Electrical Engineer, Lead - 35771 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Elecromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.


  • Performs radio frequency engineering analysis in support of electromagnetic compatibility assessments for space and terrestrial systems.
  • Duties will include the collection of information and data, performance of engineering computations, documentation, and presentation of results. 
  • Provides some technical guidance and oversight to entry level technical staff and may act as a technical lead for limited aspects of a project.
  • Has some independent interaction with customers and provides input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables under guidance of more senior technical personnel.  
  • Provides input and support to intra-organizational proposal development efforts.
  • May have some exposure to and provide some input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 8 or more years of relevant work experience. Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. 
  • Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data
  • Background in one or more of the following: spectrum management/frequency management, electromagnetic compatibility/radio frequency interference (RFI) analysis, RF measurements & testing, antenna systems, radiation hazard assessments, terrestrial and space communications systems, national and international spectrum regulatory processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in RF engineering/spectrum management. 
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software. 
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with MATLAB, Visualyse and ArcGIS preferred.
  • This position requires the applicant to have or be able to acquire a Top Secret/SCI security clearance with polygraph.
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Active Secret clearance is required


Security Clearance: Secret

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