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Network Engineer (Level III)




About the Role

GALT Aerospace is seeking a talented Network Engineer to perform all Network Engineering functions related to establishing communications between nodes in an airborne networking environment. This includes air-to-ground as well as air-to-air radio frequency links. Communication Mission Payload System Development and Installation Design onto the Platform. This includes: development, test, and integration of complex airborne communications systems and supporting network hardware systems. This individual would act as the responsible network engineer on hardware for multiple systems and programs. The candidate will be responsible for network development including: architecture design, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test, site integration, and post-delivery support. The candidate will work closely with other engineering functions in a team environment, including: Flight Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical performance requirements.

Job location is work onsite with possible occasional/part-time telecommuting. Domestic travel required, up to 10% of time.


The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with the following:

  • System- and Platform-level Network design, development, configuration, integration, and test

  • IP subnetting

  • Airborne Communications Systems and payload integration

  • Composing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers

  • Developing comprehensive network design data packages

  • Determining data rates and throughput on various RF-based networks

  • Quality of Service design and implementation

Required Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role, including performing architecture and design of heterogenous IT environments

  • 5+ years of experience designing and implementing routed IP-based networks including LAN, WAN, and Cyber Security

  • 5+ years of experience with Cisco Networking products

  • 5+ years of experience with troubleshooting networking issues in an airborne networking environment

  • Experience with High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors (HAIPE), such as the KG-250x

  • Experience with various networking technologies and vendors

  • Experience with virtualization technologies a plus

  • Experience with cloud-based technology a plus

  • Experience with Python and PowerShell scripting a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Visio.

  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570 Certification

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) personnel security clearance required

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education

  • Familiar with Military Communications LOS Waveforms, including: Link-16, TTNT, CDL, BE-CDL, Chaotic waveforms, ANW-2, TSM-X, etc.

  • Familiar with SATCOM BLOS networking, including: Iridium, Inmarsat, Starlink, etc.

  • Assist the team in troubleshooting RF-communications issues in an airborne networking environment

  • Integration of various Military radios on an airborne platform for IP networking

  • Linux OS Experience including Linux networking

  • Ability to work across the team, including supporting electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or software engineering tasks, as needed

  • Team player with a proactive attitude and the ability to be productive in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking

  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced studies / Degree in a STEM area

  • Active DOD Secret, TS/SCI, or SSBI clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit or stand for 1 hour at a time

  • Must be able to operate a computer

About the Company

GALT Aerospace is growing quickly and we are looking for more smart, innovative, and highly motivated team members