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SATCOM Planner


Tampa, FL, US, 33621

Job ID: 102437 


The Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions business delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world.

Job Summary

Opportunity Summary
The SATCOM Planner will provide communications planning for deployed SATCOM terminals for commercial and MILSATCOM networks including but not limited to iDirect, ViaSat, KuSS, BGAN, WGS, AEHF, and VHF, UHF networks. Planning will require engaging with SATCOM Engineers in the design and implementation of special operations forces (SOF) global satellite networks. The planning will include but is not limited to reviewing satellite access requests (SARs); determining the optimal network for each request; completing the configuration planning; coordinating configuration(s) with applicable SOF strategic entry points; and the distribution of Satellite Access Authorizations (SAA), cut-sheets, and configuration files for SOF and MILSATCOM networks.

Analyzes moderately complex communication systems including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites, and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices. May include local and wide area networks, data, and voice communications. Networks may be one or a combination of terrestrial, wireless, or satellite.

Job Responsibilities

Primary & Essential Accountabilities
•    Performs network systems monitoring/management/troubleshooting, incident tracking, coordination, and reporting (e.g., performance, problem, change, capacity, security); escalate incidents to administrators/engineers and management teams for resolution; submit change requests, submit trouble tickets, alert support teams to issues and tickets in the cue; track and provide updates to support SLA's
•    Ensures full interoperability and a seamless connection between all internal and external systems to include but not limited to DISN Video Services-Global (DVS-G), NIPRNET, SIPRNET, JWICS, BICES, CENTRIX, etc…
•    Performs monitoring, management, troubleshooting, technical advisement, and reporting status of program of record systems (e.g., SDN-L/M/H, SCAMPI, SOFTACS, TACLAN)
•    Real-time monitoring of bandwidth management utilization on terrestrial and satellite links
•    Proactive tracking and reporting protocol usage statistics (e.g., identify top talkers by protocol)
•    Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements
•    Analyzes voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices
•    Monitoring and coordination with public carriers and other circuit providers to perform any operations activities (e.g., provisioning, problem management)
•    Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
•    May lead/train less experienced SATCOM Planners
•    Performs satellite bandwidth management
•    iDirect hub administration, Q/C, and service desk duties
•    Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
•    ASI impact notification
•    MILSATCOM planning
•    JIST SAR submission
•    GAR submission – CONEX
•    EBEM/ESEM IP management
•    ARSTRAT waivers for antennas not covered by SOCOM SDB
•    SAA/GAA denial tracking
•    SOFLE Planning
•    COCOM coordination
•    PIM management
•    Commercial SATCOM beam change requests
•    Processes and manage AISR requirements
•    Process and manage L-TAC requirements
•    Disseminates and enforces customers policies
•    Analyzes moderately complex communication systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices
•    Resolves interoperability problems to obtain operations across all platforms including e-mail, files transfer, multimedia, teleconferencing and the like
•    Configures systems to user environments
•    Supports acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed
•    May contribute to proposal efforts
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Job Responsibilities Part II



Qualification Requirements
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field and a minimum of five years applicable information systems or network systems engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Fluency in technologies and application domain
•    Active U.S. Government Department of Defense (DoD) TS/SCI level security clearance


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Tampa