Trace Systems

Satellite Technician I

3 months ago
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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

Job Title: Satellite Technician I

Location:   UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Security Clearance:  Secret

Job Responsibilities

  • Associate level of “hands-on” work experience in support of installations, repair, and troubleshooting or maintenance of Ku and Ka-band satellite terminal equipment.
  • Understanding of satellite communications theory and operations. 
  • Understand and configure satellite modems per Satellite Access Authorization (SAA) or transmission plan
  • Understand L-band conversion of X, Ku, and Ka frequency bands.
  • Perform satellite modem loopback testing and understand test results.
  • Troubleshoot high power amplifiers (HPA), Low Noise Block (LNB), DMD-2050E satellite modems, fiber optic modems, antenna control unit (ACU), and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipment.
  • Evaluate system performance issues using spectrum analyzer / communications analyzer
  • Perform day-to-day operational checks and tasks with little supervision
  • Configure and monitor CodeMettle Network Management System
  • Load transmission security keys
  • Document daily events and record meter readings on Master Station Log (MSL)
  • Report daily equipment readings to Wideband SATCOM Operations Center (WSOC)
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively with Technical Control Facility personnel
  • Provide customer with accurate information and log reports accordingly

Minimum Qualifications

Intermediate level of experience working with DSCS or Commercial Satellite Terminals as specified in the task order to include:

  • X, C, Ka, Ku-band, Tri-band Satellite Terminals
  • Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Internet Protocol (IP) type satellite modems

Security Clearance

  • Secret


 To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems
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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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