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Radio Frequency Engineer III in Fort Belvoir, VA at DCS

Date Posted: 5/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Functions

Provides senior level RF Engineer services on assigned PEO Soldier programs, with duties as identified below.

Analyze, develop wireless communications networks for Soldier borne systems.

Conduct traffic analysis, system design, frequency planning, interference analysis, and performance optimization for Soldier borne systems.

Evaluate candidate wireless solutions and make recommendations based on mission requirements and the RF environment.

Provides senior level RF Engineer services on assigned PEO Soldier programs, with duties as identified below.

Analyze, develop wireless communications networks for Soldier borne systems.

Conduct traffic analysis, system design, frequency planning, interference analysis, and performance optimization for Soldier borne systems.

Evaluate candidate wireless solutions and make recommendations based on mission requirements and the RF environment.

Identify critical spectrum management aspects affecting the development and application of new wireless sensors.

Develop and maintain System Security Plan (SSP) documentation for Soldier borne RF systems.

Develop and maintain architecture for Soldier borne RF systems.

Perform and document optimization techniques to include proper antenna selection for optimal performance, appropriate transmit power, and antenna clearance for optimal performance within Soldier borne constraints.

Lead, manage and coordinate activities of RF planning, system design, system employment and system security.

Serves as RF subject matter expert for all technical aspects of assigned programs, stay abreast of current technology applicable to the PM/PEO portfolio, and represent the PM or PEO at PEO wide technical and system level IPTs, as well as meetings with other DoD agencies.

Support wireless efforts taking place at US Army labs and serve as a liaison.

Performs top level design, development, integration, testing, installation, and troubleshooting.

Translates military operational and mission requirements (ground, sea, air, and space) into practical system concepts and performance specifications.

Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes.

Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs.

Evaluate design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, bringing in additional technical expertise as needed.

Review test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.

Review and evaluate system performance against specification requirements, monitor and assess field performance, and assess risk of meeting user and specification requirements.

Initiate engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations as required, and conduct physical and functional configuration audits.

Review program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content.

Submit technical reports and quick summaries of key technical activities, efforts, and events.

Required Skills

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

BS Electrical Engineering and 8 years of experience

Subject matter expert for the RF Engineering, Microwave propagation techniques, commercial modulation techniques/ schemes, overall system level communication requirements, principles of radio testing techniques in support of EMI, EMC, and vulnerabilities of wireless sensors and has the ability to lead engineering efforts on assigned programs with minimal oversight from the Government lead.

Equivalent or experience commensurate with DAWIA Level II SPRDE certification.