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Communication and Network Test Engineer, Senior

Lexington Park, Maryland
Travel Required:  Yes
Clearance Required: Yes, must be eligible for SECRET Clearance
Must be U.S. Citizen
Education:  Completion of a technical school or advanced armed services technical school curriculum in electronics, avionics, or completion of at least 30 semester hours of related curriculum at an accredited college or university in an engineering or technical curriculum.  High school graduation or equivalency.
Desired Certifications: CISCO networking (CCENT CCNA CCDA CCNA…).  Juniper networking (JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE series…).
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in electronics or avionics technical support.At least two years’ experience supporting communications systems test and evaluation including requirements development, test planning, coordinating and executing test and evaluation activities, analysis of data products, and presentation and documentation of system performance results.
  • Desired knowledge and experience:
    • E-6B Mercury communications and network systems operations, maintenance and/or test and evaluation
    • Data link network design and architecture, messages, message content and standards.
    • Computer networking fundamentals
    • DoD and commercial standards (interfaces, protocols, etc.) used in integrating wired networks in Naval aviation weapons systems.
    • DoD and commercial standards (interfaces, protocols, waveforms, etc.) used in wireless networks involving Naval Aviation weapons systems.
    • DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF) and its application in ensuring interoperability of Naval Aviation systems.
    • Live-Virtual-Constructive Distributed Environments and use in T&E of network centric systems
Position Description: Supports developmental test and evaluation of communications and network systems for the E-6B Mercury Integrated Test Team.  Applies engineering principles to research, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate systems. Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. This position applies engineering experience to perform functions such as system integration, design, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
Skills Desired:
  • Areas of knowledge and understanding:
    • Military operations, joint capabilities and theater specific operations.
    • Joint interoperability requirements and the concept of Network Centric Operations (NCO) and Net-Centric Warfare (NCW).
    • Net-Ready (NR) Key Performance Parameter (KPP).
    • Authority to Operate (ATO) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
    • Interim Authorization to Operate (IATO) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
    • Interim Authorization to Test (IATT) certification processes and the use of Distributed Testing to accomplish
  • Areas of knowledge:
    • Through-the-air laser communications.
    • 5G communications and edge computing.
    • Navy WAN: ADNS, WGS satcom, Teleport, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), etc.
    • Interconnect router and the Defense Information Assurance(iA)/Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG) process.
    • DISA services and processes.
    • OSI network model (7 layer).
    • LoRa networks (long range low power wide area network).
    • Bluetooth, BLE communications.
    • Zigbee IEEE 802.15.4-based personal area networks (e.g. XBee product line).

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