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Job #: R-00010757
Location: DISA Scott Air Force Base, IL
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has a career opening for a SATCOM Network Engineer at Scott AFB, IL.


This position supports the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Enterprise SATCOM Gateway Services (ESGS), providing 24/7/365 technical and operational support to tactical customers accessing DoD Gateway facilities. Personnel shall provide support to an extremely complex IP-Based SATCOM network. Candidate will be "mission essential" and able to support rotating 12, 10, or 8hr shifts based upon the requirement and resources available.


• Perform IP network support to include configuration of switches, routers, firewalls and voice equipment.

• Perform IP satellite modem support to include configuration and issue of option/boot files.

• Work with DoD SATCOM Gateway facilities and deployed operators to troubleshoot and resolve SATCOM and IP network issues.

• Remotely access and de-access customers into the IP/SATCOM networks.

• Verify equipment is operating in the baseline configuration and react to alarms as necessary.

• Remotely provide global equipment configurations at DoD SATCOM Gateways utilizing the Satellite Access Authorization (SAA) and Gateway Access Authorization (GAA).

• Utilize ticketing applications to aid in customer problem tracking and resolution in all aspects of the network integral to our client's Baseband, IF, and RF Communications.


• High School diploma and 2+ yrs. of relevant experience; additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

• Be able to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in written form.

• Must possess DoD 8570, IAT Level II (SEC+ or equivalent) Certification.

• Minimum Secret clearance with the ability to acquire a Top Secret SSBI.


• Moderate level IP/Networking experience including hands-on configuration of routers, switches, firewalls and IP Modems.

• Moderate level knowledge of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateways, call managers, performance enhancing proxies (PEP), and telephony systems.

• Moderate understanding and experience with the operation/configuration of MILSATCOM encryption devices

• Moderate understanding and experience in the implementation and delivery of DISN services (VoIP, VoSIP, VTC, NIPR, SIPR).

• Moderate understanding and experience with Satellite Communications (SATCOM) architecture and signal flow.

• Utilization of SAA/GAAs as source documentation for network configuration.

• Ability to manage IP over SATCOM networks using iDirect or equivalent FM-TDMA hubs.



External Referral Eligible

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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