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Communications Engineer at PAE

Communications Engineer

PAE Alexandria, VA Full-Time
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Communications Engineer

This position is for a field engineer working 60 day rotations OCONUS, in warzone locations. The employee will work 60 days straight in country providing IT Operational support and maintenance, as well as ad hoc aperiodic training. After 60 days, the employee will rotate back to their home for 60 days. Each year will consist of approximately three 60-day rotations. Delta Bridge is seeking an individual who is a self-starter with a documented track record of working successfully on highly dynamic and fast paced teams. This will also include working closely with foreign nationals, who are often not very proficient in the English language. 

The incumbent will support existing IT systems, as well as build and test requirements for a new system enhancements. On-site build and test activities shall include:

  • Test, inspection, verification of multiple tactical communications systems ensuring compliance with COMSEC policies and procedures and project management requirements

  • Uncrating, set-up, and build-out of new equipment

  • Hardware and software configuration and customization of tactical communications and IT system packages

  • System integration and testing of built packages

  • Pack-out and shipment of the complete packages

  • Removal and appropriate disposal of any old or excess communications and computer equipment, hard drives, memory, and video cards

  • Preparation of communication system documentation

  • Conducting site surveys as needed prior to any new installation

  • Drawings of rack elevations, system component front and back views, wiring interconnect diagrams, wire lists, and networks

  • Training of onsite personnel on built and installed packages

  • Provide technical advice and guidance on installation, adaptation, configuration and/or enhancement of technical products, programs and systems

  • Provides expertise for resolving technical problems

  • Modify products, programs and systems to various customer requirements

  • Serve as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects

  • Provide end-user training

  • Perform various tests and documents results

  • Schedule work to meet completion dates and technical specifications

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced engineers and technicians and may have supervisory responsibilities

  • May serve as technical team or task lead

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned

Mandatory Skills Requirements

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • BS degree in the field of computer science or related degree and/or 7 years equivalent work experience.

  • 5-7 years of related systems/network engineering/configuration experience.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, bend, stretch, and stand for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to safely and effectively utilize hand tools required for installation of transmission equipment

  • Must be able to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces

  • Must be able to sit a computer terminal for an extended period of time

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment correctly most of the day

  • Must be able to occasionally work in temperatures exceeding 100F

  • Must be able to occasionally climb ladders and work off elevated surfaces

  • Must have strong interpersonal communications ability

  • Must be a good writer

Desired Skills (Potential candidates should possess at least four of the following ten skills):

  • 5+ years of experience with IPv4 subnetting, routing protocols, and troubleshooting techniques (Network+ or Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals is a plus).

  • 3+ years of experience site to site VPNs (Cisco ASA, SonicWall TZ Series, Check Point NGFW 1400 series, Barracuda 180 series, ZyWALL VPN 50, etc.) (CCNA Security is a plus).

  • 5+ years of experience administering a Windows Domain, Exchange Server, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), SQL 2016 or later (Current MCSA for Windows 10, Server 2012, or Server 2016 is a plus).

  • 3+ years of experience with an Enterprise Endpoint Protection Solution (i.e. Symantec Endpoint Protection, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, Windows Defender ATP, etc.)

  • Familiar with Disaster Recovery solutions and High Availability computing environments (Stretch Clustering, Exchange DAG, Symantec Backup Exec, Acronis Backup, etc.)

  • Familiar with Voice of Internet Protocal (VoIP) (Cisco Unified Call Manager , Mitel, 3CX, Asterisk) (CCNA Voice, or any UC platform certification is a plus).

  • Familiar with management of virtualized computing platforms (VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V).

  • Familiar with Ku Band VSAT (Completion of iDirect O&M course or iDirect hub experience are a plus).

  • Familiar with installation, termination, and testing of Cat6, RG-11, and Fiber Optic cables (BICSI Installer I or higher is a plus).

  • Experience administering an Enterprise Network Management Service (i.e. Solarwinds, Whats Up Gold, PRTG, etc.)

Medical Clearance: Must successfully pass medical/psychological screenings required by customer to serve in any high threat designated area.

Mandatory Customer Training: Must be able to successfully pass area specific training mandatory for deployment to high threat designated area.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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