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CACI International REAL-TIME Operations Planner (Up to 25% Profit Sharing Benefit!) in Springfield, Virginia

Job Description

BITS (BIT Systems), a CACI Company, offers very rewarding and unique benefits, which equates to 50% of compensation on TOP of your base salary! The first part is a tax-qualified profit-sharing retirement plan, to which BITS annually contributes up to 25% of your base salary (not in excess of applicable IRS limits) to your retirement account. The second component consists of BITS' Individual Benefit Account (IBA), which is used for premiums, medical reimbursements, dependent care, education and Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. Both components of the BITS benefit package are paid for by BITS, in addition to your base salary and potential performance bonuses. We believe in a healthy home/work balance and both of our locations offer a wide variety of activities to balance with your work life. Learn more at

We have an immediate opening for a Planner on our Operations team. The selected candidate will enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • This position is part of a 24X7X365 crew that monitors ground equipment and services scheduled by users within an automated planning and scheduling system. Tasks include monitoring status of initiated services, rescheduling as necessary for interrupted services, and assisting with service setup and execution.

More About the Role:

  • Work with other crew members in the execution of daily and routine procedures to maintain system state of health, responding to issues as they arise, or gathering pertinent information for troubleshooting

  • Lead daily turnover, updates operations log on daily activity progress, and reviews all operator log entries for accuracy.

  • Support system testing after upgrades and during maintenance activities

  • Monitor system performance to be able to respond to event notifications and determine courses of action

  • Coordinating with other crew members to maintain system state of health

  • Report discrepancies concisely as they occur

  • Investigate and rectify procedural discrepancies

  • Identify areas of process improvement

  • Coordinate with subsystem engineering subject matter experts to implement configuration changes and other maintenance activities on the network in accordance with operational procedures

  • Certify in multiple operator positions; knowledge based and on the-job training provided prior to certification testing.

  • Perform remote diagnostic monitoring of systems

  • Monitor and perform actions related to mission processing

  • Support requests for re-processing and/or playback, requests for lab analysis, and feedback to customers on results of each lab analysis and playback

  • Support payload operations in coordination with others team members

  • Supporting and engaging in programs, projects and practices behind the CACI culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

  • Following industry and department policies and regulations to ensure CACI services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

Required Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • An active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required to start employment.

  • Must be able/willing to work 12hour shifts (6am to 6pm, or 6pm to 6am).

Required Skills:

  • Experience leading and mentoring operations crew

  • Understanding on Radio Frequency spectrums and how they can be utilized, acquired, and corrected

  • Analyzes, administers, and maintains telecommunications systems

  • Understanding on operating complex satellite infrastructure and satellite communication systems

  • Understanding on how to troubleshoot, and perform fault isolation of earth terminal baseband and IF/RF components

  • Familiarity with analog and digital communications and electrical circuits

  • Networking experience

  • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to learn complex systems with little direction

  • Serve as a mentor to peers

  • Routine interaction with multiple customers.

  • Solid written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in a real-time operations environment

  • Prior relevant experience in complex satellite/ground system operations

  • SQL

  • Splunk

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of satellite communications​

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.