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Senior Telecom Engineer

Company: General Dynamics
Location: Florham Park
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Telecom Engineer

Job ID: 2021-47065

USA-NJ-Florham Park

Required Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements

Posted Date: 1/13/2021

Category: Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance. An active TS/SCI at time of hire is highly desired. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Telecom Engineer to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design, develop and manage a variety of equipment and systems solutions for GDMS and its clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Telecom Engineer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Telecom Engineer will design, install, configure, test, and maintain carrier grade telecommunications systems and products based on optical, TDM and Data network technologies in a multivendor network test environment. Additionally the position will interact with device, hardware and software design teams to assist in overall development of telecom systems which includes: specifying, selecting and qualifying sub-systems or modules, developing and benchmarking system performance models, developing and implementing test procedures and/or evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers' changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS's services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry and Tier 1 Carrier best practices

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  1. Carrier Network architecture design
  • 5-7 years direct carrier experience designing network services, architectures, or operating Tier 1 Carrier networks
  • Has provisioned, operated, or designed networks including a combination of some or all of the following: MSPP's, TDM ADM's, MPLS LSRs, Carrier Ethernet Switches, and/or IP routers
  • Has hands-on experience operating and provisioning commercial vendor equipment, e.g., Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Nortel, Cisco, Siemens, Huawei, etc.
  • Familiar with SONET/SDH, POS (PPP/HDLC), EOS (GFP), OTN, o-CH at rates from 10 G to 100G and beyond
  • Familiar with coherent modulation and transmission techniques
  • Familiar with SONET/SDH protection and recovery mechanisms (i.e. 1+1 MSP, BLSR, MS-SPRING, SNCP, etc.)
  • Understands Ethernet/IP and BGB/RIP/OSPF routing protocols
  • Familiar with TMN concept, and requirements compliance
  • Familiar with NMS
  • Familiar with service level agreement compliance, performance monitoring metrics, and associated enforcement tools
  • Familiar with network security tools
  • Familiar with various VOIP (e.g. Asterisk), POTS/SS7, and Digital Video applications
  1. Physical layer transport system design (e.g. DWDM, metro, long haul)
  • Familiar with Operation and Maintenance of DWDM (repeaterless, metro, long haul) transport systems
  • Understands relevant system design issues (e.g. x-talk, nonlinear effects, system budgets, OSNR evolution, use of FEC)
  • Familiar with at least one commercial system equip. vendor product (e.g. Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Ciena, Fujistsu, Huawei, etc.)
  • Familiar with transport layer protection and recovery mechanisms such as 1+1 and 1:N optical layer protection
  1. Development activities
  • Able to summarize complex system architectures for executive and technical
  • Able to write/outline component, or subsystem, requirements to enable system functions
  • Able to interact with vendors
  • Able to lead small or large team development efforts for advanced prototyping efforts.
  • Able to work with inter-disciplinary teams (SW, hard, systems)
  • Able to communicate well (exceptional verbal and writing skills)

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: General Dynamics, New York , Senior Telecom Engineer, Other , Florham Park, New York

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