Communications Systems Engineer II

Description LinQuest is seeking a Communications Systems Engineer to join our team in Odenton, MD.  The Communications Systems Engineer will support technical, communications-based requirements focused on the current and future objective enterprise architectures needed to support decisions for evolving the National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC). Assessment of secure and survivable communications, networking, and information technology systems that use terrestrial (i.e., IP and circuit-based), RF, and satellite communications technologies. Responsibilities Perform gap analysis, identify promising technologies related to nuclear C3, conduct RF band vulnerability assessments, and assess the ability of the current and planned capabilities to achieve the nuclear C3 mission outcomes required to meet Nuclear Technical Proficiency Criteria (NTPC) standards. Recommend new initiatives; coordinate with other technical specialists in government, academia, and industry to keep abreast of emerging technologies, which relate to developing the NLCC Target Architecture Travel up to 10% Requirements Required Skills:  Ability to conduct systems analysis, engineering and nuclear weapons effects regarding communications within the Nuclear C3 System. Ability to apply enterprise architecture concepts to specific survivable and secure communications development tasks in a structured approach, including analysis of DoD wide activities, information requirements, and processes.  U.S. Citizenship and Active TS/SCI is required to be considered for this position   Required Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a technical area Background in analog and digitalRF communication system architectures including signal processing and modulation techniques. Experience with assessing performance parameters of common user communication systems such as RF signal and channel characteristics from extremely-low frequency (ELF) through extremely-high frequency (EHF), data link protocols, and long haul networking protocols and architectures used within DoD communications systems. Has an understanding of the nuclear C3 systems and applications that operate in specific RF bands to include VLF, LF, HF, VHF, UHF, SHF, and EHF.   Preferred Experience: Experience with terrestrial, wireless, tactical, mobile, and satellite communications systems to include advanced protocol concepts such as mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and disruptive tolerant networking (DTN) technology.    #3614
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