Telecommunications and networking are undergoing a significant transformation, with the retirement of legacy technologies such as Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) in favor of more powerful, modern technologies such as optical fiber, Ethernet, 4G/5G wireless. The most profound architectural change since the introduction of Internet Protocol (IP) is underway, in the form of more virtualized, software controlled networks that promise greater agility, lower cost, better security and improved integration of wired and wireless technologies. Federal government organizations must transform their networks and operations to reap these benefits and many are considering doing so either during or after their transitions to the new GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) omnibus telecommunications contract program.
Noblis has almost 3 decades serving Federal clients with forward-looking telecommunications and networking expertise. As part of a Noblis team, candidates will work closely with government clients to understand current issues and challenges, generate practical and effective solutions, and assist with acquisition, deployment, and management of those solutions, typically working “on the government side of the table” as an unbiased, trusted partner. Candidates may support agency transitions to EIS, assist clients with mobility strategies and support ongoing telecommunications network modernization strategies for the FAA.
- Apply systems engineering, telecommunications and networking engineering, and information assurance principles and knowledge; define and document technical requirements; support planning and scheduling activities; perform technical market research and analyses of vendor capabilities; perform feasibility analyses and technical risk assessments; provide SME support to government evaluations of industry proposals.
- Apply education, training or experience in wireless telecommunications technologies, services or protocols, especially 4G LTE/ 5G, and their use for mobile voice and broadband data, Internet of Things (IoT), secure cloud connection, and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) applications. Contribute to solutions that integrate these wireless applications into enterprise solutions with other synergistic telecommunications concepts and technologies, such as Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS), and zero trust networking with network segmentation.
- Working independently with general instruction, adapt and apply Noblis’ principles, concepts, processes, tools and methodologies to solve real-world problems in a team environment, with special focus on use of wireless technologies and services to solve government and public safety communications problems.
- Support testing of radios and other equipment. Support agency migrations from TDM to IP solutions, mobility strategies for GSA programs and individual agency implementations, and Wireless Priority strategies for DHS.
- Develop and apply knowledge of Federal acquisition practices and regulations to the competitive best value procurement of telecommunications and networking services and solutions at the complex agency enterprise network level.
- Research, understand and analyze the current market for and trends in wireless telecommunications products and services and network-enabled IT products and services including market segmentation analysis.
- Apply expertise to collaborate across Noblis Centers of Excellence (CoEs). Propose and execute Noblis Sponsored Research (NSR) projects. In particular, support the Noblis Internet of Things (IoT) laboratory and Pieces of Eight orchestrated autonomy research (winner of “Most Creative” and “Most Impactful” awards at 2019 Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) Grand Challenge).
Communication and Interpersonal
- Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills sufficient to understand and articulate requirements for architecting, specifying, provisioning, and managing telecommunications services and network-enabled IT services via government-wide acquisition vehicles.
- Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports, memos, analyses and briefings. Plan and manage assigned deliverables.
- Support meetings, inter-team communication, and issue resolution with the client and internal/project stakeholder groups. Visit and potentially work at customer sites.
- Work closely and collaboratively with Noblis team leaders and members.
- Contribute technical expertise to marketing and business development activities.
- A Bachelor’s (Master’s or PhD degree is a plus) in a technical discipline such as Electrical or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics; a related discipline with an academic concentration in wireless telecommunications is desirable.
- Knowledge of wireless technologies, products and services is required. Knowledge of one or more relevant technical subject areas, such as wide-area networking (IP VPNs), SD-WAN, network security, managed services, or satellite and cloud-based offerings, is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated understanding of transmission theories and networking protocols is highly desirable. Proficiency in software development is useful.
- Relevant work experience in the areas of wireless telecommunications employed by telecommunications service providers or equipment manufacturers is highly desirable. Hands-on experience in a research and development (R&D) setting is especially useful.
- Knowledge of wireless telecommunications and networking standards and frameworks, such as those from IEEE, 3GPP, ITU-T, ITU-R and TMF, is highly desirable.
- Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities. Facility with presentation graphics and/or spreadsheet tools highly desirable.
- Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments.
- Background in telecommunications applications at the government agency enterprise level and familiarity with relevant Federal technology issues, policies, regulations or practices are highly desirable. Experience with or knowledge of government acquisition/contracting practices, programs and regulations (FAR, DFAR, etc.) is useful.
At Noblis, we are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering.
Why work at Noblis?Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Over the past two decades, Noblis has consistently earned wide recognition:
1. Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 5 consecutive years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014). We’ve also been recognized by Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many similar awards in previous years
2. Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 8 years by Ethisphere Institute, and a Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
3. Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, and was named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine
Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.