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Sr. Lab Engineer

Manassas, VA 20109
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Randstad Technologies, a leading national provider in IT Staffing and Services has an immediate need for a Sr. Lab Engineer with satellite and RF experience to sit on-site in Northern VA to support the development and certification of our customer's infrastructure. This is a 6 month contract to hire opportunity with competitive pay and benefits as both a consultant and FTE.

The Sr. Lab Engineer will be responsible for defining the testing processes and supporting the test team working on ground systems, terminals, lab systems, software systems and ground-based networks.

The Sr. Lab Engineer will work on long-term goals while laying out a path for solving technical issues, as well as creating a technical roadmap for supporting current and future company initiatives that require testing and development in the Lab.


  • Architect complex technical solutions
  • Research, plan, and implement Lab designs to meet future projects
  • Participate in the review of projects, design, and technology requirements to ensure clarity and testability
  • Support R&D efforts involving new and modified implementations, equipment, and system-wide enhancements required to support existing and new networks, products and services.
  • Develop test methodologies and conduct investigations involving network satellite links, modem configurations, telecommunications protocols, WAN/LAN technologies, and application layer performance
  • Analyze project requirements to identify and mitigate risks
  • Engage product managers and engineering teams to establish and prepare testing requirements
  • Work with the Automation Engineer to research, design, and develop automated functional test cases that ensure the project meets the intended requirements and quality standards
  • Develop and communicate project acceptance criteria
  • Ensure testing and quality assurance plans are integrated into the project life cycle
  • Assist the Lab manager with project scheduling and priorities
  • Assist Lab team members with broad or recurring technical issues
  • Provide technical training and guidance to the Lab team members
  • Attend vendor acceptance tests for new terminal and other hardware development, and participate in industry conferences when possible
  • Provide regular status updates to management


  • 10+ years of experience in RF satellite Ground Systems including Gateways, Teleports, Network & Satellite Operation facilities and related technologies
  • 5+ years of networking experience, platform independent
  • 5+ Years of experience developing and supporting satellite terminal systems and satellite-based networking & data systems
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Hands on experience RF satellite ground systems (antennas, HPA, BUC, BDC, LNA/LNB, RF switches, waveguides, Ka and L band systems)
  • Hands on experience with test equipment and test software (Channel/Link simulators, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Signal Generators, Oscilloscopes, Protocol Analyzers, etc...)
  • Experience with L2-7 traffic generation and capture (Wireshark, tcpdump, Spirent Test Center)
  • Experience with virtual machines, platform independent
  • Scripting (bash, perl, python, windows batch)
  • In depth experience with Windows and various Linux distributions
  • Excellent command of software office suites (MS Office, and similar)
  • Proven experience with generating test plans, test process documents, technical release documents, test plans
  • Understands data and RF network testing concepts and standards - e.g. RFC2544 testing


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