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Communications Hardware Engineer

Company: Xator
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Vaxcom Services, Inc.

www.vaxcom.com

Vaxcom Services Inc. (an Xator Corporation National Security Solutions Company) is a niche provider of intelligence related support services. We are recognized experts in Intelligence Community with subject matter expertise in the areas of Technical/IT Services, Operations, and Intelligence Services.

Clearance Requirement:

Active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph is required.

Communications Hardware Engineer Reston/Herndon/Chantilly, Virginia

The Communications Hardware Engineer leads all aspects of outside plant (OSP) installation, maintenance, locating fiber optic cable routes, and splicing. Develops preventive maintenance and restoration procedures for OSP facilities. Splices and tests fiber optic cable in a field environment. Reads and interprets Miss Utility tickets and compares to existing outside drawings. Communicates verbally with construction subcontractors regarding proper procedures for placement of outside cable plant. Interfaces with OSP engineers to determine best course of action for cable repairs or relocates. Provides functional guidance, supervision, technical support, training, and quality assurance/control to technicians.

Duties, Tasks, and ResponsibilitiesAdd, delete, and modify; as required, host, terminal, and network devices. Analyze and implement communications standards and protocols according to site requirements.Analyze existing requirements and prepares specifications for hardware acquisitions. Analyze network and computer communications hardware characteristics and recommends equipment procurement, removals, and modifications. Assist and coordinate with communications network specialists in the area of communications software. Conduct sites surveys; assess and document current site network configuration and user requirements. Configure computers, communications devices and peripheral equipment. Develop hardware installation schedules. Install network hardware. Prepare drawings documenting configuration changes at each site. Prepare engineering plans and site installation Technical Design Packages. Prepare reports and studies concerning hardware. Prepare functional requirements and specifications for hardware acquisitions. Ensure that problems have been properly identified and that the solutions will satisfy the user's requirements.Prepare site installation and test reports. Review computer systems in terms of machine capabilities and human-machine interface.

Train site personnel in proper use of hardware. Build specialized interconnecting cables.

Keywords: Xator, Reston , Communications Hardware Engineer, Other , Reston, Virginia

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