Frontier Technology, Inc. (www.fti-net.com)
FTI is currently looking for an experienced Communications and Network Systems Engineer to provide technical advisory support to the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Enterprise Ground Services (SMC/EGS) in Colordao Springs. The successful candidate will support design and fielding of technical ground communications systems solutions to provide satellite command and control and data exploitation capabilities for EGS. Extensive network and communications experience and knowledge of major US Government satellite programs with systems engineering and ground systems development/test/integration is required. A secret security clearance is required, a TS/SCI is preferred.
Assist and advise on the engineering, design, integration and delivery of government and/or commercially provided communications services in support of program data requirements
Develop program strategies and plans for communications and network technology maturation through phased deliveries. Analyze current comms system capabilities, emerging mission requirements, industry roadmaps, cyber-security initiatives, and future program plans to establish an architecture strategic plan and provide recommendations for the development and deployment of specific solutions from a technical, cost and schedule standpoint
Work with government communications service providers (DISA, IC, AFSPC Networks) and commercial service providers (CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon) for ordering and delivery of services, understanding of their technology roadmaps, and management of program Service Level Agreements
Support updates and upgrades to program networks to address obsolescence, vulnerabilities, technology insertion/demonstration, expansion, or system resiliency
Assess communications systems and the relationship with Information Assurance, Cryptographic Systems, Data Processing, Storage Systems, Voice and Video systems, and emerging Cloud Services
Critical skills include architecture/requirements definition/analysis, acquisition strategy, engineering/design, fielding/integration, and test/turnover
Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills are mandatory
Be forward looking, mission/customer focused and have a bias for action
Work proactively, independently as a member of a highly effective technical team while developing approaches to solutions.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering Computer Science, or similar
Strong technical background in communication theory, network protocols, and network management
In-depth understanding of OSI Model, with emphasis on Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport and Session layers
Knowledge of network design (e.g. LAN/WAN, routing protocols, routers) and protocols (e.g., IPv4, BGP, MPLS , VPN, IPSec, DNS) , Multicast routing
Layer 2 equipment, protocol and technology (switches, LACP, STP, VLANs)
15 years network systems experience
Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain/ maintain a government TS/SCI security clearance
A secret security clearance is required, a TS/SCI is preferred.
Prefered - working knowledge of Department of Defense mission, activities and terms
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with members of a diverse military and civilian team
Work independently with little to no supervision on assigned tasks
Comfortable with developing/processing a large amount of documentation in a short period of time