Principal Solutions Engineer

Overview

Remote
On Site
Depends on Experience
Full Time
Unable to Provide Sponsorship

Skills

C++
Emerging technologies
Computer networking
IT management
Product management
Quality assurance
Systems engineering
Design review
Embedded software
Test equipment
Spectrum analyzer
Logic analyzer
C#
Automated testing
Problem solving
Electrical engineering
Computer engineering
Mechanical engineering
DoD
Creativity
iDirect
Broadband
Satellite
Leadership
Internet
Telecommunications
Network
Demonstrations
Roadmaps
Computer hardware
Operations
Design
Documentation
Interfaces
Sales
Embedded systems
RF
SATCOM
Debugging
Oscilloscope
Scripting
Visual Basic
Perl
Tcl
Tk
Python
Ruby
Bash
Software development
Java
Lua
Golang
C
Agile
JIRA
Linux
Instrumentation
Testing
Communication
Multitasking
Management
Security clearance

Job Details

Overview

We are seeking an innovative, creative and experienced engineer with broad cross-domain knowledge and a vision for emerging technologies. This role will be instrumental in defining the future for iDirect Government's product offerings. iDirect Government is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continues to break new ground and create significant opportunities for network operators, for service providers and resellers, and for corporate networking professionals. This position is a remote position, but will require occasional travel to the iDirect Government headquarters in Herndon, VA.
The candidate will be responsible for monitoring emerging market and technology trends, developing proof-of-concept demonstrations for future products and technologies, and providing technical leadership for the organization. Working closely with both engineering and product management, this individual well help determine the roadmap for iDirect Government products and solutions, as well as guiding the engineering team through the implementation of roadmap elements.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding the technological landscape that iDirect Government products are a part of, and where our products fit into the larger market space.
  • Developing a system or solution level vision for both our products and the components that they are integrated with in the field.
  • Continuously reviewing new and emerging technologies for potential integration into the organization's current and future products.
  • Developing proof-of-concept demonstrations for new products and technologies.
  • Providing cross-domain (hardware, software, test, operations) support to the development teams to aid in solving design issues that span multiple disciplines.
  • Working with Systems Engineering to develop internal documents that define functionality, interfaces, and protocols for key elements of current and future products.
  • Participating in design reviews for both hardware and software to help ensure that the solutions being implement align with the overall vision for the system.
  • Supporting the Sales and Product Management team with both customer engagements and responding to new business opportunities as they emerge.
  • Providing engineering leadership and guidance to meet organizational goals and milestones.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Broad cross-domain expertise with detailed knowledge in at least one of the following: Embedded Software, Embedded Hardware, RF Hardware, Networking, SatCom, and/or Tactical Communications
  • Ability to break complex systems down into simplified sub-systems that can be independently defined, developed, and deployed.
  • Demonstrated ability to stand up new technology demonstrations with little or no support/existing knowledge from internal resources.
  • Experience developing and debugging systems with complex interactions between hardware and software.
  • Practical experience in the use of test equipment (Spectrum analyzer, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers, DC loads, etc.)
  • Experience with scripting (VB, C#, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Python, Ruby, Bash) for the purpose of integration and test automation.
  • Experience with some programming language such as Python, Java, Lua, Ruby, Golang or C/C++
  • Experience working within an Agile environment, including the use of Jira to plan and track work is considered an asset.
  • Experience with Linux is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with IP Networking protocols and standards is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills to support integration, both internally and working with vendors.
  • Must possess the skills needed to analyze and resolve hardware, software, product, and instrumentation issues experienced during the development and testing of our products.
Professional Qualities:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to analyze and solve technical problems
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • Ability to multitask and effectively manage time
  • Be flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions
  • Ability to guide individuals and teams to meet a schedule
Education: BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related field from an accredited University/College. At least 10 years of applicable work experience.

Clearance: US DoD Secret level clearance or ability to obtain.
Travel Requirements: 15% travel

iDirect Government is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.