Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is seeking an RF Engineer to support RF system characterization 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.

Requirements

  • The RF Engineer will aide in the exploitation 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.
  • In this position you must be able to work independently and in teams.
  • Your experience should include overall signal chain analysis, individual device characterization, system sensitivity, gain, bandwidth, dynamic range, noise figures, compression point determination, phase stability, antenna characterization, etc.

Qualifications

  • Must have an Electrical Engineering Degree with 5+ years of hands-on in RF system characterization and measurements relevant to the FME mission.
  • Knowledge of typical RF circuits such as filters, local oscillators, RF switches, and amplifier chains
  • Working experience RF instrumentation and components such as network and spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, power meters, couplers, hybrids, etc.
  • Ability to develop test plans, analyze test data,
  • Authoring professional technical reports detailing results of analysis and measurements, and give technical presentations.
  • Ability to read and create schematics.
  • Self-Motivated and goal oriented
  • Ability to aide and instruct technicians in measurement techniques and methods

Preferred skills

  • Radar waveform familiarity and techniques
  • Familiarity with antenna patterns
  • Familiarity with RF modulation techniques such as FSK, BPSK, QPSK, FM, and AM
  • Board layout, PCB fabrication knowledge, soldering, and PCB repair
  • Experience with software defined radios
  • Must be a US Citizen

Candidates must hold an active DoD Secret clearance and be eligible for a Top Secret/SCI Clearance and additional clearances commensurate to their involvement with the USG


Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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