Communications Engineer I
Cogito Innovations, LLC is a systems engineering and consulting firm, specializing in the design and implementation of mission-critical communications systems for Utilities, Government, and the DoD. We have a great entry-level opportunity for engineers interested in the field of telecommunications, working on a wide range of mission-critical networks for public and private agencies. As a Communications Engineer I, you will report directly to the Chief Engineer and support the development of engineering solutions ranging from fiber optic, VHF, UHF, microwave, mesh, cellular, IP, PSTN, satellite, and other means as required to meet system objectives. You are expected to work collaboratively with project leads, engineers, technicians, and customer stakeholders. Responsibilities include:Evaluate performance metrics for communications links such as throughput, latency, security, reliability, and failover convergenceAnalyze technical issues and develop solutionsAssist with development of systems architectures and designsConduct site surveys at customer locationsConduct impact and feasibility studies for candidate equipmentDevelop and perform validation testing for installed systemsPerform other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications RequiredBachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, or similar from an accredited institutionAbility to demonstrate analytic and problem-solving skillsBasic understanding of IP networks and RF theoryAbility to travel nationwide (10% maximum)Must be a US CitizenEligibility for SECRET Clearance DesirableExperience designing wireline, fiber, or wireless communications linksKnowledge of substation communications systems including SCADA, telemetry, video surveillance, access control, IP, and radio networksExperience securing IT and OT systemsExperience in wireless communications to Smart Grid devices including DA equipment, AMI collectors, fault indicators, and other intelligent devicesExperience integrating vehicular communications systems supporting voice, video, and data applications We offer a highly competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, and performance-based bonuses. This is a fast-paced industry and we understand the importance of your development, placing a strong emphasis on training, mentoring, and career advancement opportunities. This is more than a paycheck. You will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and directly contribute to the growth of our young company.