Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
As a wireless communication staff engineer, you will conduct research, development, demonstration and deployment (RD&DD) for the Spectrum Innovation Department under the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Division of the National & Homeland Security (N&HS) Directorate.
- Provide radio frequency (RF) wireless communication solutions for a range of wireless communication systems including high frequency (HF), very-high frequency (VHF), ultra-high frequency (UHF), millimeter-waves and other radio frequencies utilizing INL owned intellectual property portfolio.
- Collaborative research with autonomous systems, process control, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and cyber for programs supporting various US Government agencies.
- Develop and review statement of work (SOW) and work for others’ proposals within INL’s strategic partnership program (SPP) guidelines.
- Engage with internal and external organizations to develop new R&D capabilities and products. Ensures work is performed in a safe, secure, cost-effective, and safety-focused manner, consistent with the INL mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures and within defined cost, scope, and schedule.
- Systems requirements definition procedures, process, and best practices.
- Derived Requirements Flow down to sub systems.
- RF system modeling and definition.
- RF board design, development, bring-up and debugging
- Working with a cross discipline team (Software, HW, FPGA, RF Etc).
- Experience working with and leading RF technicians
- Deep understanding of RF concepts and ability to use RF lab equipment
- Experience and understanding of antenna theory
- Experience designing for, and working with systems, and familiarity with antennas across multiple RF bands (HF to millimeter wave)
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THESE TRAITS:
- Experience comparing actual test results with theoretical results and figuring out was different or went wrong.
- Strong Debug, communication, and documentation skills
- Experience with antenna design/ trade-offs for deployed systems
- Experience characterizing RF performance using an Anechoic chamber
- BS and 5 to 8 yrs.
- MS and 3 to 6 yrs.
- PhD and 4 yrs.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOE “Q” clearance.