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Network Installation Technician (Secret)

Network Installation Technician (Secret)

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Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

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By Light is seeking Network Installation Technicians to join our team supporting the implementation of network systems for our DOD customer. This position will be a part of DISA JRSS installation teams world-wide, installing JRSS equipment infrastructure.


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, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Perform a full range of work involving the installation of various types of telecommunications platforms, supporting components, racks/cabinets, overhead ladder systems, fiber ducting, and DC distribution equipment.
  • Work independently on upgrades and routine installation efforts, with minimal oversight on large installations.
  • Installs telecommunications racks/cabinets, overhead structures as well as various distribution systems to include fiber optics, copper signaling, and DC power.
  • Installs, tests, and commissions various components as upgrades to existing telecommunications systems as well as the assembly of complete platforms.
  • Performs trouble-shooting to accomplish assigned work using optical power meters, visual fault locators, multi-meters, BER test sets, oscilloscopes, optical time domain reflectometers, and other instruments to identify problems and validate system functionality.
  • Provides feedback to engineering group to identify shortages and discrepancies with installation packages and plans to arrive at appropriate solutions for installation efforts.
  • Coordinates with site personnel to accomplish equipment installations.
  • Interfaces with GNSC representatives to complete testing and acceptance with upgrade actions and new system turn-ups.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required
  • 3+ years of experience including network infrastructure build-out, mounting telecommunication hardware, cable/fiber installation, cable/fiber terminations and cable/fiber testing.
  • 3+ years of experience installing network routers, servers, patch panels, cryptographic material, switches, firewalls, timing and synchronization and communications devices
  • Must be familiar with ANSI/TIA standards
  • Related industry experience in information technology or engineering
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools; specifically, Visio & Excel
  • Excellent communication, effective leadership and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher is desired but not required
  • Experience working with DISA and the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) Program is desired
  • BICSI Certification
  • OEM networking certifications
  • Ciena, Juniper, and Cisco Experience/Certifications

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Minimum DOD Secret clearance required
  • Office Location: Work from home
  • Travel: Extensive (80%)

Physical Demands

  • Ability to type, communicate via telephone and sit for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to raise or lower an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) in excess of 100lbs.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities