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SATCOM Engineer II

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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 TitleSATCOM Engineer II


Job Location:  Kuwait


Security Clearance:  Secret

Job Responsibilities

Coordinate and/or perform additions and changes to network hardware and operating systems, and attached devices; includes investigation, analysis, recommendation, configuration, installation, and testing of new network hardware and software. Provide direct engineering support on SATCOM/MLOS operational engineering services to support the configuration, sustainment, operational management, and troubleshooting of SATCOM/MLOS systems which includes, but is not limited to: Data Centers, Technical Control Facility (TCF), Joint Network Node (JNN), Command Post Node (CPN), SIPR NIPR Access Point (SNAP), SIPR Point of Presence (SPOP), Traffic Terminal (TT), Flyaway Tri-Band Satellite Terminal (FTSAT), AN/USC-60A Mobile Ku/Ka band Earth Terminal (MKeT), Fixed Ku/Ka band Earth Terminal (FKET), Deployed Ku/Ka band Earth Terminal (DKET), and Satellite Traffic Terminal (STT). Provide technical consultation, training and support to IT staff as designated by the Government.

  • Provide Tier 2 Troubleshooting support
  • Assist in the deployment and installation of SATCOM/MLOS systems
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.01 IAT-II Compliant
  • 5 Years of SATCOM Engineering Experience in a DOD environment
  • Must be a US Citizen

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with the following protocols and technologies, to include but not limited to:

  • Satellite access and link acquisition
  • Signal optimization (e.g. peak and polarization)
  • Terminal setup and maintenance
  • Provide high powered amplifier (HPA) and solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) maintenance
  • Dish setup
  • Loading boot files and troubleshooting Linkway modem operations
  • Signal flow and interconnecting cable issues

iDirect certification and experience is highly desired


  • 5 years of SATCOM engineering experience in a DOD environment

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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