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Telecommunications Engineer, Wireless Test Bed

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Job Description:

JOB INFORMATION

Job Title: Telecommunications Engineer, Wireless Test Bed
Grade: 210
Org: National & Homeland Security
Contact: Joshua.Fullmer@inl.gov, Meg.Duba@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule)


MISSION/VISION STATEMENT: Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications & Modeling Department at Idaho National Laboratory is hiring for a Telecommunications Engineer to support Wireless Test Bed Programs. In this role, you will work closely with an integrated project team comprised of engineers (RF, cellular, networking, IT, facilities, etc.) project managers, operations & maintenance staff, configuration management staff, technicians, business professionals, and subcontractors. You will support deployment, upgrade, testing, and O&M activities for wireless and wireline telecommunication test networks. This includes developing, reviewing, and comprehension of system level requirements and/or specific customer requirements of legacy, specialized, and state-of-the-art commercial and military (tactical) wireline and wireless telecommunications and lay 2 (switched) and 3(routed) networks.

Other responsibilities may include:

Identify and summarize specific requirements for review and concurrence by the integrated project team, project lead, or customer, as appropriate

Research, propose, design, deploy and test solutions to satisfy specific requirements

Based on specific requirements, estimate associated labor, material, and subcontract costs, develop project schedules, and execute assigned work scope within identified and approved guidelines

Generate conceptual, preliminary, and final designs of assigned work scope and presents/reviews design(s) with the integrated project team, project lead, and Customers, as appropriate, to evaluate design(s) and determine the most reasonable path ahead

After design completion, lead/oversee initiation, configuration, deployment, integration, lab/acceptance testing efforts of assigned area specific work scope

Perform/oversee general maintenance activities of assigned systems and ancillary support/analysis equipment such as operational performance checks, alarm checks, log reviews, configuration backups, physical configuration inspections (equipment and cabling), spares inventory management, failure replacements, issue troubleshooting, and corrective actions

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" Security Clearance

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of related experience or Master's Degree and 3 years. Preferred degree disciplines include: Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Network Engineering, and Computer Information Systems

Must have experience in telecommunications infrastructure and systems upgrades or research projects. This includes designing ATM networks, hands-on-experience configuring Marconi ATM switches, configuring, provisioning, troubleshooting, and interconnecting various transport/multiplexing technologies, which include point-point microwave and optical transport switching/multiplexing equipment (e.g. hi-capacity digital multiplexors, WDM) and Integrated Access Devices (IADs), Working level knowledge of analog (POTS) telephony, Class 5 PSTN exchanges, SS7, E1/T1, E3/DS3, SDH/SoNET protocols, equipment, physical (Layer 1) interfaces (both electrical & optical) and industry standard terminations, experience planning, deploying, terminating, troubleshooting/testing, and repairing fiber optic cabling, and network synchronization and timing leveraging BITS, NTP, and IEEE 1588

Must be fully proficient with MS Office Suite and have the ability to generate diagrams using MS Visio.

Skills in project management, technical documentation, and communication are a must

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience designing Layer 2 (switched) and Layer 3 (routed) networks
- Ethernet
- TCP/IP and UDP (IPv4 and IPv6)

Direct, hands-on experience configuring Cisco Layer 2 and 3 switches and routers

Working level understanding and experience implementing EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols

Experience installing networking equipment and cabling

Familiarity with network monitoring and packet capture tools (i.e. WireShark)

Experience maintaining, administering, analyzing/testing, and troubleshooting Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS


To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.



EMPLOYEE JOB FUNCTIONS


Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: bending/stooping, squatting, twisting, applying torque (arms), grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands), lifting ability-35 lbs. max, exertion-minimal, repetitive work, intermittent
Special Senses: visually demanding work
Work Conditions: stairs, heat stress, cold stress, protective clothing, typing/keyboard, 8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone
Certification Exams: testing designated position (tdp)


PLEASE APPLY BEFORE:

May 7, 2020 (Midnight, MST)

ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENT

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

OTHER INFORMATION

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

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INL OVERVIEW

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's

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