Satellite Systems Network Engineer
Raytheon - Sterling, VA

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Job Description:

Satellite Systems Network Engineer provides project management, engineering services and technical services for the Sponsor’s satellite program. Satellite network engineer is responsible for providing close support to the Sponsor’s Commercial SATCOM Network and temporary duty travel support for both domestic and overseas locations. Provides assistance on satellite projects/programs; assists in coordination of plans with other contractors for field engineering activities pertaining to the satellite network; provides input information on schedule, cost, risk mitigation, and WBS.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
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Analyze and provide information on space segment lease cost, bandwidth requirements, and frequency management for the DTS SATCOM Network.
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Analyze systemic and/or network failures in the field and provide recommendations for solution to the failures.
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Assist the DTA instructors with the development of training courses for commercial terminal operations and maintenance personnel.
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Compile yearly input for the DSCS and WGS Satellite Database (SDB) submission to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
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Coordinate and implement Enterprise Satellite Solutions (ESS) network changes with DTS relay facilities.
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Coordinate and implement network changes with regional relay facilities (RRFs).
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Develop concepts for satellite database structures and content that allows convenient access to existing satellite analysis tools as used by the Sponsor.
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Develop frequency and transponder loading plans to meet current and near-term requirements.
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Identify required space segment, commercial teleports, and terrestrial communications segments.
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Identify test and evaluation requirements for terminal hardware, as required.
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Investigate options for procurement of commercial bulk bandwidth procurements.
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Maintain Sponsor’s various SATCOM databases as network changes are implemented.
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Maintain standards for satellite database access control and auditing; implement database access control to allow browsing and report generation by Government and Contractor personnel.
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Maintain standards for satellite databases organization and access; implement the integration of existing satellite databases for MILSATCOM and commercial satellite networks into a single, coherent database structure.
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Maintain ’s SATCOM databases as network changes are implemented.
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Manage the Interim Feasibility Request (IFR) database (requests for DSCS, WGS and XTAR access.)
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Perform analysis and evaluation of vendors’ technical proposals for commercial SATCOM links and provide the evaluation results to the government.
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Perform periodic market surveys to identify emerging SATCOM technologies.
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Prepare technical reports, drawings, graphs, and other technical documentation, as required, in support of the SATCOM network.
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Produce satellite link analyses and calculations for the DTS SATCOM network. Produce frequency and modulation analyses. Provide satellite update ephemeris information for the DSCS, WGS and XTAR geosynchronous satellites used by DTS-PO.
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Provide satellite update ephemeris information for the commercial geosynchronous satellites used by the DTS SATCOM Network.
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Review ESS Support Vendor test plans and procedures for evaluating satellite earth terminal equipment.
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Support the implementation of a web-based command monitor and alarm (CMA) application accessible across the enterprise and by DTS Partners.
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Support the implementation of new satellite link modeling application and associated databases to maintain the application.
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Track and report allocation metrics to include satellite power and bandwidth utilization and throughput statistics.
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Track on a routine basis the correlation between ’s SATCOM models and real-time measurement tools. Compare with Department of Defense’s measurement tools (i.e., TLS, etc).
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Utilize ’s SATCOM network management tools to include; the Replacement Carrier Measurement System the Corporate Carrier Measurement System Network Management and Control System, and Modem Monitoring.
Minimum Experience:
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Top Secret clearance with polygraph is required.
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Someone that is fully capable of delivering capabilities related to a particular skill, language, system, or technology.
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Requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience with the majority of the following technology and tools.
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Technology
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Cisco Systems CiscoWorks; Element management software; NetIQ software; SolarWinds software
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Configuration management software — Application management software; Automated installation software; Patch and upgrade management software; Software distribution software
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Ethereal; Ipswitch What's Up Gold; Multi-router traffic grapher MRTG software; Symantec Intruder Alert
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Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS software; Network and system vulnerability assessment software; Risk assessment software; Virtual local area network management software
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Transaction security and virus protection software — CA eTrust; Encryption software; Penetration testing software; Virus scanning software
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Tools
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Integrated services digital network ISDN analyzers
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Network multimeters
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Asynchronous transfer mode ATM analyzers; Bit error rate BER testers; Network connectivity testers; Wide area network WAN analyzers
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Fiber optic power meters
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Protocol analyzers
Required Education (including Major):

General professional years of experience may be substituted for specialized years of experience at a ratio of three (3) years of general experience within an occupation for one (1) year of specialized experience. Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (3) months of specialized experience. A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill.
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An Associate’s degree will be considered equivalent to eighteen (18) months specialized experience.
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A Bachelor’s degree will be considered equivalent to three (3) years specialized experience (total equivalency is not cumulative when combined with an Associate’s degree).
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A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of five (5) years when combined with a Bachelor’s).
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A Doctorate will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of seven (7) years when combined with a Master’s and a Bachelor’s).
Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.
At Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), we transform data into knowledge. IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS employs more then 8,300 people worldwide with major hubs in the Mid Atlantic Region, Aurora, CO, and national Headquarters in Garland, TX, IIS generated $3 billion in 2011 revenues.

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