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Principal Engineer, Ground Segment Innovation in McLean, VA at NextGen

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    McLean, VA
  • Job Type:
    Technology
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/15/2018

Job Description

Key's to this role:



  • Strong understanding of VXLAN/SDN and SDWAN along with NFV.

  • Knowledge or experience with Nuage Networks would be a plus.

  • Experience with OpenShift, RedHat Linux, scripting like Ansible or Python/Perl, Orchestration and Automation.


The work will be tied to specific deliverables, which are generally as follows:



  1. Work with Cisco, Nokia and internal employees to build a centralized NFV environment to evaluate L2 over Satellite extensions for an orchestrated VXLAN/NFV core to deliver managed services:


    1. Managed Router

    2. Managed Firewall & Content Filters

    3. Managed SIP Gateway

    4. Virtual EPC

    5. Others as defined by Product Management


  2. Create a High-Level Design (HLD) for #1, to be delivered to Service Architecture for Low-Level Design and Engineering Operations for deployment:


    1. Orchestration

    2. VXLAN Service Chaining

    3. FCAPS Management for centralized NFV solution




Principal Engineer with VXLAN/SDN/NFV, Ground Segment Innovation


This position requires ITAR access; all candidates must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.


Join an innovative team that is responsible for transforming the customer experience by creating and bringing to market new products and services based upon globalized connectivity without boundaries. We reach beyond the traditional satellite industry and the broader communications landscape. As part of the company vision, we will define new products with the performance, features, and flexibility required to open new profitable markets, drive new revenue streams and ensure the most reliable and secure communications globally. To accomplish our goal, we are looking for bold thinkers to fill this role and continue our legacy of innovation for decades to come.


The Ground Segment Innovation Architect will be responsible for providing expert-level design and architectural solutions taking into account appropriate redundancy, availability scalability, security, manageability and business requirements needed for developing complex solutions in the area of satellite telecommunications, wide area networking, virtualization, orchestration and automation of managed services for existing verticals as well as strategic verticals that the organization deems a high priority. By collaborating directly with your peers in Innovation, as well as Product Management, Service Architecture, Engineering and Operations, this person will participate in the product development lifecycle to include ideation, detailed requirements analysis, design recommendations, validation, and hand-off for low-level engineering, deployment and support.



You must have the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered for the role:



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or Network Engineering Technology with at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in IP network architecture and design (not operations) in an ISP environment, including at least five (5) years of relevant experience in IP-based Broadband design, implementation and support (Satellite, DSL, DOCSIS or 3GPP).

  • Expert-level knowledge including, but not limited to: M/BGP, MPLS-TE, L2/L3 VPN), ISIS, OSPF/OSPFv3, RSVP, LDP, EIGRP, IGRP, RIPv1/2, MSDP, PIM-DM/SM, WCCP

  • Work experience must demonstrate expert knowledge of switching, including but not limited to: CGMP, IGMP, 802.XX, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, VLAN/Trunking (802.1Q and ISL), EtherChannel, Wireless, Spanning Tree (STP), HSRP, VRRP, TRILL, CLOS.

  • Extensive design and architecture experience with a wide range of technologies including routers, multiplexers and switches, signaling protocols, as well as access and transport technologies including but not limited to DOCSIS, CWDM/DWDM, SONET, Terrestrial/Satellite Leased line, 3GPP/EPC Framework and WiFi.

  • Well-developed knowledge of industry best practices and network architecture, with experience implementing OpenStack, VXLAN, NFV, SDN and Orchestration to address business needs for managed service offerings

  • Understanding of ancillary technologies used to support network backbones such as management and metric gathering tools (SNMP, Netflow), packet capturing tools, and automation tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a central networking professional responsible for design and planning of next-generation network products and services in an ISP or Mobile operator environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership and ongoing high-level operational support.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain processes and procedures for network optimization and automation.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for project assignments and advocate for enhancements to solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide mentoring and guidance to less senior network engineers to increase in-house expertise.intel

  • Demonstrated ability to provide written status reports, SOW's, RFP's, design and planning documents, etc.

  • Possess an understanding of Operational Support Systems (OSS) that supports the FCAPS model.



The following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are necessary for this position, and the certifications are considered a plus:



  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and/or Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification

  • Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA)

  • LINUX Foundation Certified SysAdmin and/or Certified Engineer