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BAE Systems

IP VHF Radio Systems Administrator (75812BR)




Full Time


Washington, Washington DC, United States

Job Description BAE Systems is seeking a Systems Administrator with experience with Internet Protocol (IP) Radio telecommunications network design, installation, documentation, operations, maintenance, system engineering, sustainment engineering, management and oversight for a government agency's IP based radio telecommunications infrastructure. Will provide administrative Network and Radio support for special C2 systems including High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios transmission systems. Provide Land Mobile Radio (LMR) connections between radio users and dispatched operators located around the Washington DC metro area. Maintain and troubleshoot SATCOM system.

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing technical expertise and input to ensure emerging telecommunications programs reach adequate functional requirements, technical compatibility, and compliance with government and industry standards. Will document and report on a daily basis the status of the assigned responsibilities. Will be self-reliant and capable of performing essential technical maintenance activities without direct supervision, responsible for managing work orders and trouble tickets.

This position will assist government users in system problem diagnosis and troubleshooting, collection of problem information, and recommendation of fixes. Participates in the daily activities of configuration and operation of customer Radio IT networked systems. Provides quality assurance and operational reporting requirements. Will configure and test new technology, enhance current systems, and pioneer technology for new systems, work with cable fabrication, and troubleshoot communication lines and equipment.

This position is located in Washington DC. There is no relocation assistance available for this position. Applicants must be currently residing in or state willingness to relocate self to Washington DC or surrounding areas.Required Education, Experience, & Skills High school diploma and a minimum of 10 years of direct experience with telecommunications, integration design, installation and support

Active security clearance with a current SSBI/T5 adjudicated within the past three years (must be able to pass additional access screenings)

Experience with Wide Area Networks

Strong experience with IP routing schemes, configuration and troubleshooting routers and switches

Strong troubleshooting and problem isolation techniques for solving complex troubles with telecommunication instruments, equipment, circuits, channels, and trunk troubles where limited standardization exists

Ability to perform comprehensive equipment and system level maintenance for any of the following equipment/systems: HF, UHF, VHF and Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) technology

Security + certification in accordance with DOD 8570 instruction

Experience with radio transmission technology, RF theory, HF, UHF, VHF radio systems

Experience with any of the following Motorola Base Station equipment:

  • Motorola APX-600
  • Vertex Radio
  • Motorola Astro Mobile
  • Motorola XTS-5000
  • Motorola TXM 2000 VHF
  • Motorola GTR 8000
  • Digital Interface Unit (DIU)
  • Astro Tac Comparator(ATAC)
  • Motorola XTS-3000
  • Motorola Radio Gateway Unit (RGU)
  • Wave Routers
  • KVL Key Loaders
Experience with Juniper, Circuit to Packet (CTP-150)

Knowledge of L3 Harris AN/PRC-117G Satcom

Strong troubleshooting and problem isolation techniques for solving complex troubles with telecommunication equipment, circuits, channels, and trunk troubles

Considerable knowledge base of secure communications instruments, MB lines, T-1 primary rate interfaces

Capable of performing essential technical maintenance activities and telecommunications equipment installations, de-installations IAW applicable published standards with minimal guidance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Server experience
Cisco Certified Network Associate certification (CCNA)
Network+ certification in accordance with DOD 8570 instruction
Microsoft certifications (MCSA, MCP, MCS)
Experience using test equipment such as O-scope, Fireberd, and transmission test sets
Familiarity with patch panels
Ability to be self-reliant
Ability to professionally interact with high level military officers and civilian officials on a daily basis
Quality assurance experience with both new and upgraded telecommunications systems
Trainer / training experience
Positive service oriented attitude
Military experience / knowledge of customs and courtesies
Experience with larger enterprise IP networks and related networking equipment
Knowledge of DoD policies and procedures with regard to the installation, configuration, and management of Cisco IP SystemsAbout BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.