Job: Scientist Network Planning Engineer

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Melbourne, Florida

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This senior WAN space and terrestrial expert simultaneously support multiple programs, IRADs, and special projects as the segment’s Subject Management Expert (SME). Develops innovative, complex architectures and models them, leading a team of engineers to execute all aspects of their design. Engages on a continuing basis with internal and external government customers on a regular basis. Advises management on networking business strategy and roadmaps the introduction of new networking technologies as part of strategic planning efforts. Possesses expert knowledge of OTN and FSO standards and technologies, participation in the generation of the standards is very desirable. Knowledgeable of digital twinning and MBSE, able to innovate and evolve this knowledge, applying improved MBSE to L3Harris proposals, programs, and R&D to increase L3Harris’ competitive advantage.
Essential Functions:
Execute established systems and network engineering processes relevant to architecting, designing complex space and terrestrial wide area networks and the development of custom networking equipment.
Management systems and management system protocols such as IETF SNMPv3, NETCONF, and SFTP-S as well as SMIv2 and YANG information modeling.
Network timing and synchronization architectures, protocols, products, and standards including applying them to space network node position, navigation, and ranging.
Apply ITU-T linear, ring, and mesh protection architectures to complex hybrid wide area networks.
Engineer high availability, low data loss, and low latency in complex hybrid space and terrestrial wide area networks.
Model network systems using SysML.
No Magic modeling applications, especially MagicDraw SysML.
Architect and design Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Function Chaining (SFC), & application virtualization capabilities.
Conceptualize and articulate to others the inter-relationships of complex network topologies involving multiple layers of network overlays, tunnels, and network virtualization.
Stay current with latest developments in networking theory, technologies, products, and standards, serve as the segment SME in these areas, generating strategic planning input.
Work is expected to be conducted on-site.

Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior related experience or graduate degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
Active TS/SCI security clearance required.

Excellent knowledge of ITU-T Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology standards, especially ITU-T OTN Recommendations such as ITU-T OTN G-Series Recommendations
Knowledge of ITU-T timing and synchronization recommendations and IEEE PTPv2
Familiarity with stack profiles, Protocol Implementation Conformance Statements (PICS), Managed Object Conformance Statements (MOCS), Managed Relationship Conformance Statements (MRCS, and ITU-T tabular use case methodology (example: ITU-T M.37XX).
Strong familiarity with IEEE Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) and IETF Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN).
Experience with UML real time extensions, e.g. Modeling and Analysis of Real Time and Embedded Systems (MARTE), is very desirable.
Experience modeling management information using YANG.
Proficient in the design of multi-parameter Class of Service (COS) mechanisms in conjunction with a distributed control plane.
Experience with command line SNMP and SNMP based Network Management tools.
Good understanding of the physical aspects of network equipment (power options, cabling, XFP/SFP, Copper, Fiber, Racks, etc.), especially in terms of space vehicle Size Weight, and Power (SWAP) constraints.
Design and Implementation of network caching and WAN optimization technologies.
Previous experience supporting DoD/lC/Government customers.
Significant knowledge of routing protocol configuration and functional aspects especially as applied to space networks and hybrid space-terrestrial networks including segment routing.
Experience with bandwidth monitoring methods including those for Netflow, NetFlow Analyzers, and Ethernet and
Good fault isolation/identification skills and analytical skills
Knowledge of load balancing techniques and network address translation
Knowledge of packet capture, protocol analysis, and deep packet inspection using sniffers
Knowledge of CCSDS Free Space Optical (FSO) standards
Strong experience leading systems engineering and network engineering teams spanning proposal, program, and R&D activities
Lead and contribute to timely issue closure of network troubleshooting and analysis efforts
Have familiarity with quantum communications and X-Ray communications networking
Familiar with unit testing, integration testing and end to end system testing, writing test procedures, as well as formal and informal peer review processes
Ability to travel up to 10%
Strong written and oral communication skills, mastery of Microsoft office applications including Visio
Knowledge of intellectual property generation and protection coupled with a successful record of invention Support/facilitate customer meetings and ensure compliance with project requirements
Self-motivated, able to work well independently and within inter-disciplinary engineering teams
Experience engaging government customers on a continuing basis
Active TS/SCI with Poly highly desired

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Job ID: 17563


Engineer, Southeast