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Network Communications Engineer/ Part Time

Cleveland, OH 44135
Network Communications Engineer/ Part Time

Electrical Engineer IV

Cleveland, Ohio



HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD. Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing, small business with over 500 employees located around the US.


HX5, in support of the GEARS contract at NASA Glenn Research Center, is searching for a part-time Network Communications Engineer. The selected candidate will work with a NASA Glenn Research Center engineering team supporting the Power and Propulsion Element contract in its use of all network components of the communication subsystems, including common terrestrial network architectures and CCSDS specific protocols.  


With a focus on networking subsystems, the selected candidate will perform the following tasks: 


 1) Review documents and prepare for technical milestone reviews,

 2) Participate in contract/subcontract Technical Interchange Meetings and technical reviews.

 3) Perform independent trade studies and analysis of the project contractor(s) network communication subsystems,

 4) Assess network architecture design for technical risks and supporting the development of risk statements and mitigation approaches,

 5) Develop gap assessment to capture the gaps between the project (PPE) contractor requirements and Gateway project interface specification, and between the PPE contractor requirements and the current SCaN networks.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Senior computer network engineer with relevant experience developing networked applications or architectures

  • Experience with communication and network technologies and concepts

  • Experience with TCP/IP protocol layers and their service models, Application layer protocols, Network layer routing algorithms

  • Experience with data link protocols, preferably including protocols commonly used in space links: DVBS, AOS, etc

  • Understanding of common security protocols and techniques, including key exchanges, certificates, etc. 

  • Understanding of delay or disruption tolerant networking (DTN) and knowledge of space communication standards and procedures.

  • U.S. citizenship is required




  • Ph.D. and 0-3 years experience or Masters degree and 3-6 years experience or Bachelor's degree 5-10 years experience.


Other Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with NASA ground network infrastructure/operations for support of Space programs (i.e. Space Communication and Networking (SCaN) architecture)


* Must be a US Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.



HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued Paid Time Off


HX5, LLC is an equal opportunity (M/F/D/V) and a Drug Free Workplace employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.




Posted: 2020-05-09 Expires: 2020-06-08

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