SATCOM Network Administrator

Ft. Meade, MD

Job ID: 130694 Industry: Government


SATCOM Network Administrator

Candidate must have a TS/SCI security clearance.

Program Description:

Our client is the prime contractor that 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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Day to day responsibilities may include:
  • 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.

Required Skills:
  • Understanding of SATCOM operations and working in that environment
  • Experience working with data pools and reporting on situational awareness for ad-hoc response and support
  • Must possess DoD 8570, IAT Level II (SEC+ or equivalent) certification.
  • Bachelor’ s degree, preferred, and 4+ yrs. of relevant experience; additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Desired Skills:
  • 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)
  • Unified Video Dissemination System (UVDS)
  • Defense Information Systems Network – Tactical Edge (DISN-TE)
  • SATCOM Unified Net-Centric System (SUNS)
  • Spectral Warrior

Job Type: Full Time 

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