MUOS Site Support Engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. 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 has an immediate opening for a Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Intermediate-Level (I-Level) Scottsdale-Based Site Support Engineer. The position is named "I-Level Maintainer" and is primarily focused on supporting the system operators (O-Level Operators) with maintaining a satellite based communication system from the Wahiawa, HI MUOS ground facility.


I-Level Maintainer responsibilities include:
  • Resolve site trouble tickets that that O-Level operators or maintainers are unable to resolve.
  • Provide on-the-job training to O-Level operators and maintainers, as needed, to make them more capable and independent.
  • Perform proactive system checks to both identify issues before they become problems, and to discover existing problems that do not have automated detection mechanisms.
  • Work directly with development engineers (i.e. D-Level) to collect data logs, equipment configuration, etc., in support of resolving issues that have been escalated to D-Level subject matter experts for resolution.
  • Identify key MUOS deficiencies and help influence the prioritization of development tasks required to address important site issues.
  • Provide daily written site status reports.
  • Support 24/7 site operations, including "on call" support as required.

MUOS specific knowledge/experience:
  • MUOS system architecture and subsystem connections.
  • MUOS ground infrastructure and networking equipment.
  • MUOS RF subsystems theory of operation.
  • MUOS WCDMA call processing concepts. Knowledge of the MUOS Ericsson Radio Access Network (RAN) solution is a plus (e.g. RBS, RNC, OSS-RC, moshell).
  • MUOS network management solutions (i.e. FCAPS: (F)ault management, (C)onfiguration management, (A)ccounting management, (P)erformance management, (S)ecurity management).
  • MUOS backup/archive, planning/provisioning, key management system, and Over the Air Provisioning (OTAP) operations.
  • MUOS Situational Awareness (SA) solutions (e.g. Netcool, NetMAC, Splunk, SIEM, etc.).
  • Operation and use of MUOS Functional Terminals (MFTs), i.e. Radios. Knowledge of the MUOS Waveform is a plus.
  • Use of ITSM and Remedy incident trouble ticket systems.

  • An active DoD Secret (or higher) security clearance is required.
  • An existing IAT Level II certification or qualifying degree is required.
  • The ability to clearly communicate findings and recommendations to local operators, managers, and remote site technicians via verbal and written communication.
  • The skills to both multitask and prioritize simultaneously occurring high priority issues in an operational site environment.
  • Basic knowledge of both the Windows (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012) and UNIX (Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Solaris) operating systems.
  • Experience with the configuration and monitoring of IP network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and HAIPEs.
  • Exposure to computer virtualization solutions.
  • Experience with various network protocols (e.g. BGP, RDP, SCP/SFTP/SSH, SNMP, TCP, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate authentication.
  • Experience with the use of various Graphical User Interface (GUI) and command line utilities to troubleshoot both network and software issues.
  • Familiarity with Earth Terminal (ET) operation and maintenance (e.g. antenna control unit tracking, control, and troubleshooting; alignment of RF subsystems to meet gain, power, and frequency response requirements; troubleshooting of analog and digital signal processing equipment).
  • Prior use and operation of RF test equipment including spectrum analyzers, signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, and power meters.

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
More Information on General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA, Hanover, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Anapolis Junction, MD, Florham Park, NJ, Pittsfield, MA, Taunton, MA, Dedham, MA, Greensboro, NC, McLeansville, NC, Marion, VA, Orlando, FL, Huntsville, AL, Bloomington, MN, San Antonio, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, El Segundo, CA, San Jose, CA and Quincy, MA. General Dynamics Mission Systems was founded in 1952. It has 8438 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 134 open jobs at General Dynamics Mission Systems, click here.
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