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Senior Telecommunications Engineer Job

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Senior Telecommunications Engineer Job

Senior Telecommunications Engineer Job

Date: Sep 3, 2018

Location: Reston, VA, US

Company: SAIC

Senior Telecommunications Engineer (Job Number:432371)


The Senior Telecommunications Engineer is a highly technical position who supports multiple project teams as both a contributor and a leader. In this position the engineer will review telecommunications architecture, hardware, and system designs. The engineer will also support the review and analysis of technical telecommunications documentation such as specifications, interface documentation, and system link budgets. Test witnessing/verification and data review of telecommunications hardware and systems is included as a function of the Senior Telecommunications Engineer. The Engineer will demonstrate technical skills in telecommunications networks with a focus in fiber optic communications transport technologies and its applications. This position requires the engineer to interface with associate contractors, customers, and vendors as the project team’s technical representative. Technical report and white paper generation are also included as functions of this position. Regular CONUS travel to off-site locations may be required.



- Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and Seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and 5 years or more experience
- Education and Experience:
- A minimum of a BS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, or a closely related discipline.
- A minimum of 3 years working in a telecommunications related field.

Required Skills:

- Ability to design/setup/run tab tests.
- Current hands on lab experience.
- A strong understanding of standard telecom networks and protocols.
- An ability to review and understand technical telecom documentation such as hardware specifications, system interface control documentation, and system architecture requirements including power link budgets.
- An ability to provide a technical analysis of telecom hardware and system designs.
- Specialized experience in fiber optic communications.
- Demonstrated technical skills in telecommunications networks with a focus in fiber optic communications transport technologies and its applications.
- Must currently possess a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

Desired Skills:

- Knowledge of lab view and MATLAB
- Hands on experience with standard telecommunications hardware and systems
- The ability to support infrequent OCONUS travel, if required, is also a plus
- Experience with Cisco/Juniper/Lucent products and services
- Experience with Global, Last-Mile Communications
- Familiarity with Fiber to the X, and Fiber to the home
- Familiarity with Virtualization Platforms
- Familiarity with Optical test Equipment and Network/Element Management Platforms such as HP OpenView
- Comfortable terminating cables, configuration of lab equipment
- Familiarity with Linux/Solaris and Windows platforms


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Nov 17, 2017, 12:00:00 AM
Primary Location: United States-VA-RESTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Engineer, Electrical, System Administrator, Technology, Engineering


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