Radio Frequency Engineer Ld - 26257 in Fort Meade, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

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Position Summary:
The successful candidate should have minimum ten plus years' experience, preferably military experience, in the use of a wide range of spectrum management software tools such as those described below.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide insight into the capabilities and shortcomings of different spectrum management tools and approaches and have the ability to effectively communicate critical information to organization leaders.  While a technical degree is preferred it is not necessary.  The ideal candidate would have had military experience with a background in battlefield communication systems and RF systems deployment.  Candidates with experience in electronic counter measures (ECM) systems and the use of radio nets in the presence of ECM activity are also asked to submit their resumes.

As the organizational expert in the field, the candidate may have developed and applied advanced Radio Frequency Engineering theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of highly complex and advanced technical problems on the forefront of new technologies.  He or she may have Planed, conducted and technically directed projects or major phases of significant projects, coordinated the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

Works directly with senior technical personnel, program managers, and external organizations in the planning, oversight, execution, and evaluation of multiple complex technical solutions related to a program’s system and technical product development. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific principles and practices in broad areas across one or more technical disciplines.  Maintains a liaison role for technical matters with staff and customers, and acts independently on technical issues within his/her field of expertise.

Advises program managers on challenging technical issues, coordinates the use of senior technical resources across the organization on multi-disciplinary problems, and provides technical guidance and leadership to less-experienced engineers and other technical staff. Works within a peer group of senior technical staff to periodically review technical plans, results, and work products.

Provides technical advisory and consulting expertise to programs and projects under development, acting as a recognized authority in the appropriate scientific field.  Provides engineering subject matter expertise, guidance and work leadership to technical staff and other internal groups. Serves as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes.

Prioritizes technical issues, plans technical approach, and works with program managers to develop schedules and staffing plans to support program delivery milestones.  Supports program risk identification and management activities.  Coordinates the application of the organization’s technical resources when required. 

Develops and provides final technical review of major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
Conducts independent technical investigations and provides impact assessments and design recommendations to clients.  Provides assurance that technical projects are performed in a technically proficient manner and ensures conclusions and recommendations are supported by the analyses presented.

Contributes original ideas and innovations to both solicited and unsolicited proposals that result in the expansion of ongoing programs or new program starts.  Develops related briefings and provides understandable and compelling presentations of technical ideas/proposals.

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

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate will have military experience in spectrum management, RF systems deployment and engineering with 15 plus years of relevant work experience.  Degree(s) should be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

Project/program engineering experience:

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

Expert knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in more than one area of expertise.

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

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

Required Qualifications:
-Spectrum XXI
-Joint Automated CEOI System (JACS)
-Joint Spectrum Interference Resolution (JSIR) process and JSIR Online (JSIR)
-Joint Database Access Web Server (JDAWS)
-Spectrum Certification System (SCS)
-Host Nation Spectrum Word-wide Database Online (HNSWDO)
-Equipment Location-Certification Information Database (EL-CID)

Preferred Qualifications:
-Spectrum XXI Online (SXXO)




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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