers and high-power amplifiers.
  • Provide oversight of performance specifications, interface control drawing, and statement of work generation. Candidate will work with potential subcontractors to ensure any technical solution meets the top-level customer's needs while satisfying system and program constraints.
  • Design and plan network communications systems, providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture using Visio network diagrams.
  • Provide detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as Cisco routers, firewalls, switches, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Perform network monitoring, testing, maintenance, and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
  • Support DISA ACAS/Nessus scanning and hardening of Windows workstation/server and Cisco appliances as required.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of Engineering Change Requests and Proposals for presentation through a Change Control Board.
  • Write easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and developer guides.
  • Create tutorials to help end-users use a variety of applications.
  • Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, generate and maintaining technical documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, with 7 years of relevant experience
    • Bachelor's degree can be substituted with 4 years relevant experience
  • Security + Required; CISSP preferred
  • CNNP Enterprise Required
  • Experience with tactical military communications and/or satellite communications training desired
  • Experience with Oracle software installation/configuration
  • Proficiency with iDirect networks from Network Operations level and remote modem level. At a minimum, candidate will possess knowledge equivalent to the basic IOM course
  • Experience and strong understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) as pertaining to DOD Systems.
  • Proficiency with Linux OS Configurations
  • Basic familiarity with the SDLC and software development
  • Operational, business, or technical experience relevant to systems development, operations, and project management
  • Have familiarity with the operation of standard RF test equipment (e.g., spectrum analyzers, power meters, network analyzers)
  • Possess experience in the areas of satellite communications specifically in terminal subsystem design, operation, and/or repair and maintenance
  • Proficient with Python or C#

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • 20% travel may be required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities



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