Senior Radio Frequency Engineer
Alion’s Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Operations (RESEO) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs to work with cutting-edge companies like SpaceX and Nvidia. We also know that while our work may be behind-the-scenes, it is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.
RESEO has a uniquely “deep bench” with expertise in many aspects of spectrum and the wireless world, and work as a cohesive team under managers who care. At Alion work-life balance and flexible schedules are already in place. Our Annapolis Junction business unit has a voluntary turnover rate of 7.1%, compared to an industry average of 12.1%. Companywide, over 82 percent of employees report that they are satisfied with their jobs, a significantly higher rate than average. Among the areas where we excel are: opportunity to use our skills, relationships with managers and co-workers, and work-life balance. Our more experienced engineers and SMEs serve as mentors to train the next generation of talent, but they also look for reciprocal input on emerging technologies and support the pursuit of new ideas.
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.
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.