Radar Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion

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.

Overview

Radar SME preferred.

Collaborates with a team to conduct interference/electromagnetic compatibility testing. Assesses system specification, performance criteria, and site-specific configurations to develop test methodologies and procedures Coordinates with site personnel and counterparts to perform all test activities. Conduct post-test analysis, and communicate results, conclusions, and recommendations at reviews.  Interface with counterparts in the technical community to review all plans and results.  

Position Summary

Performs Radio Frequency Engineering assignments of major complexity. Responsible for planning, organizing and conducting independent technical projects in support of the design, development, and testing of radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Includes antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers.

Under limited supervision, works directly with more senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to system and technical product development.  Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities  

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical products. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.

Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff.  Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff. 

Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.   May author or co-author technical reports.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.

Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.

Is recognized within the organization in one or more areas of technical expertise.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 5 to 7 years relevant work experience.  Master’s degree preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience.  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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise.

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

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