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Mobility Telecom Specialist

Mobility Telecom Specialist

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US-MD-Fort Meade
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Information Technology

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By Light is hiring a Mobility Telecom Specialist to join our team providing enterprise wide testing support for a DOD customer. This position will work at Fort Meade and requires TS/SCI eligibility.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, with branch offices in Hanover, MD, Chantilly, VA, and Silver Spring, MD, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Test personnel will conduct enterprise wide mobility testing to include:
    • Multifunction Mobile Device (MMD)
    • Mobility Device Manager (MDM)
    • Mobility Backend Support Services (MBSS) and network components
    • Mobility Application Store (MAS)
    • Telecommunications (DoD and commercial) and Internet Protocol
  • Test personnel will need to coordinate with JITC Mobility Team government and contractor personnel at Fort Meade and Fort Huachuca on a weekly basis.
  • Provide support to ensure the IA posture of the MMD/MBSS fielded are compliant with DODI 8500.1.
  • Provide support with U.S. classified Communications Security (COMSEC) materials on a quarterly basis.
  • Review Mobility technical documentation on a weekly basis.
  • Produce technical documents in accordance with DISA and JITC policies when directed by the government Action Officer.
  • Semi-annually draft test plans for mobility test events.
  • This position may be called upon to perform duties for Communications Security (COMSEC) accountability. If required, a Change Scope will be used to delineate/detail effort.
  • Quarterly this position may provision equipment within the DoD Mobility network infrastructure to support test activities, and provide system engineering support to assist JITC and the DoD Mobility PMO with developing a DoD Mobility T&E certification strategy that leverages existing UC and DoD CIO certification policies. This will require close coordination with other DoD or commercial Mobility technical support and with persons working on this and other supporting or supported tasks.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 5-8 years testing expertise in the area of Department of Defense Information Technology.
  • Experience in testing or overseeing testing of Radio Frequency equipment that includes knowledge of following: Propagation, Power, Db, Attenuation, Path Loss, Frequency, Modulation techniques (TDMA, CDMA, PSK, OFDM, etc).
  • Personnel should also have Cellular Specific Knowledge: Cell tower connection establishment, Cell tower hand off, IMEI and SIM identification/security, IP over Cellular (CDPD, etc), 3GPP versus true 4G, Prevalent Mobile OS's (Windows 8, Android, Apple, Blackberry), Common mobile interfaces (Bluetooth, Wi Fi (a,b,g,n), WiMax, IRDA, microphone, headset, USB).
  • Knowledge of IP and Networking: Encrypted VPN tunnels, Firewalls, HAIPE, Layer 3 Switches, Routers, VoIP, SIP, VVoIP, XMPP, OSPF, DNS, Active Directory permissions, Local Session Controllers and Soft Switches, H.264, G.711, G.729, H.323, Reads Network diagrams, reads call flow diagrams, calculates bandwidth requirements by media and CODEC.
  • Experience with network test and measurement equipment, which includes IP traffic emulation/simulation.
  • Technical reading and writing experience.
  • Experience interpreting requirements and reducing them to actual test procedures.
  • Experience in writing new requirements, for emerging technology.
  • Ability to conceptualize complex systems, and synthesize expectations down to a single interface or element within the system.
  • Familiarity with DoD level security methods, such as two factor authentication with CAC.
  • Familiarity with AES 256, FIPS140 2, SHAH 128, TLS, DTLS, RTP, SRTP.
  • Ability to read and interpret RFCs.
  • Familiarity with writing code, understands intercepting underlying OS functions, API's and how they are accessed, Libraries, etc.
  • IP CERTIFICATION: This position requires that contractor personnel must achieve a minimum of level one IP certification (for example: Network+ Plus Certification or higher) within six months of this task being awarded. For the duration of this task any person hired as test personnel shall be at least level one IP certified within six months of being hired. Contractor is responsible for cost of IP level one training and certification.
  • IA CERTIFICATION: This position requires information assurance unsupervised privileged access in order to test within both the network environment (NE) and advanced level computing environment (CE). This position requires certification in writing by the JITC site Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) (Information Assurance Manager (IAM)) as a member of the JITC Information Assurance Workforce at Information Assurance Technical Level Two (IAT II). This designation is mandatory to enable performance of the duties of this position. JITC IAT II certification must be obtained by the individual(s) assigned to this position within six (6) months of assignment to this position.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience testing to Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Requirements is an advantage.


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