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Tactical SATCOM Operator

Posted on Mar 7, 2021 by Linchpin Solutions

New York, NY 10001
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


Candidate will provide configuration management to satellite communication solutions. Candidate will be responsible for the configuration, operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and resolution of customer technical problems over the phone, via e-mail, on-site or using remote connectivity. Candidate will work as part of a team and must display a rigorous work ethic and possess the initiative and independent thinking to thrive in a dynamic environment.

The candidate shall perform the following tasks:

This position will support the day-to-day end users of tactical satellite systems to include but not limited to SNAP, SWAN, ISA, Micro VSAT, tactical SATCOM radio and WPPL to include Air Force Nuclear Command and Control & Communications Weapon System (AN/USQ-225) nodes, with maintenance and or operational support. The candidate will also provide onsite support and perform maintenance in the field as required by the Government.

Shall have formal operator training for tactical SATCOM systems.

Shall have protocol/Network Theory Experience.

Shall have an understanding, configuration and troubleshooting ability of DMVPN Architecture.

Shall be able to perform routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, RIPand RIP).

Shall have switching fundamentals (Virtual Local Area Network System (VLANS), VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), Port Security, Spanning Tree).

Shall know Cisco Encryption Concepts within a DMVPN Architecture.

Shall know Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Acceleration over Satellite concepts.

Shall install, operate and maintain Tactical VSAT systems.

Shall install, operate and maintain the SIPR/NIPR Access Point (SNAP) terminal.

Shall install, operate and maintain the Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) terminal.

Shall install, operate and maintain the Micro VSAT terminal

Shall install, operate and maintain the tactical SATCOM radio.

Shall install, operate and maintain the LINKWAY® Master Reference Terminal (MRT)/Network Controller.

Shall install, operate and maintain iDirect modems or Hub terminals.

Shall configure Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) network for Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN).

Shall install, operate and maintain the WPPL B and D systems.

Shall configure and integrate COMSEC equipment i.e. KG -175D, KG-175 Classic, KG-250X and KG-175E into all tactical SATCOM systems.

Shall manage and maintain telecommunication installation supplies.

Shall maintain daily on-hand inventories.

Shall provide training on tactical SATCOM equipment when required.

Shall configure Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) network modems

Handle other duties as assigned

. Requirements:


Minimum Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Candidate must possess a DOD top secret clearance.

Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of recent experience. In lieu of Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree plus 7 years of recent relevant experience or a major certification plus 7 years of recent relevant experience or 11 years of recent experience.

Minimum of two (2) years' experience operating in a tactical environment operating/maintaining antenna controllers, Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA), Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), Low Noise Block (LNB), up and down converters, Fiber optic/Coax/Ethernet Cable, Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)/TDMA modems (satellite modems).

Shall have experience and skill with commercial and military satellite acquisition procedures, IP routing and switching, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Quality of Service (QoS), Voice and Data - T1/E1, Foreign Exchange Server (FXS), and commercial TDMA/FDMA modems required. Experience with the MRT desired.

Shall have experience with Satellite Line of Sight and Near Line of Sight transport methods.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Linchpin Solutions, Inc. offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a 401K plan with matching, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts.


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