Patch & Test Technician

  • SAIC, Inc
  • 9211 Marina Bay Dr, Tampa, FL 33621, USA
  • Jul 21, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is hiring a Patch & Test Technician in Tampa, FL.  The Patch & Test Technician will be part of a team that manages the Patch and Test Facility in a challenging and fluid work environment at MacDill AFB, FL. Provides Tier I/II support to manage and maintain connectivity for hundreds of devices supporting thousands of users including critical “VIPs” and multiple, autonomous, secure networks. 


Job Duties:

  • Prioritize daily work tasks.
  • Provide Tier I/II support for all tech control devices in HQ the AOR on multiple, autonomous, secure networks.
  • Assist and coordinate with other critical IT sections within the Division to execute on tasks involving projects, troubleshooting, maintenance, and implementation of new services, devices, or connections.
  • Travel the AOR when necessary to support IT services at Forward locations.
  • Shift work flexibility a must.
  • Open/track/close tickets on Remedy and FACIT.
  • Conduct daily inventory of assigned equipment.
  • Maintain Master Station Log.
  • Coordinate circuit outages and authorized system interruptions with DISA and other agencies.
  • Configure and maintain cryptographic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot circuit outages locally and abroad.



  • Must have a current TS/SCI clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience; OR, High School equivalent and 6+ years of experience working in a Tech Control environment.
  • Must be CompTIA Security+ certified
  • Extensive experience maintaining an operational long-haul communications facility in a high paced, diverse, military telecommunications environment.
  • Extensive experience designing and maintaining long-haul data/voice transmission systems traversing various interconnect technologies (cable, fiber, satellite, etc).
  • Experience with troubleshooting ATM, SONET and IDNX/PROMINA systems.
  • In-Depth long-haul system problem troubleshooting/resolution abilities.
  • Experience with cryptographic devices and secure data/voice transmission policies, processes and procedures.
  • Must have valid U.S. Passport.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs of equipment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Some experience with encryption devices such as Taclanes and KIV-7M
  • Some experience with higher level transport infrastructure (ATM, SONET, ODXC, etc.)
  • Some experience working with military Tech Control Facilities (TCF/PTF)