By Light HQ

Network Engineer - Timing Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/2/2021 8:21 PM)
# of Openings
IT Support


By Light seeks a Network Engineer with a specialty in Timing and Synchronization to join our engineering team in support of our DoD customer.  We are looking for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic network engineer to join our DISA team in delivering high quality timing distribution systems. You will be responsible for the technical design, tradeoffs, and development of network layouts and system configurations.


  • Analyze network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements
  • Initiate and coordinate with customers sensitive customer timing feeds
  • Develop site/project-specific system engineering designs to transition current timing feeds to the new timing distribution scheme
  • Monitors project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Work with the installation team to survey sites
  • Supports the acquisition of hardware and software
  • Support field installers with calibration/testing/troubleshooting methods to ensure all equipment, circuits, and services are successfully implemented.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, computer science, or information technology management or technical discipline is required OR 10 years experience
  • Experience in Timing architectures and design
  • Strong working knowledge of GPS (and the technology behind it - Stratum 1 timing sources, antennas, and Cesium Clocks, etc.)
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Office tools specifically, Excel, Word, Visio and Project
  • Excellent communication, effective leadership and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Prior work with Network Timing Protocol (NTP) and/or Precision Time Protocol (PTP) a plus 
  • Experience with one of the following is desired: Microsemi, FEI Zyfer CommSync II, Finisar, Symmetricom
  • Experience working with DOD is desired
  • Field Services experience is a plus

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Minimum DoD TS/SCI clearance required
  • Active 8570 Certication 



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