Radio Frequency Engineer Lead - 26165 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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

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  

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to support multiple project teams in the development of technical products. Performs complex engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing and operation in support of program level system development, engineering analysis and research. Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new research concepts or improvement of current techniques and procedures. Displays an advanced understanding and innovative use of concepts and principles in performing assignments.

Supervises and reviews activities of staff, scheduling and assigning work to meet program/project completion dates.  Works closely with senior customer personnel in providing solutions to complex problems and advice on technical issues.

Exercises independent judgment in conducting complex analyses and development efforts, and provides technical direction to other staff. Educates and advises more junior technical staff members in the technical aspects of their efforts. 

Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.

Based upon own ideas, prepares unsolicited proposals to secure new projects or the expansion of ongoing project activities that involve support of other staff members. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals with contributions from several activities.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives. Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Is recognized within the organization in more than one area of technical expertise. Participates in the activities of professional societies. Authors/co-authors technical and scientific articles for publication.

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.

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

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a security clearance of an appropriate level which may be required after employment.

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.



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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