RF Wireless Engineer Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
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Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton is seeking a RF Wireless Engineer Technical Specialist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be primarily located in Springfield, VA, and may require a combination of telework or onsite work at other locations within the Washington DC area.  The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Enterprise Network Management, Network Engineering Design team. This is a contract to provide the US Department of State with professional, technical, and support services to facilitate the implementation of a wireless network infrastructure.


Day to Day Work Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical leadership for Cisco enterprise wireless network technologies used by federal customers
  • Perform subject matter expert in Cisco wireless products to include architecture, design, configuration, lifecycle engineering, and tier 3 support
  • Provide Day-to-day network service order engineering (adds, moves, and changes)
  • Follow all change management processes in support of lifecycle engineering
  • Lead development of new and/or upgraded network capabilities used at the Department of State
  • Communicate with customers, program leadership, and other engineers on engineering, support, and project management status
  • Collaborate daily with the Network Design (ND) team and other groups across the Department of State
  • Support engineering and tier 2/3 O&M for network monitoring (traffic, health, faults), and/or security related tools systems.
  • Perform O&M activities related to the management of enterprise tools to include maintenance actions, engineering changes, upgrades, and remediation of potential security vulnerabilities.
  • Support A&A efforts and the development of systems administration processes for 24/7 Operations personnel.
  • Support Configuration and Change Management processes to obtain approval and document system modifications and software/patch deployments.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree and 10-12 years’ experience or a Masters and 8-10 years' experience or hgh school diploma/equivalent and minimum 14 years' relevant experience
  • Must be a US Citizen and hold an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS clearance.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced, environment, have good communication skills, work well in a team environment, have good interpersonal skills, be a quick learner, and have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco Wireless technology.
  • Good knowledge of network and network device characteristics.
  • Hands-on experience supporting requirements gathering, systems development, systems testing, deployment and customer acceptance
  • Must be able to support the generation of documented processes and procedures for use by operations personnel.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with Hardware/Software Change and Configuration Management Processes
  • Must have strong communication skills with both Technical and Non-Technical personnel.
  • Basic familiarity Microsoft Office.
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Visio for drawing documentation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certified (CCIE, CCNP, CCNA)
  • CCIE Enterprise Wireless Certification
  • Experience supporting Department of State, other Federal, or DoD systems on both unclassified and classified networks


Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Salary Range

Salary Minimum: $72,500
Salary Mid: $145,000
Salary Maximum: $181,300

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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