Radio Frequency Engineer - 25700 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Alion’s Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Operations (RESEO) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs to work with cutting-edge companies like SpaceX and Nvidia. We also know that while our work may be behind-the-scenes, it is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

RESEO has a uniquely “deep bench” with expertise in many aspects of spectrum and the wireless world, and work as a cohesive team under managers who care. At Alion work-life balance and flexible schedules are already in place. Our Annapolis Junction business unit has a voluntary turnover rate of 7.1%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%. Companywide, over 82 percent of employees report that they are satisfied with their jobs, a significantly higher rate than average. Among the areas where we excel are: opportunity to use our skills, relationships with managers and co-workers, and work-life balance. Our more experienced engineers and SMEs serve as mentors to train the next generation of talent, but they also look for reciprocal input on emerging technologies and support the pursuit of new ideas.

Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs Radio Frequency Engineering assignments of moderate complexity. Provides direct advisory support in 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.

Supports senior technical personnel and project managers within own organization in various technical activities related to system and technical product development. Receives general supervision from management as well as technical guidance and training from the more experienced technical staff. 

Duties and Responsibilities          

Performs basic engineering work in analysis, design, development, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of higher-level engineers in the development of system and technical products.  Typically employs pre-established guidelines and instructions, and limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives.

Duties often include the collection of information and data, performance of various tests, and engineering computations, measurements and analyses.  Exhibits the ability to independently perform basic data validation and troubleshooting.

Provides some technical guidance and oversight to entry level technical staff and may act as a technical lead for limited aspects of a project.

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

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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.

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Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor¿s degree plus 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience.  Degree must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 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

Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques within a specific area of expertise.

Knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective organization 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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Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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