Radio Frequency Engineer, Senior - 24732 in Fort Meade, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description


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 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.

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.


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 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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