Radio Frequency Engineer, Lead - 24731 in Fort Meade, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/16/2018
  • Job ID:
    24731

Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

Position Summary

Leads projects and provides technical direction to and coordinates the efforts of engineers and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.  Develops and applies advanced Radio Frequency engineering theories, methods and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex technical problems and projects.

Supports senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product development. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.  Provides technical guidance and mentoring to lower level technical staff.

Recognized within Alion as a senior level contributor in the field, and may have begun to acquire a similar reputation in the external scientific and client communities.

Duties and Responsibilities  

General

Air Force Spectrum Management Office support focuses on two primary areas:  1) Building an understanding of AFSMO perspective on all spectrum-related planning and events, and 2) Using that understanding to perform analyses, and to quickly generate both internal and external reports that address issues as they arise.  Examples of required skills in these areas is provided below.

Planning Support
The candidate must:
-Learn to quickly assess the impact of new legislation on US Air Force Spectrum Operations.
-Develop knowledge of previous and planned spectrum auctions, and their impact on US Air Force Spectrum Operations.
-Develop relationships with the Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in order to more effectively coordinate and retrieve required information.
-Review current NTIA or legislative documents and generate draft AFSMO comments.
Analysis and Reporting

The candidate must:
-Generate draft reports, as requested, and per guidance supplied.  These reports are often driven by ongoing or potential future reallocation efforts.
-Generate draft reports for the IRAC review.  (e.g., summarizing issues in the 5 GHz band.)
-Update/generate documents/materials necessary to support AFSMO visit to Capitol Hill.
-Use existing tools (such as the Spectrum Certification System (SCS) and SPECTRUM XXI) to identify and analyze technical details of specific Air Force systems of interest.
-Develop spreadsheets and other technical summaries, as requested
-Maintain internally managed data sets of interest to AFSMO (e.g., the Air Force Platform Database, and the Table Of Allocations system.)

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 8 to 10 years relevant work experience.  Master's degree preferred.  Degree(s) must be in engineering, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

Project Engineering experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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 more than one area of expertise.

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

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

A SECRET security clearance is required.



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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