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Regional Hub IP Technician III

Company Overview

PAR Government Systems Corporation (PGSC) is an industry leader in systems and service solutions for the geospatial intelligence community. For more than 30 years, PGSC has provided software solutions, systems engineering expertise and geospatial product innovations for motion and raster imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and geospatial information assurance for the Department of Defense, Federal, State and local agencies, as well as private industry customers throughout the world.

Job Summary

The RHN Tech III shall provide direction for the day-to day operation, maintain, and troubleshoot the hub system. The person will have a SENIOR level hands-on understanding/experience, with BGP, OSPF, Multicasting, IP, VOIP, VPNs, ACL, H.323, and other complex routing needed to maintain, and troubleshoot the RHN hub system. The Tech III should be able to assist with and direct problem determination and resolution on the Division or Separate Enclave with the use of System Manuals and hardware configuration guides/user manuals for individual equipment.  The RHN Tech III is required to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all RHN related equipment and operations; and provide training to all lower level site technicians.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The RHN Tech III is required to operate and maintain a wide-range of Satellite and IP Communications systems
  • Daily activities require a solid understanding of switching technologies, including VLANs, trunking, 802.1x, etc.
  • The RHN Tech III must be skilled in providing troubleshooting direction and solutions to interpret customer requirements, to deliver hands-on proactive resolution of issues affecting the customer in a timely manner
  • As new equipment is added to the facility, RRC Tech III will be ready for the upgraded and new equipment, providing training and basic knowledge to other RHN Technicians
  • Must be qualified to handle numerous tasks supporting DKET, TELEPORT, DVB-RCS, KA-Stars, and DSCS operations

Qualifications and Skills

  • AAS in Electronics Technology, or training in IP/Satellite Communications Systems with six (6) years of working experience in IP Networking, Satellite, Wideband, or Technical Control fields and have completed Satellite Communications Maintainer/Operator military schools or civilian equivalent.
  • Six (6) years hands-on experience in the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of IP/Satellite Communications Systems.
  • Four or more years experience in programming and maintaining Cisco router, switches, and firewalls
  • Experience working with and managing BGP and OSPF, as well as Multicast routing and tunneling
  • Qualified to perform the functions and have prerequisite knowledge levels in the following areas
    • Operations and maintenance of IP Networks
    • Satellite communications systems
    • Capable of understanding complex routing system.

The RHN Tech III shall have the following general qualifications:

  • Experience to provide advanced troubleshooting assistance with terminal operators
  • Experience supporting Tier II of all RHN/Teleport systems and equipment
  • Technical proficiency in the operation of the RHN/Teleport facility encompassing all hardware and software associated with the commercial Ku/Ka/C-Band earth terminals; baseband systems; fiber optic systems/components; interface equipment; cabling and duct work; system monitoring equipment; test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE)
  • Familiarity with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and power support systems.
  • Experience with various software interfaces, specifically Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and CISCO Command Line.

The RHN Tech III shall possess significant expertise in theory and practical application of RH physics as pertaining to satellite communications to include:

  • Multiple Frequency Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
  • Linux Based systems
  • Frequency Conversion
  • Electromagnetic transmission principles
  • Satellite loading dynamics and access/de-access procedures
  • Satellite modem menu architectures
  • Interpretation of satellite Link Budgets and task orders
  • Plotting and interpreting spectrum analyzer traces
  • Operation of Encryption/COMSEC Devices
  • Operation of TMDE

The RHN Tech III shall possess network engineering knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of:

  • TCP/IP protocol stacks (i.e., OSPF, BGP)
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) formatting
  • Analog over Internet Protocol formatting
  • IPV(4) and OPV(6) IP addressing schemes
  • Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunneling architectures
  • VPN routing and forwarding
  • IP Switching and routing, to include routing metrics
  • IP Hardware configuration (switches, router, etc.)
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Army IA and Security Policies
  • Anti-virus appliances
  • DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG)

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