Join our talent network

Job #: R-00014306
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Field Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Engineer at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

This position will require about 50% travel to CONUS and OCONUS sites in support of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) to provide SATCOM quality assurance at remote United States Government (USG) communication sites worldwide.

• Perform teleport media tests and measurements of SATCOM terminal power subsystems, grounding subsystems, and timing and sync subsystem.
• Provide analysis of test data to be able to reduce, analyze, and evaluate the data obtained from performance tests, and make appropriate recommendations.
• Manage WGS transmission systems equipment used in the geographical area of concern.
• Provide guidance to the customer regarding the SATCOM components and their function, and be able to show a thorough understanding of radio propagation, translation techniques, modulation techniques, network monitoring/control, and such system considerations as multi-hop trunks.

• Bachelor's Degree and 8+ yrs of experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
• Must possess a valid US passport or eligible to attain one.
• Must be able to travel to remote USG satellite communications sites worldwide.
• Must have successfully completed a Satellite Communication Course, US Army Signal School (or equivalent) or have had five (5) years field experience with operation and maintenance in a SATCOM environment.
• Following training, must be able to pass DISA's SATCOM Media Evaluator's written exam for final SATCOM certification.
• Must have an active Top Secret with SCI eligibility.

• Candidates with prior military experience: Army - 26Y, 29Y, 31S, or 25S/Air Force - 3D1X3

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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community