Mid-Level Systems Engineer
Overview: iDirectGov's hubs, satellite routers and network management software address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. iDirect Government's specialized technology includes transmission security (TRANSEC), Communication Signal Interference Removal (CSIR (TM) ) anti-jam technology and Open Antenna Modem Interface Protocol (OpenAMIP). We bring innovation, integration and intelligence to satellite-based IP communications that government and military organizations trust. By providing quality certifications with the most bandwidth-efficient, scalable and highly secure platform, we have rapidly become the technology provider of choice for military and government-driven mission-critical applications. We are seeking for a team player with solid technical skills to work with our team of smart, creative, and dedicated engineering team-members. This position is based out of our Herndon, VA location with the option of a remote work schedule. This role is for a Systems Engineer focused on Network Management Systems. Systems engineers at iDirect Government are at the core of delivering innovative technology advancements that will push the boundaries of satellite communications in the defense market. They will draw on their vast experience, using multiple information sources to collaborate with diverse engineering teams to synthesize solutions that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. The systems engineering role, is to organize, drive, and validate multiple feature developments bringing together a complete sustainable solution. This position requires working in close partnership with different development engineering teams. In addition, the System Engineer may work directly with multiple engineering teams, Architecture, Operations, Product Management, Program Management, and Sales Engineering. Responsibilities: Contributing to architectural vision and customer-driven objectives on adoption of next generation terrestrial, cellular, wireless, and satellite waveforms/propagation and their interactions, including for example DVB-S2X Performing systems engineering and architecture development using new and emerging technologies into the iDirect Government solutions sets Facilitating collaboration with the platform team and other engineering functions on system design issues Maintaining a high level of awareness of competitive developments, technology trends, and of complimentary third-party technologies Build, mentor and maintain a strong/collaborative team that interfaces properly through the iDirect Government organization Communicate and enforce iDirect Government engineering process Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change Working with development engineers to define internal and external software interfaces/protocols that perform the desired functionality, while ensuring optimal efficiency and robustness Working with product line management and internally in the systems architecture group to refine and understand product requirements Creation and maintenance of interface control documents and technical specifications Acting as a subject matter expert to answer developer questions pertaining to interfaces Partner with engineering team leaders (Program Management, Hardware, Software, Quality) to scope and manage overall Product Line architecture, development, risk management, change control, resource management and resource conflicts that impact delivery success Maintain high level of awareness of complimentary 3rd party technologies Qualifications: 2+ years of System Engineer experience 7+ years of related SW and system solution development experience Experience with provider level network management systems (cellular, telecom, satellite, etc.) Networking protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet, DHCP, VoIP, ARP, QinQ, etc.) Ability to lead technical discussions for new features, drive consensus, and capture the results in writing in the form of designs, models, and requirements Experience in architecting or designing and testing systems/fixtures in a multi-disciplinary environment including developing and writing software for test and integration, eg C/C++/C#, LabView, Python, etc. Excellent written and verbal communication skills on technical matters Demonstrated leadership and communications skills Must be able to analyze and solve technical problems Must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner Must be able to work under pressure Self-motivated, independent worker The ability to learn quickly, evaluate ideas, and propose technical solutions Ability to write technical specifications reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals Interpersonal Skills: The ability to actively pursue technical solutions by consensus between different technical groups. The ability to run productive meetings on technical topics is also required. Additional experience in the following areas is a plus Satellite Communication experience with DVB-S2, TDMA, SCPC a plus Hands-on experience with VSAT network products is a plus Hands on testing and troubleshooting experience a plus Education: BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or related field Clearance: Active DoD security clearance or ability to obtain a secret level DoD clearance. Travel: 0-5% iDirect Government is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.