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Senior Optical Network Engineer




Applied Network Solutions (ANS) is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) full-service technology company seeking talented professionals. We deliver advanced technology solutions and services for the DoD, IC, & Other Government entities, along with commercial customers designing, developing, deploying, operating and defending network-centric systems and cyber operations.


Job Responsibilities
Provide subject matter expert support to network integration and engineering services on optical communications engineering transport solutions 

Develop test plans, studies, evaluation criteria for test and evaluation of optical networks 

Conduct trade space analysis for technology solutions 

Evaluate new network technologies and make recommendations to project managers regarding integration of these technologies into the existing network(s) 

Conduct lab testing of software and new hardware 

Conduct routine open source research on trends and new products in the fiber optic telecommunications industry and report on the impacts of new technologies on current and future customer programs 

Required Skills 

Advanced knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols, and network topology 

Knowledge of optical network technology such as, Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Optical Transport Unit (OTU), and Optical Data Unit (ODU) 

Knowledge of optical network protection schemes

Excellent technical writing and oral communications skills 

Required Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Information Technology, or related discipline or equivalent experience. A minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and analyzing and/or acquisition of robust fiber optic systems is required. 

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Full Scope Poly
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
United States
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