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Satellite O&M Manager (Tysons)

Oakton, Virginia

AT&T is seeking a Tier 4 Satellite Operations and Maintenance Manager to join a program team supporting a government customer in a highly complex information technology environment. Responsible for the Control, Monitor, and Alarm (CMA) operation and maintenance of satellite communications systems and all associated equipment on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year on call basis. This individual will provide a combination of management, leadership, and technical experience covering satellite systems to include: C-Band, L-Band, MilSatCom, BGAN, X Band, Ku, and Ka bands and must have working experience on large (15 meter and larger) satellite antennas as well as microwave equipment.


• Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives.
• Has domain and expert technical knowledge for project implementation.
• Financial management and controls for projects.
• Supervise staff.

• Monitor overall system status, respond to alerts, events, outages, maintain a system status database.
• Perform and/or assist in maintenance window circuit troubleshooting, testing and fault isolation as required.
• Utilize multiple platforms to monitor systems, create tickets or incidents to document efforts, request and track parts, and/or provide technical assistance (Netcool, Network Node Manager, Remedy, CMA CCMA, CCMS etc.).
• Ensure carriers are operating within assigned parameters and are optimized.
• Provide advanced support for H/W & S/W upgrades to include security upgrades and SCPC support.
• Configure data collection performance parameters.
• Perform appropriate testing, patching, configuration and reconfiguration of multiplexers, modems, up-converters and down-converters as required.
• Perform maintenance and preventative on modems, multiplexers, up converters, down converters, power amplifiers, servo systems, frequency standards, satellite tracking systems, antenna mounted electronics (AME) and ancillary equipment.
• Ensure safety of personnel and equipment.
• Support equipment inventory control and follow government property/procurement rules.
• Operation of electronic test equipment as required.
• Experience with iDirect / iMonitor; Vipersat; Orion systems.

Required Skills, Experience, and Education: Candidate must have a total of 12 years of applicable experience. The experience can be a combination of degree and work history. This can be a High School degree and 12 years of relevant work history OR an Associate’s and 10 years, a Bachelors’ and 8 years, a Masters and 6 years or a PhD and 2 years of relevant work history.

• Position requires all personnel to work a rotating shift schedule. Shifts available include 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am.
• Work Location: Customer site in Tysons Corner, VA Area.

Certifications: Satellite MOS or Military Satellite Training; SATCOM Ground Course, MNC, Link Budget Analysis tools.

Required Clearance:

• TSSCI with Polygraph.
• This position requires ability to satisfy a government administered high risk screening.

Desired: Experience with iDirect / iMonitor; Vipersat; Orion systems.

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws.

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Job ID 1950393 Date posted 01/10/2020

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