Electrical Engineer, Senior - 34261 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/24/2020

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Job Description

At Commonwealth Technology Innovation (CTI), a division of Alion Science, our mechanical engineers are challenged to develop unique customized solutions that seamlessly blend technology and tradecraft. We value integrity, imagination and hands-on creativity and recruit talent with diverse backgrounds who bring a broad spectrum of technical experience to our team. We expect that you will apply your skills and shape this position based on your strengths and interests. Even though our parent company, Alion, is a large business, CTI preserves our small company feel and our engineers have the time to focus on their work while maintaining the big-picture perspective. Beyond our competitive salary and benefits structure, our engineers earn a sense of accomplishment by making meaningful contributions to our nation's security priorities. With some of the most comprehensive fabrication assets in Northern Virginia, including a full in-house machine shop, composite fabrication, finishing and electronics assembly capabilities, your ideas and designs will quickly become fieldable hardware. By joining the CTI team, your mechanical engineering skills can help solve our customer's most challenging problems and build upon the industry leading reputation we've developed over five decades.

Staff in this position provide a wide applications of principles, theories and concepts in their field and provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems with imaginative and thorough solutions. He or she is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. He or she relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals and performs a variety of complicated tasks.

The person in this position designs develop, document, assemble and test all aspects of components and complex systems.  This position involves embedded systems development to the board level on projects that span motion control/robotics applications, sensor integration, special communications systems, and size weight and power optimization. You will be a member of our multidiscipline, integrated development team and will see projects evolve from concept to delivery within 6-9 months on average.

You will lead and personally conduct complex procurement. You will present work with other CTI project team members to obtain requirement guidance and develop and get approval of task requirements. Coordinates with task and Program Managers, Manufacturing Managers and Director in task accomplishment. Contributes to proposal development in the area of technical approach, Work Breakdown Structure and cost/schedule.

A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.  Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering a plus.

Experience with hardware design.

Project management experience is a plus.

Experience performing hands-on assembly of and modifications to electromechanical systems.

Experience analyzing complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical and effective solutions.

Experience with the following:

  • Processor selection, various communication protocols (especially USB, SPI, I2C and UART), analog design, sensor design, low power design, various RF technologies and testing
  • Digital and analog circuit design
  • Power supply topologies
  • Schematic Capture and PCB Layout using Altium, PADS, or equivalent
  • PCB bring-up and debugging, functional verification and manufacturing support
  • Experience with Test equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and DMM
  • Experience creating complete technical documentation packages
  • Expert troubleshooting and system debugging of hardware, firmware and cabling

Active Government Secret Clearance. Top Secret a plus.




Security Clearance: None

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