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RF Wireless Engineer Technical Specialist

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together. Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories Responsibilities Work Description:The RF Engineer will support analysis of integration/utilization of various RF technologies used to support operations. The Customer is seeking expertise to assist with Cl investigative efforts in the identifying and analyzing all or part of a component's existing or new peripheral, network, and telecommunications systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs. General RF Engineer work description: Responsible for analyzing and developing wireless telecommunications capabilities for various operations. Design and build custom applications. Design, plan, establish, and optimize wireless networks. Develop wireless network infrastructures and make recommendations on systems enhancements for optimization. Provide technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception to launch. Design and validate RF link performance, quality and reliability. Use measuring and diagnostic tools to test and adjust equipment. Create manuals and support documentation. Develop software for wireless technology. Optimize existing network by adjusting radio network parameters, adding/deleting of neighbors and recommending possible solutions to hardware problems. Monitor and analyze statistical and drive test data to improve system performance indicators such as dropped calls, blocked calls, origination failures, handoff features. Apply propagation theory, cellular theory, and antenna theory to choose tower antenna placement. Responsible for capacity planning, GSM frequency planning and frequency hopping by applying carrier/interference (C/I) ratio analysis. Recommend site upgrade such as down tilling of antenna and re-orientation of radio additions. Support customers in the development, acquisition, and sustainment activities of complex RF systems used in Communications, Radar, and Electronic Warfare. Responsibilities will include the design and evaluation of up/down converters, and amplifiers, MMICs, MCMs, and TRMs. Reverse engineer legacy RF hardware systems to develop obsolesce plans, test procedures, and perform trade analysis. Conduct and develop Test & Evaluation plans for RF test stations and field test events for system/subsystem manufacturing and fleet support. Must be able develop and present technical reports. Perform modeling and simulation of RF circuits and RF propagation Experience designing radar phased array T/R module experience. Highly desired experience with Agilent ADS, ANSYS HFSS, NI LabView, and MatLab Modeling Near-Field antenna patterns. Phase noise analysis. Proficient with MS tools. Specific Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct computer systems analysis, RF, and security vulnerability support services that include, but are not limited to the following areas: RF systems consultation; wireless RF communications systems; RF spectrum management; RF interference monitoring; electromagnetic compatibility; waveform and signals processing; LTE arid other wireless technologies (e.g., Internet of Things).
  • Support services that include generating a wide-variety of analyses, reports, briefings, and point papers on a regular and ad-hoc basis as determined necessary throughout the period of performance.
  • Analyze engineering requirements documentation to determine the impact of changes to requirements at any level of the systems engineering documentation process. The requirements documentation shall be examined to ascertain whether the rationale for a given change can be reviewed without the need to reconstruct the analysis process. Be able to use manual and/or automated tools to assist in the performance of daily activities and assignments.
  • Provide continuing coordination and technical support to the customer through support on matters pertaining to on-going system requirements and engineering processes and activities; software and hardware lifecycle development and gate reviews; hardware and equipment acquisitions; enterprise architecture and other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Monitor development activities with the intent to verify requisite RF IT security compliance is maintained throughout the systems development lifecycle
  • Perform technical analysis of an RF system and base-end infrastructure to ensure it meets security criteria and mission constraints and to feed the analysis results back to the subsystem development teams as appropriate.
  • Be familiar with Satellite, WiFi, and mobile communications architectures and general equipment designed from fundamental components, subsystem interfaces, system layouts, etc.
  • Prepare analysis of technical data and information resulting from tests, studies, analysis, etc.
  • Assist other technical personnel in the preparation of technical reports, graphs, and charts. Qualifications Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or Computer/Physical Science plus 10 years' experience. Equivalent work experience to a degree in a technical field will be considered.
    • Desire, expertise, and skills to provide technical support in one or more of a wide range of RF technologies to include; terrestrial and space-based RF communications, government and commercial satellite systems, commercial cellular and wireless, and embedded software/firmware development.
    • Working knowledge of the security and CI concerns related to data management
    • Familiarity with computer security, authentication and cryptography
    • Experience designing, developing, or deploying customized technical solutions for the Agency's unique intelligence mission.
    • Ability to identify mission needs and foster creative and viable approaches to technical problems.
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; foster teamwork and collaboration across cultural and organizational boundaries. Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience providing technical support to Customer operations.
      • Demonstrated familiarity with the Customer construct, Operations organization and Science and Technology mission overseas as they apply to field operations.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of Science and Technology customer mission and operational techniques.
      • Experience and familiarity with the various secured communication mission as either a user or provider.
      • Familiarity with secured communication equipment and product lines, including a general understanding on how that equipment is developed, prepared for deployment, tested, deployed, and maintained.
      • Extensive expertise in development of terrestrial and space-based RF special communications
      • Knowledge of IC capabilities for technical support to operations. As a RF Engineer for OTEB, the candidate may often find him/herself attending meeting at various other sites. ADDITIONAL SECURITY REVIEW PROCESS Requirement Options

Keywords: Perspecta, Chantilly , RF Wireless Engineer Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Chantilly, Virginia

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