Electrical Engineer and Strategist - 36024 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/30/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science &Technology is looking for an Electrical Engineer and Strategist to support Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.   

Candidate experienced, think tank quality, senior or principal electrical engineer with expertise in signal processing in a time and frequency domain. Signals could be associated with wave propagation through a medium (electromagnetic, acoustic) or periodic values output from persistent sensors, to name a few possibilities. Desire the candidate to be able to apply these skills and principles to a wide range of systems and test objectives to support T&E. Candidate would become a strategic partner of a five-member subject matter expert (SME) team to support homeland defense strategic test and evaluation (T&E) initiatives at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). AFIT, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), formed a Homeland Security Community of Best Practices (HS CoBP) strategic team to assemble/lead a community of academia, industry, and government experts to assess future homeland threats to inform T&E plans across nine DHS T&E critical areas.

  • Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Cyber Security and Resilience
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Systems Reliability
  • Sub-terrain (Cross Border Tunnels) Detection Technologies
  • Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Detection and Interdiction
  • Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques
     

The HS CoBP team is born out of the innovative approaches to test planning and follow-on data analytics within AFIT’s eight-year-old Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE). As the senior electrical engineer HS CoBP team member, the candidate will function as a knowledge integrator, leveraging their knowledge, experience, education, and new position in AFIT to bring together the best STEM T&E and critical area experts to establish a strategic T&E plan that anticipates rapidly changing homeland threats. Each capability area T&E plan will function as a guidebook for DHS programs, and will include best practices, lessons learned, and identify subject matter expert reach-back for specialized systems, test planning, and data analysis.

Required:

  • A senior engineer candidate able to apply signals processing skills and principles to a wide range of systems and test objectives to support T&E
  • Background experience should be broad, demonstrating experience in testing operational systems (hardware and software) with an understanding of potential vulnerabilities in some or all the nine DHS T&E critical areas listed above.
  • Masters in a technical discipline (i.e., computer science, engineering, etc.); the team will balance education against highly specialized knowledge or unique experiences
  • Minimum of five years of engineering experience or a related field. Additional experience in strategic planning a plus
  • Strategic thinker with ability to focus on the analysis of critical factors and variables to influence the long-term success of an organization.
  • Strong technical research and writing skills to prepare authoritative works
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills to lead a community of disparate subject matter experts across industry, academia, and government
     

Preferred:

  • PhD in an engineering discipline; the team will balance education against highly specialized knowledge or unique experiences
  • DAWIA, advanced or senior level III in engineering, test and evaluation, or the like a plus
  • Ten years of engineering experience or a related field
  • Direct experience in signal processing in a time and frequency domain. Signals could be associated with wave propagation through a medium (electromagnetic, acoustic) or periodic values output from persistent sensors, to name a few possibilities.
    • Exploration and analysis of signals that are a measured response in a designed experiment or system evaluation
    • Signal identification and classification in a noisy environment; waveform matching/comparison
    • Filtering/smoothing
    • Signal decomposition/functional analysis/principal component analysis
    • Background subtraction (separating signal from noise)
    • Frequency spectrum comparison and interpretation
    • Time series analysis
    • Waveform attenuation and dispersion
    • Transfer functions
    • Some knowledge of electronic countermeasures (ECM) principles

 

Security Clearance: Secret. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen. The position is unclassified now but will require the candidate to obtain a higher-level U.S. Government clearance in the future.


Security Clearance: Secret

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