Communications Engineer*

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Job Title: Communications Engineer*

Job Location: Qatar

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is seeking an experienced Communications Engineer to support our on-site team based in the Qatar. This position requires engineering, troubleshooting, and optimization of theater level communications systems as well as systems employed in theater. Tasks also consist of researching current and emergent technologies and providing analysis on technical specifications, limitations, potential implementation, and recommended courses of action.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design, troubleshoot, and optimize satellite network connectivity, telephone switching equipment, video teleconferencing, microwave networks, Very High Frequency (VHF)/Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Radio, and IP networking and IP-based technology.
  • Organize and establish engineering standards and solutions.
  • Design solutions, troubleshoot, and optimize existing networks utilizing multiplexing and Standard Military Cryptographic Equipment.
  • Engineer solutions utilizing Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Timing/Encryption, and IP-based transmission technologies and encryption.
  • Follow DoD and US Military IA/Protection standards, Communications Security Practices.
  • Design integrated systems using numerous types of electronic or mechanical components and ensure product interoperability.
  • Coordinate project schedules on macro and micro levels to ensure the efficient usage of available resources.
  • Perform pre-installation surveys and on-site installation management throughout the AOR.
  • Review new equipment to ensure its interoperability with existing products and sustainability for long-term maintenance support
  • Analyze and evaluate existing communications networks and infrastructure and recommend upgrades or restructuring of equipment or routing to meet emerging requirements.
  • Provide detailed engineering project support plans and installation instructions. Establish goals, and evaluate project modifications to ensure they meet the desired project operational objectives.
  • Create project budgets and modify system capabilities to fit within available funds.
  • Research military and commercial equipment by reviewing data-sheets and white papers.
  • Brief commanders on plans and/or status of projects and provide summaries as required by the TO.
  • Coordinate with the Government on needed materials, estimates, part manufacturing, and delivery time-lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of “hands on” work experience in support of communications electronic systems or equipment.
  • Must have the technical knowledge to solve complex problems, understand the interrelationships of circuits, understands Internet Protocol (IP) routing and architecture design and be able to exercise independent judgment in performing tasks.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of engineering experience in the following areas:
    • Information Technology
    • IP Network Design and Architecture Development
    • RF Communication
    • Satellite Communications
    • Telecommunications
    • Tech Control
    • Command & Control (C2) System
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Military Communication Systems
  • Must poses and demonstrate functional knowledge of: satellite communications terminals, multiplexers, telephone switches, data network routers and switches, network servers, fiber optic and copper cable, and signal/format adapting equipment, utilize multidisciplinary experience to design communications networks from the ground up to include voice, data, radar, and special circuit distribution
  • Create multiplexing schemes to include card selection, physical and logical bandwidth allocation, and off/intra-site connections, design parallel telephone and data networks and their associated cable plant distributions
  • The expertise to segregate data networks using IP schemes and subnetting, evaluate and design telephone networks, establish dial tables, set precedence and structure communities of interest, Calculate radio frequency and public warning siren coverage plots.
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering 


  • Must meet the certification requirement of DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certifcation.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded 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.


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


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 (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, disability or veteran status. 


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