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Raytheon Technologies Principal Network Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

Applied Signal Technology is seeking engineers who strive for excellence and have a passion to be part of a team that strengthens our nation and improves the security of our world.

With locations in Sunnyvale and Anaheim Hills, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, McLean, VA, and Annapolis Junction, MD, AST provides trusted strategic and tactical SIGINT solutions that protect the interests of the U.S. and its partners. AST’s work in areas such as high-capacity broadband communications, signal processing and analysis, tactical SIGINT, and wireless communications continually challenges our extraordinary engineers to solve problems and make the world a safer place. AST’s work environment is dynamic, highly collaborative and provides engineers the freedom to strengthen and expand their skills, explore new and innovative ideas, and work directly with our nation’s finest service members all while embracing integrity, diversity and work-life balance. AST offers generous reward and recognition programs in compensation, broad career development opportunities, excellent health care options, educational assistance, parental leave, flexible work schedules, 401(k) with matching, paid holidays and paid time off.

Whether you wish to live near and experience the California coast, the Maryland shores, our Nation’s capital, or Utah’s lakes and mountains, AST encourages you to consider exploring the unique and rewarding opportunities our cutting-edge-technology team can offer.

This particular position can be staffed in Anaheim Hills, CA, Annapolis Junction, MD, or Dulles, VA

We are currently seeking a Principal Network Engineer with a strong background in networking to support multiple programs. You will work with other experienced members in R&D on system development and deployments for the protection of our country. You need strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently yet collaboratively in a team environment. You will generate briefings and present material to team members, customers, and AST management as necessary. On occasion, position will require travel to customer facility for system integration efforts.

Required Skills:

Minimum of 8 years of practical experience in network and software engineering

Experience interacting with customers and development teams to communicate and resolve discrepancies and issues

Experience with design of telecommunications and network topologies

Experience implementing and analyzing network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, Ethernet, SSL, GSM, OSPF, BGP, ISIS, G/MPLS, SDH)

Experience configuring, designing, and/or maintaining commercial telecommunications routing and switching equipment

Experience developing system level designs, high level control and data interfaces

Experience identifying, analyzing and resolving problems in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Experience with systems integration, test execution, and test results documentation

Experience recognizing areas of improvement and/or customer needs and relaying them to senior staff as business development possibilities

Experience in scoping broad technical efforts with ability to provide accurate labor estimates

Experience working with customers, end users, hardware design teams, and software design teams

Existing Secret clearance or higher (Active within the last 24 months)

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Desired Skills:

Experience developing proof-of-concept (PoC) use case scenarios in support of telecommunications and computer network configurations

Experience with RF, optics, or telecommunications standards and processing techniques

Experience with Design, Development, Integration and Test of complex Communication systems

Experience formalizing, developing and documenting requirements, plans, and procedures based on customer discussions, briefings, interactions, and statements of work

Experience with reverse engineering and analysis of novel protocols

Experience with programming or scripting languages, such as Python or C++

Experience with cyber related concepts including reverse engineering and vulnerability research

Existing Top Secret/SCI clearance with Poly (Active within the last 24 months)

Required Education:

Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree. Majors include: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

Desired Education:

Masters of Science (MS) Degree. Majors include: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons


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.