Optical Network Test Engineer

Location: Fort Meade, MD
Duration: Long term
Our Customer: Defense Information System Agency (DISA)


  • COMPQSOFT Inc. is seeking an Optical Network Test Engineer to augment our DISA test team at Fort Meade, MD. The candidate will function as a subject matter expert (SME) in testing existing and new optical network equipment for the DOD’s transport network.
  • The candidate will work developing test cases, test reports and implementation plan in evaluating engineering architectures, new technologies and approaches to unique engineering problems. Candidate will also function as a Tier III Optical engineer assisting Tier II engineers and vendors to provide solutions to resolve real world Optical network issues.


Optical testing:

  • – Analyze new/old optical transport equipment functionality and interoperability amongst various transport networks (Optical Transport Networks (OTN), Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Ethernet) and cryptographic equipment.
  • – Operate various Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) test equipment in support of equipment testing.
  • – Develop test cases, test reports and implementation plans based on equipment testing.
  • – Perform interoperability testing between different vendors OTN equipment.
  • – Perform interoperability testing between edge devices and OTN equipment.
  • – Determine and provide Recommendations with supporting documentation for new equipment to be deployed /not deployed in the operational network.
  • – Brief the group leads on project status.

Tier III Support:

  • – Work with DISA Tier II optical engineers to identify, track, and develop solutions to complex network problems.
  • – Mock-up equipment problems in the Test Lab to reproduce the problem and work toward a solution.

Engineering support:

  • – Analyze new Optical transport equipment.
  • – Determine/identify functional capabilities of new equipment.
  • – Provide SME support in identifying equipment capabilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a Technical discipline and 10 years of professional experience
  • Security + certification or equivalent 8570 IAT II certification.
  • 5 + years of Optical systems engineering experience configuring, testing, designing, implementing, or troubleshooting telecommunication networks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate test plans and reports with Government and equipment vendors.
  • Able to work with strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft office suite to include Word, Excel, and Visio technical drawing program.
  • Ability to work along with no or little assistance to complete equipment testing.
  • Ability to work in a group to achieve the common goal to resolve complex network issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of Dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies.
  • Experience with SONET, DWDM, Time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Ethernet technologies.

For more open requirements, please visit https://www.compqsoft.com/current-openings

About Us:

CompQsoft Inc. Established in 1997, headquarters in Houston, TX and office in Leesburg, VA. CompQsoft offers a range of comprehensive Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Cloud solutions, ERP implementation, Business Intelligence, Application development, Ecommerce applications and Management consulting services. CompQsoft is Certified CMMI Level 3 practitioner for Development and Services, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 & ISO 200001:2011 Certified. CompQsoft is a fast growing company with a strategy and methodology that is strongly focused on the success of our clients, predominantly the Federal government.

CompQsoft provides equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and in the working environment to all employees and applicants. CompQsoft does not take any nonmerit factors like race, color, religion, sex (gender), mental/physical disability, and age into account for purposes of recruitment, hiring and development.

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