RF Wireless Engineer, Assoc - 31786 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


If you’re a passionate engineer looking to join a company with purpose and deep-seated core values, Alion is the right place for you! Join our team of more than 200 spectrum engineers and policy experts supporting our Radio Frequency, Electromagnetic and Spectrum Directorate. RESED’s mission is anticipating the future—optimizing system performance within the complex electromagnetic environment, where more and more systems depend on interface-free spectrum access.


Responsible for analyzing and developing wireless telecommunications capabilities for various operations.

Design and build custom applications. Design, plan, establish, and optimize wireless networks.

Develop wireless network infrastructures and make recommendations on systems enhancements for optimization.

Provide technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception to launch.

Design and validate RF link performance, quality and reliability.

Use measuring and diagnostic tools to test and adjust equipment.

Create manuals and support documentation.

Develop software for wireless technology.

Optimize existing network by adjusting radio network parameters, adding/deleting of neighbors and recommending possible solutions to hardware problems.

Monitor and analyze statistical and drive test data to improve system performance indicators such as dropped calls, blocked calls, origination failures, handoff features.

Apply propagation theory, cellular theory, and antenna theory to choose tower antenna placement.

Responsible for capacity planning, GSM frequency planning and frequency hopping by applying carrier/interference (C/I) ratio analysis.

Recommend site upgrade such as down tilling of antenna and re-orientation of radio additions.

Support customers in the development, acquisition, and sustainment activities of complex RF systems used in Communications, Radar, and Electronic Warfare.

Responsibilities will include the design and evaluation of up/down converters, and amplifiers, MMICs, MCMs, and TRMs. Reverse engineer legacy RF hardware systems to develop obsolesce plans, test procedures, and perform trade analysis.

Conduct and develop Test & Evaluation plans for RF test stations and field test events for system/subsystem manufacturing and fleet support.


Must be able develop and present technical reports.

Desired modeling and simulation of RF circuits and RF propagation experience and designing radar phased array T/R module experience.

Desired experience with Agilent ADS, ANSYS HFSS, NI LabView, and MatLab, Modeling Near-Field antenna patterns, and Phase noise analysis.

Proficient with MS tools.

BS Degree in EE, Physics or Math

0-2 years of experience

US Citizenship and ability to obtain a Secret security clearance



Security Clearance: None

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