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Perspecta Network Engineer Systems Architectures in Belcamp, Maryland

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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers’ unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


We are developing intelligent network operations software with an automated failover mechanism to assist networks to overcome limitations, improve the ability to sense, and adapt the network quickly to real-time dynamic changes in the environment in different threat and mission scenarios. Intelligent switching through alternative communications links will allow the network to be more resilient in a contested and congested environment, reduce the time to configure networks, and allow all phases of mission operations to be executed effectively. By automating the network behavior, our software will allow the network to be aware of the environment and hence will make the network resilient due to changing factors, such as node movement, terrain interference, intentional / unintentional signal interference, and network congestion.

This position involves applied technology testing in diverse areas related to wireless systems architectures and protocols. Lab equipment setup, configuration, troubleshooting, networking software testing in disconnected, intermittent wireless environments. This position involves simulation of tactical network conditions, and capturing and analyzing network data from diverse hardware and software components.

Primary work location is Basking Ridge, NJ. Candidate may alternatively take an office in Red Bank NJ, but we cannot eliminate the requirement to work in Basking Ridge at times. Telecommuting is permitted, but not full-time telecommuting. Hands-on work in lab will be required at times. Travel to Maryland required, estimated at 10-20%.


Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.


  • Experience in Network testing

  • IP Core Testing - IPv4 & IPv6 unicast and multicast protocols

  • Hands on experience configuring and working with routers and switches, preferably Cisco/Juniper

  • Linux/Unix experience (shell scripting, system utilities)

  • Packet sniffers and protocol analysis (Wireshark, tcpdump, windump, Cisco IOS NetFlow)

  • Experience with test planning, test procedure development and automation, and requirements mapping.

  • Experience with network equipment setup and configuration, in-depth technical logs and pcaps analysis, test results interpretation, test report documentation.


Experience with C/C++, Java, and/or scripting languages

Knowledge of Software-Defined Networking, SD-WAN Cisco/Juniper architectures and implementations, WAN Multi-topology Routing

Experience with:

  • Tactical Radios like SINCGARS, ASIP, TSM, HF;

  • Bridging devices like Ultralink and Taclink;

  • BFT2 control and data stack, and BFT2 transceivers and simulators;

  • NCW, FDMA radios/modems;

  • Tactical systems like AFATDS, MFoCS/JBC-P;

  • ATAK/MTAK architectures; MILSTD-2045-47001C.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO at Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).