Senior RF Engineer - 35426 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/4/2021

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Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking a Senior RF Systems Engineer to provide hands-on evaluation, testing, diagnostics, and repair of foreign assets in support of providing the United States Intelligence Community with highly technical information on foreign adversary capabilities.

In this position you will be supporting the Foreign Materiel Exploitation (FME) Squadron of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). The mission objective is to help U.S. warfighters maintain their competitive edge by enabling the execution of timely exploitation of foreign aerospace and electronic systems for FME’s Global Exploitation Intelligence Group. The majority of the work is performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton.  To find out more about this exciting mission read NASIC's Acquire, Assess, Exploit article


  • The RF Engineer will exploit foreign weapon systems such as aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerodynamic weapons, space systems, ballistic missiles, and associated subsystems to establish their design, performance capabilities, limitations, and vulnerabilities.
  • The Sr. RF Systems Engineer must be able to work independently and in teams.


  • Engineer with 15+ years of hands-on experience in the design, or reverse engineering, of various complex RF systems. Examples include Radios, Communication Links, Satellite Navigation Systems, Radars, Jammers, etc.
  • Working experience with microwave instrumentation and components operating in the 100 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range; to include: network and spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, power meters, couplers, hybrids, etc.
  • Ability to develop test plans, analyze test data, write technical reports, and give technical presentations.
  • Experience with Matlab, Altium, and AutoCad
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers and instruct technicians in measurement techniques and methods

Preferred additional skills:

  • Board layout, PCB fabrication knowledge, soldering, and PCB repair
  • Near Field Antenna measurement techniques
  • Experience with X-midas data and associated recording systems
  • Familiarity with the theory and application of modern digital communications techniques
  • Radar waveform familiarity and counter techniques

Must be a US citizen and hold an active DoD Secret clearance.

Must also be eligible for a Top Secret/SCI Clearance and additional clearances commensurate to their involvement with the USG.

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

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