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Senior SATCOM Engineer - iDirect

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  Full Time   Part Time   Employee   Contractor


Remote field communications and networking depend on reliable technology that performs IN even the most extreme environments. DataPath specializes IN designing, manufacturing and supporting both custom and commercial-off-the-shelf field communications and information technology products. All of our solutions are backed by industry leading management tools, customer care and field support. At DataPath we are passionate about developing easy-to-use top quality products that help our clients achieve their mission objectives.


This position requires a motivated, responsive individual with proven experience IN the engineering, configuration, maintenance and operations of secure and highly-available iDirect-based TDMA satellite communications networks. Proven IN-depth experience IN the area of network health and expansion, iDirect NMS server and Protocol Processor O&M, network sizing, frequency management and Quality Assurance of link budget calculations and frequency planning is required. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure as a Senior Engineer and Tier III technical point of contact for the support of satellite-based communications and network management.

Must have a current or be eligible to attain a DoD Secret or higher level security clearance. Must be able to meet IAT Level I certification standards as per the DoD 8570.01-M - Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (IAWIP).

Essential Duties:

Provide Tier III assistance and interface with iDirect TAC for high level incident resolution.
Ability to develop and interpret block and level diagrams.
Efficient IN Spectrum Management Tools to isolate interference, noise level changes and satellite anomalies to include local and remote spectrum analyzers.
Maintains complete records of investigations made, methods employed and results obtained.
Prepares complete reports of results and recommendations; communicates with internal and external sources necessary to assure proper and timely project completion.
Provides technical training and assistance to junior level personnel.
Develop and document detailed diagrams and equipment lists of each iDirect hub chassis, hub line card, Protocol Processor, and NMS. Maintain inventory records of all iDirect systems.
Develop and document policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
Willing to work after hours during emergency call-IN.
Provide team scheduling for normal and off hours.
Interface with INOC management for network planning.
Provide detailed Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and After Actions Reports (AARs) to customer base.
Plan and schedule major network migrations and upgrades.
Participate IN Operations related meetings and Technical Working Groups as requested.
Experience Required:

8 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge of satellite network design concepts, VSAT and IP networking.
6 years of experience IN Engineering and operating iDirect TDM/TDMA VSAT systems.
Experience IN satellite Network Operations and Field Services.
Minimum 5 years of experience working with any combination of Cisco routers & switches.
Understand the unique operational and technical complexities of VSAT systems
3 years of experience Link Budget Calculations and Transmission Plans.
Familiarity with Federal/DoDi network security requirements and processes.
Education and Certifications:

Bachelor?s degree IN Computer Science or Engineering or an equivalent level of work experience.
Certifications such as CCNP, CISSP and Security+ are a plus.
DataPath is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

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