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ICT Secure Communications Engineer

Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 13554
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2022

Job Description

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Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an ICT Secure Communications Engineer to join our team in North Wilkesboro, NC. You can be a part of a highly professional Information Technology team. As an ICT Secure Communications Engineer, you will be responsible for engineering, implementing, and ongoing maintenance of our secure communications systems used in forward deployed locations. This role will also deploy when needed to install and support secure communications platforms which may include various internet connectivity options, voice communications (Cell, landline, etc.), Satellite, and other data communication platforms. Come and use your gifts daily to advance the Gospel!

A day in the life of an ICT Secure Communications Engineer:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of ICT Secure Communications Engineer you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Support the security of our various communications platforms around the globe (CONUS and OCONUS), including potentially high-risk situations
  • Stay current on operational technology and security trends, especially with respect to remote connectivity and communications
  • Design, install and support secure short-range and long-range communication platforms that may include radio, satellite, phones, etc
  • Provide engineering implementation and user support/training to disaster relief staff regarding matters of technical and operational secure communications and cybersecurity awareness
  • Research, recommend, implement, and maintain secure communication solutions necessary to meet the security needs of the communication technology in a wide variety of deployment scenarios
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the ICT Team (Disaster Response Unit), International Projects team, IT Cyber Security Team, and other stakeholders to assess the needs and deploy and support secure technical solutions
  • Lead efforts on establishing and maintaining secure communications channels (including voice and messaging systems) and ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in remote field locations
  • Function as a primary technical resource for securing conventional and specialized communications technologies with respect to line of sight, satellite, radio, cellular, and broadband Internet
  • Plan and develop security measures for disaster response deployments based on individual deployment risk analysis
  • Provide security awareness and best practices training to deployed staff and volunteers
  • Develop and mitigate security risks for communications equipment when deployed.
  • Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • All other duties as assigned

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 4 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of hands-on experience with securing and operating secure communications systems in the field
  • Previous military/DoD secure communications experience is preferred. (ie. COMSEC, OPSEC, INFOSEC, etc)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of wired and wireless communications technologies across different hardware and software networks.
  • Comprehensive understanding of security methods and challenges for forward deployed communications technology.
  • Comprehensive experience designing, installing, and maintaining secure communications for voice and data across satellite, cellular, radio, and other communication platforms.
  • Thorough knowledge of secure communication of cybersecurity trends and techniques
  • Comprehensive understanding of information security principles, security technologies, and practices
  • General electrical knowledge of both AC and DC systems
  • Comprehensive networking knowledge and application
  • Thorough knowledge and application of various connectivity options such as Sat, Fiber, Cell, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and applications of hardening field systems to meet Operational and Communications Security need for specific operations
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred

Job Location: North Wilkesboro, NC

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation days
  • 10 sick/personal days

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10) 


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    Location: N. Wilkesboro, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Dec 2, 2022

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