SATCOM Network Administration and Operations

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Job Category:
Information Technology - Networks
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI
The Defense & Intelligence Group of Leidos has a career opening for a SATCOM Network Administration and Ops candidate at Ft. Meade, MD.

Supports the SATCOM Management Center (SMC) providing 24x7 operational, programmatic, and technical support to the DISA Command Center (DCC), CC6 Gateway/SATCOM Operations Division at Ft. Meade, Maryland. You must be able to support rotating 8/10/12 hour shifts. You may be required to provide support on an on call basis and could be asked to report within an 8 hour time frame. You may be required to provide short or no notice contingency support at off site locations.

•Provide technical analysis of SATCOM (including space, control and ground) status and performance data to optimize network supportability and provide recommendations and alternatives for network requirements that are unsupportable. 
•Provide recommendations for the development of SATCOM network scenarios and determine impacts on the SATCOM and satellite network configurations.  
•Participate in the planning and technical evaluation of the performance of existing and new next generation augmentation satellites, earth terminals, baseband equipment, control equipment, and SATCOM facilities.
•Evaluate the supportability of Operations Plan (OPLAN) SATCOM requirements for each Area of Responsibility (AOR) utilizing the planning tools provided, and assist with the daily operation and management of the respective satellites and the associated ground and control segments.
•Participate in meetings, conferences, and briefings to incorporate information and technical data into operational directives and procedures and satellite static databases. 
•Provide Technical Analysis Reports, Technical Briefings, Technical Review of Wideband SATCOM Documentation, Technical Analysis Working Papers and White Papers, and Technical Review of Wideband O&M Meetings. 
•Provide equipment monitoring and control (M&C), mission establishment, situational awareness, trouble management, and engineering and testing support to DoD and Enterprise SATCOM Gateways.
•Support Monitor & Control (M&C) activities to include: Open / Remediate/ Close incident tickets; Coordinate equipment failures and troubleshooting actions with site and deployed operators; Monitor, control and configure all specified equipment technologies including adding and removing missions; Manage and provision DISN services, connecting DISN circuits and IP/ multicast traffic; Periodic verification that equipment is operating in the baseline configuration and that no alarms exist; Assist in equipment configuration for mission and network setup according to the mission SAA and GAA.
•Develop network diagrams using Government tools and software applications; provide reports on equipment status, network status, and network utilization using Government tools and software applications; and shall enter outage information via Government furnished trouble ticketing systems.

•Bachelor’s degree, preferred, and 4+ yrs. of relevant experience; additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•Be able to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in written form.
•Must possess DoD 8570, IAT Level II (SEC+ or equivalent) Certification
•You must have an active Top Secret security clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI.

•Experience with the following tools/applications:
•Wideband Remote Monitoring System (WRMS)
•Common Network Planning Software (CNPS)
•DoD Teleport 
•Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Subsystem
•Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)
•IP Modems (iDirect)
•DVB-RCS: Advantech system and support equipment at Lago and Landstuhl
•Gateway Video Reception Delivery Service (GVRDS)
•Mobile Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
•Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS)
•Defense Information Systems Network – Tactical Edge (DISN-TE)
•SATCOM Unified Net-Centric System (SUNS)
•Spectral Warrior


External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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