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The Leidos Intelligence Group has a career opportunity for a Senior Optical Telecommunications Expert at our Leidos site in Columbia, MD. The Sr. Telecomm Expert will provide Optical Telecomm Engineering support to solve complex SIGINT problems.
This contract is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of large, collection systems. The work that's being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.
The Senior Optical Telecommunications Expert will be responsible for evaluating, testing, and documenting of telecomm solutions. They will provide technical experience in fiber optic communication, to include knowledge of transmitters, receivers, fiber, amplifiers, Wavelength-division multiplexing, dispersion, attenuation, and regeneration.
TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field. Directly related experience will be considered on a case by case basis in lieu of degree
Strong background in SIGINT systems
A minimum of 15 years of technical experience in fiber optic communication, to include knowledge of transmitters, receivers, fiber, amplifiers, Wavelength-division multiplexing, dispersion, attenuation, and regeneration.
Must have at least 10 years of hands-on practical experience in either inside or outside plant operations with a fiber optic transport-based network.
Within the last 15 years, a minimum of 5 years experience in at least five (5) of the following:
Modern Telecommunications System and Networks
Telephony Switching System
Cellular/Personal Communications Systems
TDM/PCM Multiplexing / Modulation /Switching Systems
Packet Switching System
Knowledge of electrical transmission and governing standards, such as IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) or ITU (International Telecommunications Union), is also required.
Experience with front-end collection system requirements, development, analysis and fulfillment
Experience with SIGINT collection testing scenarios, procedures and integration methods
Experience with failure modes analysis and root cause determination of issues with SIGINT systems/applications
Ability to compare metrics or analyses of collection to understand system performance and provide optimizations recommendations for SIGINT systems
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Optical Engineering
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 33,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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