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VA546: 23010 Ladbrook Drive, Dulles 23010 Ladbrook Drive Building 2, Sterling, VA, 20166 USA

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You have been redirected to RTX’s career page as we have recently transitioned from RTX to become a standalone company, which provides us with greater autonomy and opportunities for growth. As a prospective employee of Nightwing, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our continued success and shape the future of our cybersecurity, intelligence, and services offerings.

Nightwing is seeking a hands-on telecommunications engineer for our expanding network simulation lab in the Dulles VA area.  The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of network protocols and transmission standards spanning LANs, WANs and broadband carrier infrastructure. They should be comfortable configuring, operating and troubleshooting diverse lab equipment including IT, traditional network devices, and specialized telecommunication systems/components.  They should have a significant current skill base but most importantly have the aptitude and motivation to learn, grow and thrive in a challenging fast-paced technical environment.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years experience in one or more of following areas:
  • Implementing and troubleshooting long-haul telecommunication links including SONET/SDH, Ethernet, and OTN
  • Managing all levels of network equipment and configuring related protocol layers including high-capacity transport (e.g., DWDM), multi-layered traffic (IP, Ethernet/VLAN, MPLS) and edge routing/switching
  • Network capture/recording, analysis and replay, including both LAN packets and broadband bitstreams. 
  • Crafting network traffic (protocol layers and content) to achieve specific test objectives, including the use of system node simulators and traffic simulators.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills with ability to clearly articulate complex technical concepts; must be able to effectively document network configurations, traffic formats and associated theory of operations
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in a team environment that focuses on customer support
  • Must be a U.S. CITIZEN with an existing Top Secret security clearance and willing to take/pass a polygraph.

Desired Skills:

  • Telecommunications engineering (PBX, VOIP, cellular networks, broadband networks, microwave, SATCOM etc.).
  • Architecting of telecom networks and solutions, at multiple hierarchical levels
  • Windows and Linux administration including system installation and configuration
  • Deployment and operation of servers, network devices, and/or storage arrays
  • Management of virtualization technology (KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V)
  • Ability to develop unique and creative solutions to new requirements in a fast paced, quick response environment
  • USG Top Secret security clearance with existing polygraph

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline. Master’s Degree preferred.

About Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services

The Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services (CIS) business provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our capabilities include cyber space operations, cyber defense and resiliency, vulnerability research, ubiquitous technical surveillance, data intelligence, lifecycle mission enablement, and software modernization. CIS brings disruptive technologies, agility, and competitive offerings to customers in the intelligence community, defense, civil, and commercial markets


Requires advanced to expert knowledge of work area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

May have broad knowledge of project management. Requires substantial knowledge of RTX projects, programs or

systems in order to provide enhancements within job area. Typically requires: A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 8 years

prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience

Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a

minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation’s most mission impactful initiatives.

When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world’s most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we’ll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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