RF Engineer - 32371 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a RF Engineer will support hands-on evaluation, testing, diagnostics, and repair of foreign assets in support of providing the United States Intelligence Community with highly technical information on foreign adversary capabilities. The RF Engineer will aide in the exploitation foreign weapon systems such as aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerodynamic weapons, space systems, ballistic missiles, and associated subsystems to establish their design, performance capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities. In this position you must be able to work independently and in teams.

In this position you will be supporting the Foreign Materiel Exploitation (FME) Squadron of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). The mission objective is to help U.S. warfighters maintain their competitive edge by enabling the execution of timely exploitation of foreign aerospace and electronic systems for FME’s Global Exploitation Intelligence Group. The majority of the work is performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton.  To find out more about this exciting mission read NASIC's Acquire, Assess, Exploit article.

Job Requirements:

5+ years of hands-on experience of various RF systems. Examples include receivers, exciters, and transmitters.

Knowledge of typical RF circuits such as filters, local oscillators, RF switches, and amplifier chains

Working experience RF instrumentation and components such as network and spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, power meters, couplers, hybrids, etc.

Ability to develop test plans, analyze test data, write technical reports, and give technical presentations.

Ability to read and create schematics.

Self-Motivated and goal oriented

Ability to aide and instruct technicians in measurement techniques and methods

Must be a US citizen

Candidates must hold an active DoD Secret clearance and be eligible for a Top Secret/SCI Clearance and additional clearances commensurate to their involvement with the USG.

Preferred additional skills:

Board layout, PCB fabrication knowledge, soldering, and PCB repair

Familiarity with antenna patterns

Experience with software defined radios

Familiarity with RF modulation techniques such as FSK, BPSK, QPSK, FM, and AM

Radar waveform familiarity and techniques


Security Clearance: Secret

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