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Wideband Planner-Germany

Germany Job ID SAS20222203-79090
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Wideband Planner-Top Secret Clearance

Job Code: SAS20222203-79090

Job Location: Vaihingen, Germany

Job Description:

The Wideband Planner will be proficient in accepting, developing, and planning Satellite Access Requests (SARs) for wideband SATCOM terminals on the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS), and the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) missions received from various government and military agencies. These agencies include but are not limited to: the SATCOM Command and Control Centers (SC2Cs), the Network Operations Centers (NOCs), the Space Operations Centers (SOCs), the SATCOM System Experts (SSEs), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Department of Defense and Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Department of State, the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), the Joint Staff (JS), and multiple International Partners (IPs). The Wideband Planner will utilize the Common Network Planning System (CNPS), Wideband Remote Monitoring Sensor (WRMS), and Global Terrestrial Critical Control Circuit Subsystem (GTC3S) as planning tools. The Wideband SATCOM Planner will create and issue Satellite Access Authorizations (SAAs), based upon technical and operational plans, to determine military spectrum frequency use for wideband SATCOM terminals in the wideband SATCOM constellation. The Wideband Planner also will instruct control personnel located at the Wideband SATCOM Operations Centers (WSOCs) in the implementation and direction of mission-specific issues. The Wideband Planner will be located at a Regional SATCOM Support Center (RSSC), which is affiliated with the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Forces Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). The Wideband Planner will take daily direction from the Wideband Cell Chief but will report to L3Harris’ regional site manager for all corporate functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Follow all Wideband Planner Operating Instructions provided by the Wideband Cell Chief.
  • Work a shift schedule that provides 24/7/365 support to the RSSC. Position will require periodic night, weekend, and holiday work.
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge of the Wideband SATCOM Control procedures for DSCS and WGS.
  • Review SARs for use, validity, priority, and availability for the wideband SATCOM constellation.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of computing technical satellite link configurations within the CNPS software.
  • Grant SAA per a SAR and schedule the mission within the CNPS for future incorporation.
  • Review change requests for current SAA; ensure requests can be validated for change or revoked due to frequency and/or schedule conflicts.
  • Assist troubleshooting efforts from the WSOCs
    for assigned transmission links.
  • Assist the WSOCs in troubleshooting and eliminating anomalous transmission and payload conditions.
  • Provide support with identifying, isolating, and resolving frequency interference events, theater spectrum management activities, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) events.
  • Comply with all U.S. export requirements and regulations. Verify the release of information or technical assistance with established IPs Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) and maintain a log of all releases.
  • Track, coordinate, and/or deny user and control mission Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs).
  • Support and monitor system upgrades and satellite activation within the RSSC mission area.
  • Plan and coordinate WGS satellite Spectrum Information Gathering (SIG) changes with the WSOCs.
  • Provide applicable information on the current and future status of the RSSC mission area for recurring command staff briefings to the Wideband Cell Chief.
  • Travel within the mission area to conduct staff assistance and training visits for CCMDs, Services, Agencies, and IPs on behalf of the RSSC.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of prior related experience or 2-year post-Secondary/Associates Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience or High School Diploma and 11 years of recent related experience
  • Top Secret Clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 1 certification (e.g. A+CE, CCNA Security, Network+ CE, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP)
  • Domain knowledge of Cisco IOS PKI CA server or integration of Cisco devices into an existing PKI infrastructure
  • Advanced Linux networking experience such as KVM virtual switches and Virtual Machine Manager
  • Network Security Technology to include encryption (HAIPE, IPSec, IKEv2, PKI)
  • Communication Systems planning with DISA and other GOVT TACLANE communications providers
  • Ability to work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with other engineering disciplines.
  • Previous experience supporting DoD/government customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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