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ADFSOC SATCOM Network Engineer

Date: 14-Sep-2022

Location: ACT, Australia

Company: Singtel Group


So, why Optus?

At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us - we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians. We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.


Role summary

The Satellite Network Engineer will conduct day-to-day surveillance, analysis, control and operation of the Defence wideband and narrowband Satellite communications operations, along with conducting surveillance, analysis, control and operation of the Defence Satellite Ground Systems locally and offshore.

As the Satellite Network Engineer, you will also conduct surveillance, analysis, control and operation of various Defence satellite communications network systems.

This position requires the operator to operate autonomously in most routine technical situations, with escalation available for faults and problems outside the experience of the Engineer.

When required, the Network Engineer will assume the role of shift leader, in their absence.


Role responsibilities

  • Analysis of available spectrum using the Spectrum Monitoring System
  • Safe operation of the Defence Satellite Ground Systems, and Communications Network Systems
  • Carrier monitoring using the Communications System Monitor System
  • Adherence to Defence and local area procedures, compliance with other Defence and OPTUS policies, such as WHS, EEO and security
  • Responsible for the operations of the following systems:
    • X and Ka band
    • WGS
    • UHF
    • IAC


Education level, knowledge and work/industry experience

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in electronic engineering or equivalent, plus at least 3 years’ experience in the areas of telecommunications systems and practices is required
  • Solid understanding of ITIL and it’s practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of Digital Communication Techniques, satellite transmission, microwave and RF principles, modulation and inter-modulation, network connectivity, and antenna principles
  • Demonstrated ability against formally and objectively assessed competencies and performance criteria
  • Secret (NV1) Security Clearance


Optus is a place where we let you do you. Whether you’ll be working in our corporate offices or in a retail store, we're a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:

  • A competitive salary
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
  • Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year
  • Blended Ways of Working


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We're proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as our Blended Ways of Working and job share. Our Blended Ways of Working lets our people work across home and our offices. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you.


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