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Raytheon Technologies Telecommunications Engineer in Sterling, Virginia

Raytheon is seeking a hands-on telecommunications engineer for our expanding network simulation lab in the Dulles VA area. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of network protocols and transmission standards spanning LANs, WANs and broadband carrier infrastructure, and be comfortable operating and maintaining diverse lab equipment including IT, traditional network devices, and specialized telecommunication systems/components. They must have a significant current skill base but be eager to learn, grow and thrive in a challenging technical and requirements-driven environment.

Required Skills

  • Minimum 5 years proven performance in one or more of following areas:

  • Implementing and troubleshooting long-haul telecommunication links including SONET/SDH, Ethernet, and OTN

  • Managing all levels of network equipment and configuring related protocol layers including high-capacity transport (e.g., DWDM), multi-layered traffic (IP, Ethernet/VLAN, MPLS) and edge routing/switching

  • Network capture/recording, analysis and replay, including both LAN packets and broadband bitstreams.

  • Crafting network traffic (protocol layers and content) to achieve specific test objectives, including the use of system node simulators and traffic simulators.

  • Ability to develop unique and creative solutions to new requirements in a fast paced, quick response environment

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills with ability to clearly articulate complex technical concepts; must be able to effectively document network configurations, traffic formats and associated theory of operations

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in a team environment that focuses on customer support

  • Must be a U.S. CITIZEN with an existing Top Secret/SCI security clearance, and willing to successfully upgrade to polygraph

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the following disciplines:

  • Telecommunications engineering (PBX, VOIP, cellular networks, broadband networks, microwave, SATCOM etc.).

  • Architecting of telecom networks and solutions, at multiple hierarchical levels

  • Experience with Linux operating systems

  • Experience administering VMWare environments

  • Experience operating Cisco networking equipment

  • TS/SCI security clearance with existing polygraph

    Required Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline. Master’s Degree preferred.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.