• San Diego, CA, USA
  • 117000-180000
  • Full Time

About Company

Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. (GALT Aerospace) is a non-traditional defense contractor whose vision is a rapid innovator solving the world's critical security challenges to enable warriors to win...decisively. GALT Aerospace subscribes to Col John Boyd's tenet "Wars are won by people, ideas and equipment, IN THAT ORDER." Warriors need tools (equipment) that are flexible. GALT Aerospace will always satisfy the warrior with such tools.

Founded in 2015, GALT Aerospace provides simple, effective information capabilities to support all levels of war and to drive information to the lowest levels possible, enabling faster decision cycles and decisive results. GALT Aerospace uniquely focuses on architecture solutions, effective open systems integration and rapid prototyping, fielding and operations.

At GALT Aerospace, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary and nationally relevant systems. We look for people who have bold new ideas, with courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun. Our culture is based on Customer Focused Innovation, which thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we strive to do what others think is impossible. Our Programs are typically Rapid Development and Demonstrations of Advanced Integrated Communication Systems in a SWaP-constrained military airborne platform.

Job Location

San Diego, CA, Onsite with possible occasional/part-time telecommuting. Minimal domestic travel required, possibly 10% of time.

Job Description

GALT Aerospace is seeking a talented Network Engineer to perform all Network Engineering functions related to establishing communications between nodes in an airborne networking environment. This includes air-to-ground as well as air-to-air radio frequency links. Communication Mission Payload System Development and Installation Design onto the Platform. This includes: development, test, and integration of complex airborne communications systems and supporting network hardware systems. This individual would act as the responsible network engineer on hardware for multiple systems and programs. The candidate will be responsible for network development including: architecture design, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test, site integration, and post-delivery support. The candidate will work closely with other engineering functions in a team environment, including: Flight Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical performance requirements.


The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with the following:

  • System- and Platform-level Network design, development, configuration, integration, and test

  • IP subnetting

  • Airborne Communications Systems and payload integration

  • Composing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers

  • Developing comprehensive network design data packages

  • Determining data rates and throughput on various RF-based networks

  • Quality of Service design and implementation

Required Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role, including performing architecture and design of heterogenous IT environments

  • 5+ years of experience designing and implementing routed IP-based networks including LAN, WAN, and Cyber Security

  • 5+ years of experience with Cisco Networking products

  • 5+ years of experience with troubleshooting networking issues in an airborne networking environment

  • Experience with High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors (HAIPE), such as the KG-250x

  • Experience with ansible, shell scripting and systems administration. Linux and Windows administration.

  • Experience with various networking technologies and vendors.

  • Experience with virtualization technologies a plus

  • Experience with cloud-based technology a plus

  • Experience with Python and PowerShell scripting a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Visio.

  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570 Certification

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) personnel security clearance required

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education

  • Familiar with Military Communications LOS Waveforms, including: Link-16, TTNT, CDL, BE-CDL, Chaotic waveforms, ANW-2, TSM-X, etc.

  • Familiar with SATCOM BLOS networking, including: Iridium, Inmarsat, Starlink, etc.

  • Assist the team in troubleshooting RF-communications issues in an airborne networking environment

  • Integration of various Military radios on an airborne platform for IP networking

  • Linux OS Experience including Linux networking

  • Ability to work across the team, including supporting electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or software engineering tasks, as needed

  • Team player with a proactive attitude and the ability to be productive in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking

  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced studies / Degree in a STEM area

  • Active DOD Secret, TS/SCI, or SSBI clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit or stand for 1 hour at a time

  • Must be able to operate a computer

At GALT Aerospace, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as one grows and develops within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $117,000-$180,000, and a specific candidate's base pay will depend on their skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

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