Systems Engineer-Solutions Engineering

Job Title
Systems Engineer-Solutions Engineering
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Hanover,  MD 21076
Other Location
Systems Engineer-Solutions Engineering
Active Top Secret Clearance (Active TS/SCI Preferred)
Hanover, MD (Hybrid)

@Orchard LLC has been retained by the Public Sector group of one of the most important technology companies you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions. For more than 25 years, our client has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the world's most advanced companies and government institutions.

Our client is looking for a Solutions Systems Engineer to join a team of engineers who are responsible for planning, implementation & execution of their unique platform installation. The Solutions Engineer will work side by side with Sales Engineering, Account teams, and the customer to ensure the lifecycle of the customer's engagement is executed from conception to final solution.

As the Solutions Engineer, you will
  • Work closely with customers and other stakeholders; understand customer’s needs and how we can best support their network architecture within the specs of the applications and environments
  • Develop test plans for customer network architecture, and interoperability, ensure the functionality and security of equipment and determine efficient equipment configurations suitable for customers’ and stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Prepare implementation plans based on the results of testing and provide expert engineering support in the deployment of the proposed improvements and modifications
  • Ability to assist customer troubleshooting, installation, and implementation with dedicated servers and MCP itself, remotely or in a restricted secure environment, (Travel may be required on occasion)
  • Provide weekly updates to varying internal and external contract team members. To include, PM’s/Engineers
  • Ability to learn new technology, and apply and share applicable knowledge with customers, collaborators, and peers.

Your background will likely include
  • BS degree in Telecommunications, Networking, or similar technical field of study (Experience in related field in lieu of Degree)
  • Subject Matter Expert in Linux
  • Understanding Linux security (STIGs/CIS)
  • Shell Scripting and PERL experience
  • Knowledge of automation/DevOps tools
  • Security+ or any equivalent DoD 8570 (IAT Level II or higher)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Team orientation, organized, and capable of independent work.
  • Willingness to assist team members with other projects as needed and when required
  • Join customer pre-sales calls and share knowledge or expertise.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance is required (SCI preferred)
  • Possible travel time up to 30%.

  • Current or prior experience knowledge with the Ciena Product family.
  • Project+ or Scrum Master Certification.
  • Python, JSON, Ansible or Chef and Puppet
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer-0, Layer-1, Layer-2
If your experiences and interest align with this exciting opportunity, we need to hear from you. Apply today!
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at


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