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Amentum Communications Engineer (VSAT/Network) in Falls Church, Virginia

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

The Communications Engineering (VSAT/Network) role encompasses conducting site surveys, design (creation of BOM), procurement (With BizOps team), installation, troubleshooting and repair of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) world-wide. Some knowledge of Cisco Networking equipment is desired and will become part of the Communications Engineer’s responsibility. Training and certification opportunities exist if the Communications Engineer possesses the aptitude and work experience. The Communications Engineer (VSAT/Network) will travel overseas 25-30% of the year to austere and sometimes hazardous environments. ​

Duties and Responsibilities

  • OCONUS travel to developing countries and some conflict zones. Industry – standard installation of communications and networking equipment (VSAT, Cisco Routers, interconnecting media).

  • Experience with connectivity media (Cat5/6, Fiber Multi- and single-mode).

  • Design, develop and deploy functional networks and communications systems

  • Configure and install various network and communications devices.

  • Manage and monitor network performance and integrity using Network Operations Center (NOC) tools.

Minimum Requirements​

  • Ability to obtain and maintain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance.

  • 2 years of hands-on satellite communications or VSAT experience, an understanding of basic network functionality.

  • Previous OCONUS work is desired.

  • The ability to troubleshoot between various points in the network to isolate issues.

  • Ability to lift and palletize heavy equipment (Communications equipment, Satellite antennas and Networking equipment).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability to work as a team member, to follow proper/standard templates. and configurations.

  • The ability to work with minimal oversight.

Additional Job Description

  • Expected to work within the programs core days and hours.

  • Monday through Friday (40-hour work week, no CONUS overtime anticipated; some OCONUS overtime can be expected).

  • Compressed schedules are not anticipated at this time but may be considered in the future.

  • Inclement weather schedules are dictated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In the event of liberal leave, contractor must use Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Ability/Required to lift upwards of 70 lbs. (with assistance) and will also be required to travel with heavy equipment and tool cases.

Amentum 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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