Cable Engineer

POSTED ON 10/18/2022 CLOSED ON 1/25/2023
SMS Data Products Group, Inc. Hired Organization Address Bedford, MA Other

Job Posting for Cable Engineer at SMS Data Products Group, Inc.


SMS is seeking a Cable Engineer who works with infrastructure teams, responsible for engineering & delivering cable solutions per AF standards in support of 66 ABG/SC

As a dynamic systems integrator, SMS offers proven solutions in engineering, operations, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With expertise in modernizing and optimizing legacy infrastructure and systems, ensuring operational efficiency, and designing, implementing, and managing secure environments, SMS supports business and mission goals with proficiency, quality, and integrity.


SMS has been serving the advanced information technology needs of the federal government since 1976, delivering talented teams and innovative, cost-effective solutions and services to support our customers’ missions for more than 40 years. SMS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and on-site operations at customer locations throughout the United States. For additional information on SMS, visit


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Job Description

  • Report to the BLITS 2.0 Cable Manager, push forward cable operations / infrastructure projects within contract goals, follow-up and foster team work
  • Deliver quality results in high expectation / multi-tasked environment
  • Engineer structured solutions for new constructions, renovations and upgrades for inside / outside plants, grounding and bonding needs, and comm closet designs IAW BICSI, ANSI, ISO standards and or AFIs and DoD requirements
  • Manage daily maintenance, testing and troubleshooting of enterprise cable plants
  • Have deep experience in enterprise cable solutions for DoD voice, video & data systems
  • Execute site surveys, provide solutions, generate LOMs, labor estimates and SOWs
  • Manage confined space/manhole operations w/safety briefings, permits and inspections
  • Install, configure & troubleshoot infrastructures in support of bit-transport services
  • Update and maintain AutoCAD cable topology drawings/fiber drawings
  • Manage Communications & Information Systems Installation Records for Communications Mission Data Set layers of the AF CIPS Visualization Component
  • Monitor, manage, inventory, order all hardware stock items
  • Manage service incidents / requests in Remedy
  • Professionally interact with customers and help resolve customer issues
  • Provide planned and or emergency afterhours support as needed



  • EIA/ISO/BICSI based fiber optic / data cable engineering
  • Engineering solutions, w/ cost & material specifications
  • Fluency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Products
  • Installation/termination/testing/troubleshooting of structured cabling (copper /fiber)
  • Proficient w/ cable test equipment & TIA/EIA cabling standards
  • Handle variable deadlines, multi-task, & produce w/ limited supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills w/ organizational & follow-up skills.
  • Ability to lift about 70 lbs required

Education & Work Experience:

  • Secret Level DoD Security Clearance required
  • OSHA-10 certification needed (can obtain once hired)
  • AS/BS degree preferred
  • 8-10 years’ experience in cable engineering /troubleshooting
  • Candidate resume requires customer acceptance


SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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