Fiber-Optic Comms System Engineer/Architect

JobTitle Fiber-Optic Comms System Engineer/Architect
Job Highlights Join MITRE's dynamic team of Engineers near Fort Meade, MD. Working in the public interest, you will leverage your expertise from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to support the DoD in the design, evolution and analysis of the global defense communications infrastructure. Help us support DoD in not only effectively interacting with industry, but also becoming a more effective global service provider to the defense community.
Why Should I Consider MITRE?
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Key Functions
The position will support the Depart of Defense (DoD) in the acquisition, operation and/or sustainment of optical fiber based transport. Key functions include leadership of technical teams, analysis of alternatives, thought leadership on the benefits and costs of acquisition options (lease vs buy), and updating the DISA strategy for use of optic fiber transport.
Location MD: Annapolis Junction
Required Skills:
Top Secret Clearance Required
Bachelor's or Master?s degree in a Communications Engineering related discipline and5-10 years of experience as either researcher or designer/engineer in fiber-optic cable systems including domain knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
a) Experience in fiber-optic cable systems that may include campus, regional, ultra-long haul, transoceanic, and/or festoon designs. Experience may include system design, procurement/acquisition, evaluation (to include vendor supply chain analysis), installation, and testing of, high-speed (100+ Gbps)
b) Experience in the operations, administration, maintenance, provisioning, and general lifecycle sustainment of global fiber optic cable systems.
c) Experience with fiber optic transport subsystems and effects, such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, Raman amplification, electronic dispersion compensation, polarization, wavelength selective switches, reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers, optical multiplexer/demultiplexers, forward error correction, advanced bandwidth efficient modulation schemes (e.g. QPSK) and transceiver architectures.
d) Experience with fiber-optic cable system specific engineering artifact creation; including system concepts of operations, requirements, engineering drawings, test plans, and test reports.
e) Hands-on laboratory and/or deployment experience with the components, subsystems, effects, techniques, and processes mentioned above.
f) Experience in the use and operations of network and element management systems, system performance metrics, and service level agreements.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required for interaction with customers, project leaders, team members, and other government stakeholders.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's or Doctorate degree and 10-15 years of experience are required for Level 4, along with experience in four or more of the areas described above.
Minimum Education/ Experience BS and 8 years related experience.
Travel Statement This position will require overnight travel up to 10% of the time as well as some local travel.
Clearance Top Secret
Clearance Statement
To be eligible for consideration for this position, a current Top Secret clearance is required.
Relocation Assistance Provided Yes
Career Level Experienced
Professional Area Engineering
Req ID 28120BR 64c55bef0ebe497683a991bb75209253

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