Telecommunications Engineer - Multiple levels

2 months ago
Company
Noblis
Requisition #
5737
Reg/Temp
Regular Employee
Security Clearance
None
FT/PT/On-Call
Full Time
Job Category
Telecommunications and Network Engineering
Location
US-VA-Reston

Responsibilities

Overall Program Summary:

 

The General Services Administration (GSA) currently manages telecommunications acquisition programs that provide close to $2 billion of services annually to more than 130 government agencies. The current generation of national and regional programs—including Networx, WITS3 and more than 80 Local Service Agreements—will expire in 2020. GSA is in the process of establishing a single new program, GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), to replace all of these. This GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) is planned to serve as a flexible, solution-oriented vehicle that will allow agencies to define, acquire and manage the networks serving their individual mission needs over its 15 year contract life.

 

The EIS is:

 

  • A comprehensive solution-based vehicle to address all aspects of Federal Agency information technology telecommunications, and infrastructure requirements.
  • Planned to be available for Agency use in FY2017 with a 15-year period of performance.
  • The first contract to implement the Network Services 2020 (NS2020) strategy.

 

Noblis aims to assist federal agencies in the transition to EIS. Join the Noblis team with our excellent reputation for helping clients make complex procurement decisions. Clients depend on us to help them anticipate, conceive, architect, assess, prove, deploy, and manage mission-critical technology-based infrastructures, and lowering operating costs.

Position Description:

The Telecommunications Engineer will serve as a technical subject matter expert (SME) either leading or serving on high-performing teams helping agencies to define, specify and acquire telecommunications and networking solutions. Typical tasks will include analyzing current network services inventory and solutions; developing “to be” network architectures and solutions; documenting requirements; preparing Statements of Work/Request for Proposals using GSA program and agency norms and terminology; participating in technical evaluations of vendor proposals; writing evaluation reports for government review; making recommendations with regard to source selection decisions; supporting transition and implementation activities; and supporting the ongoing evolution of agency networks.   Examples of areas of expertise used in these efforts include wireless and wireline voice/data/video services and equipment, wide area transport and access services (Optical fiber, wavelength services, Ethernet, IP-MPLS, satellite), virtual private network (VPN) and managed network services, and other network-based services such as cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), call center services, and network security services. Examples of specific agency challenges to be addressed include transformation of end-of-life TDM technologies, consolidation of sub-agency networks, development of higher capacity, more resilient solutions (e.g., by mitigating risks due to single points of failure (SPOFs) in the network), and longer term evolution to more virtualized, software-controlled networks.

 

The Telecommunications Engineer will work with accomplished Noblis experts to provide a wide range of consulting services and expertise, including systems engineering, strategic IT infrastructure technology planning, acquisition strategy, requirements development, source selection support, operations planning, policy development, and program management support. As part of a Noblis team, candidates will work closely with government clients to understand current issues and challenges, generate practical and effective solutions, and assist with acquisition, deployment, and management of those solutions, typically working “on the government side of the table” as an unbiased, trusted partner.

 

Technical

  • Apply systems engineering, telecommunications and networking engineering, and information assurance principles and knowledge; define and document technical requirements; support planning and scheduling activities; perform technical market research and analyses of vendor capabilities; perform feasibility analyses and technical risk assessments; provide SME support to government evaluations of industry proposals.
  • Apply education, training or experience in telecommunications technologies, services or protocols, especially Ethernet, IP, and fiber optics, as well as converged service offerings. Knowledge of emerging virtualization technologies and offerings based on Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization is particularly desired. Knowledge of legacy TDM technology and services is also useful.
  • Working independently with general instruction, adapt and apply Noblis’ principles, concepts, processes, tools and methodologies to solve real-world problems in a team environment, with special focus on the development of integrated enterprise communications infrastructure solutions.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of Federal acquisition practices and regulations to the competitive best value procurement of telecommunications and networking services and solutions at the complex agency enterprise network level.
  • Research, understand and analyze the current market for and trends in telecommunications products and services and network-enabled IT products and services including market segmentation analysis

Communication and Interpersonal

 

  • Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills sufficient to understand and articulate requirements for architecting, specifying, provisioning, and managing telecommunications services and network-enabled IT services via government-wide acquisition vehicles.
  • Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports, memos, analyses and briefings. Plan and manage assigned deliverables.
  • Support meetings, inter-team communication, and issue resolution with the client and internal/project stakeholder groups. Visit and potentially work at customer sites.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Noblis team leaders and members.

Qualifications

 

  • Please Note:  There are multiple roles at varying levels.  Please consider applying to be reviewed by our team. 
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (plus) in a technical discipline such as Electrical or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics; a related disciple with an academic concentration in Telecommunications is desirable.
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant technical subject areas, such as wide-area networking (IP VPNs), last-mile technologies and services, enterprise network operations, network security, managed services, contact centers, wireless and cloud-based offerings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of transmission theories and networking protocols is highly desirable. Proficiency in software development is useful.
  • Relevant work experience in the areas of telecommunications employed by telecommunications service providers or equipment manufacturers is highly desirable.
  • Background in telecommunications applications at the government agency enterprise level is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities. Facility with presentation graphics and/or spreadsheet tools highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments.  
  • Familiarity with relevant Federal technology issues, policies, regulations or practices is highly desirable. Experience with or knowledge of government acquisition/contracting practices, programs and regulations (FAR, DFAR, etc.) is especially useful.

 

     

Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Noblis is an equal opportunity employer.

Overview

At Noblis, our mission is to use the best of science, engineering, technology and strategy to serve the public good. Throughout our history, we have drawn on the best that scientific, technical and strategic thinking have to offer to solve society's most essential problems in innovative, effective and lasting ways.  We are unique, even among non-profits, because when we sit down to solve a problem, there are no strings attached to our thinking. With no commercial interests to advance, no vendor alliances to protect, and no sponsors to represent, we are free to focus on what matters most - finding the solution that works best for our clients and the public at large.

 

Over the decades, Noblis has been repeatedly recognized as:

  1. Best Employer: A Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 2 years, Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 3 years, and many awards in previous years
  2. Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
  3. Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy and SVP National Security Roger Mason selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area

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