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General Dynamics Information Technology Field Service Engineer (TESA) - AFRICOM - Stuttgart, GE (Secret - Able to obtain TS/SCI) in Stuttgart - Kelley Barracks (APC172), Germany

Req ID: RQ180102

Type of Requisition: Expatriate

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Systems Administration


Equipment Testing,Network Connectivity,Network Infrastructures,Networking Hardware


CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA


9 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

GDIT has an exciting opportunity available for a Field Service Engineer, in Support of AFRICOM in Stuttgart Germany. Successful candidates will need to have a current and active Secret Clearance, and be able to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

How a Field Service Engineer will make an impact:

  • Conduct Site Survey to prepare for network upgrades and to produce distinctive work packages for implementation actions.

  • Site survey undertakings to provide engineering and supporting documentation.

  • Testing of network hardware at different locations throughout Europe

  • Prepare floor space diagrams, rack equipment diagrams, connectivity tables, and installation checklists.

  • Plan, deploy, install, test, troubleshoot and repair standard network infrastructure systems.

  • Installation and/or removal of equipment into a rack or cabinet, cable ladder and patch panels.

  • Installation of network devices and the interface cables to facilitate required interconnectivity.

  • Engineer new designs to resolve cabinet management and network device issues.

  • Troubleshoot and repair network connectivity on numerous devices, to include routers and switches in a telecommunications room.

  • Experience with Telecommunication Room Remediation, Network Migration, LCR Life Cycle Replacement, and Help Desk Remedy

  • Interconnection of various networking devices via Fiber and CAT6 cabling.

  • Organizing Network rooms and working with customer to upgrade network equipment throughout Europe.

  • Maintains smooth operation of local area, worldwide, and virtual private networks (VPN).

  • Plans, evaluates, designs, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of data and/or voice communication network.

  • Test source to destination.

  • Identify and resolve all issues.

  • Repair or Replace cables if they are damaged, have signs of wear and tear, fails testing, or does not meet current standard.

  • Replace damaged faceplates and outlets on the user side.

  • Replace faulty circuit breakers.

  • Cable management, verify all labels and update/generate documentation.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. May propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Prepares or ensures that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.

  • Provides regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems. May coordinate third-party maintenance for network equipment. May design network or portion of network that includes selection and recommendation of hardware and software packages.

  • Provide embedded support at customer location.

  • Installs and maintains network facilities, including hardware, software, and system data for small networks.

  • Performs data or voice network configurations and configuration changes of various voice or data equipment.

  • Interpret design plans provided by the customer.

  • Provide escort to vendors or personnel to TRs or other Secure Areas.

  • Travel is required to other European countries.

  • Candidate is required to perform other additional duties in support the Contract.

  • Candidate is required to maintain IT Certification up-to-date.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • US Citizenship with active US Passport.

  • TESA Accreditation Requirements; A bachelor's degree plus 3 years of recent specialized experience, OR; An associate's degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR; A major certification plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR; 11 years of recent specialized experience.

  • Knowledgeable utilizing the Microsoft applications such as, Visio, Word, and Excel.

  • Must be able obtain Level 4 Badge.

  • Must have a current and active Secret clearance and be able to TS/SCI Clearance

  • Desired Qualifications: Cisco LAN/WLAN Vendor Knowledge, Cisco certifications, 8570 Certifications





The likely salary range for this position is $66,602 - $87,400. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

GDIT 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, or any other protected class.