Satellite Planner hos Jacobs

Your Impact:
Jacobs is seeking a qualified Information Technology (IT) professional to support the USSOCOM SITEC II Enterprise Operations and Maintenance (EOM) contract. Your career at Jacobs enables USSOCOM to fulfill its mission to “Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks.” As a member of our team, you will support the vice president of the Enterprise Operations Group (EOG) as we partner with SOF military and civilian members to provide world-class IT services and support that connects over 60,000 users around the world in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, security, end-user computing, and test and evaluation.

Job Description

Satellite Planners shall be responsible for providing technical and operational support, as well as subject matter expertise, for Frequency Division Multiple Accesses (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Tactical Satellite (TACSAT), INMARSAT Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN), Global Broadcast Satellite (GBS), High-Performance Waveform (HPW), and other satellite communication (SATCOM) networks. This position shall be directly involved in configuring networks, monitoring systems, activating remote terminals, as well as tracking and resolving SATCOM incident reports and problems related to baseband, intermediate frequency (IF), and RF communications.

Typical duties include:

  • Analyze Satellite Access Requests (SARs), Gateway Access Requests (GARs), Satellite Access Authorizations (SAAs), Gateway Access Authorizations (GAAs), Telecommunication Service Requests (TSRs), Telecommunication Service Orders (TSOs), Transmission Plans, and other documentation to determine SATCOM configuration requirements and alternatives and then report the results to the Government as required.
  • Utilize Government-provided tools and applications to develop network diagrams and cut sheets based on their analyses.
  • Provide daily status reports on equipment, network availability, and network utilization using Government-provided tools and applications and shall enter outage and restoral information into the Government’s trouble management system.

Here's What You'll Need:


Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI
Education Requirement: None

Certification Requirements:

  • CCT

Experience Requirement:

  • At least 4 years of experience in planning and operating FDMA, TDMA, UHF TACSAT, INMARSAT BGAN, GBS, HPW, and other commercial and military tactical satellite communications systems.
  • Expert knowledge of satellite ground station equipment and how to interface it with terrestrial systems (e.g., Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateways and other telephony systems).
  • Ability to plan and implement hybrid networks (e.g., terrestrial, satellite, and fiber).
  • Subject matter expertise in the theory associated with both commercial and tactical military satellite RF bands (e.g., L, C, X, Ku, and Ka).
  • Knowledge and experience with commercial and tactical military satellite technology architectures, standards, systems, hardware and software.
  • Experience creating, analyzing, and processing SARs, GARs, SAAs, GAAs, TSRs, and TSOs.
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) Communications Security (COMSEC).
  • Familiarity with DoD trouble ticketing systems (e.g., Remedy).

Essential Functions

Work Environment
  • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
  • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.
  • Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions
  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
  • May require climbing, working at heights and in small confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods of time. Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperature than standard office environmental conditions. Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

Equipment and Machines

  • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • Servers, switches, routers and other computer equipment that supports the network environment.
  • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders and test equipment.
  • May require operating motor vehicles.


  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory.
  • It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required.
  • You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise
  • You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work
  • Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


  • Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.
  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.
  • Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client’s standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.


Primary Location

:Germany-Germany Countrywide-Stuttgart-20315-ESTU

Job Posting

:Mar 20, 2022, 6:01:13 PM


:Information Technology



Job Type

Job Classification:Fulltime-Regular

Work Locations

Capabilities:Government Digital Solutions

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