TDM Network Engineer

Location: Fort Meade, MD
Our Client: DISA


  • CompQsoft is seeking a Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM)/Optical Network Lab Engineer (Intermediate) to join our DISA program team in Fort Meade, MD.  This is an exciting key position providing Engineering Support which provides end-to-end engineering solutions for DISN projects. 
  • The candidate will work on all aspects of TDM legacy network support and migration/integration with the optical network equipment of DOD’s existing 100G capable global transport network, and expansion to 400G capability.  The candidate will work in the lab to test and validate key TDM equipment and its integration with Optical nodes and provide connectivity to various other programs in DISN lab such as MPLS and Secure network transport. The candidate will support the DISA operations with any operational issues that will have to be validated and resolved as chronic issues, requiring quick lab support.
  • As a Network Lab Engineer, you will be responsible for engineering, testing, implementing, and providing Tier III support for all TDM/Optical initiatives ensuring mission success.


  • Based on the direction from the client develop test plans, conduct testing, and provide TDM/Optical connectivity to other programs. 
  • Provide day-to-day support for lab connectivity for various test engineers.
  • Support on-site and off-site testing with various TDM and Optical vendors. Integrate test support with MPLS engineers.
  • Provide in-depth engineering analysis, deployment, and transition plans of transport level equipment in support of government strategic modernization efforts.
  • Interface with operations and implementation vendors in the implementation of developed deployment and Wavelength Plans.


  • DoD and/or Government program experience preferred; DISA experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Minimum 4-6 years’ experience working in the planning of legacy and emerging transport technologies such as Optical Transport System (a.k.a. DWDM), OTN/Packet switching, L1/L2 switches, legacy SONET/SDH technologies. 
  • Familiarity with ITU-T, OIF and IETF standards. 
  • Knowledge of transport protocols such as ITU-T G.709, Layer 1/Layer 2 protocols, and Ethernet. 
  • Familiarity with QPSK, QAM is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools; specifically, PowerPoint, Word & Excel
  • Excellent communication, effective leadership, and interpersonal skills

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • DoD Active Secret Clearance Required (or eligible for Interim Secret Clearance)
  • DoD Approved 8570/8140 Certification, i.e., Network+ CE, Security+ CE or similar.
  • Prior experience with TDM equipment such as Cisco 15440 (MSPP) and Sycamore SN9K and SN16K is a must.
  • Prior experience with Optical Manufacturer such as Ciena, Cisco, Infinera or Nokia equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of network management, and network control systems
  • No travel is expected.
  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience with Network test equipment/Traffic Generator such as IXIA, Spirent Test Center
  • CCNP or JNCIP or equivalent routing and switching experience
  • Experience configuring Filter Based Forwarding (FBF), Multi-Hop Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (MBFD), HSRP, 802.1Q, SONET and SNMP a plus
  • Working experience with network security products (Firewalls, IDSs, SIEMs) a plus

Physical Demands

  • Assist in lifting equipment (up to 70 lbs.) into racks

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