Telecom Solutions Engineer 1

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI


We are seeking a talented individual who can provide technical proposal support for Illuminate’s US Proposal Group for its existing US customer base as well as new/emerging customer expansion efforts.  The Telecom Solutions Engineer must have demonstrated ability to work with sales and R&D organizations for developing professional proposals (classified and unclassified) for Illuminate products and solutions to meet customer requirements.  The ideal candidate can produce multiple professional proposal solution types including equipment solutions, development solutions, and services solutions or combinations thereof.


An effective candidate will be able to work out of the Northern VA office (coming in spring of 2020) as required, at the Columbia MD office as required, and remotely (at home office).



  • Specify and identify ancillary installation equipment required to support network monitoring system installations, as well as identifying and interfacing with supply vendors for cost and availability estimations
  • Properly size and creatively apply Illuminate hardware and software elements into a proposal to solve customer network monitoring requirements including installation and post installation support as required
  • Work with Illuminate project/program managers to appropriately define, scope and load a labor services plan for a new or existing contract site of variable size and duration for customer proposal
  • Coordinate and work with Illuminate R&D teams and US technical teams to create engineering development proposals for system tailoring and/or enhancements that clearly define the solution requirements, responsibilities and dependencies, deliverables, development schedule, pricing, invoicing schedule, IP considerations and acceptance terms
  • Work with Illuminate contracts as required for contractual review (commercial and government) and sign off for proposals/RFP responses as required as well as vendor and customer agreements
  • Quickly and accurately build cost and pricing models in support of proposal generation and financial vetting for P&L considerations
  • Respond to customer RFPs of varying degrees of complexity and response structure under tight deadlines



Minimum Mandatory Qualifications: 

  • Active or current TS/SCI(U.S. citizenship required)
  • Possess a working knowledge/understanding of mobile networking infrastructure including networking elements, technology type, system element interconnects, traffic types carried and load estimations for 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G networks
  • Have 3 to 5 years of professional proposal and technical writing experience with documented examples of previous work
  • Working technical knowledge of network monitoring ancillary equipment and representative supply vendors (examples include optical splitters, DACs, storage disk arrays, KVMs, cabling and connectors, routers/switches, SFPs, servers, equipment racks, replacement HDDs, etc.)


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