POSITION SUMMARY: Candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership to the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP) by providing technical insight related to resolving issues, planning, organizing, documenting, and directing all activities associated with assigned projects. The candidate must be able to plan system tests, evaluations, and/or characterizations including determination of test procedures, test limits, and instrumentation. He/she will work as a member of a small specialized team to execute full life-cycle system development support in a rapid development environment, and will provide consultative services to AMO's (Air and Marine Operations) management staff. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Serves as a Project Engineer or Team Leader for complex and highly advanced sensor and antenna systems. - Develops, designs, plans, implements, tests, automates, documents, and maintains solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed Provides engineering capabilities for system design - Provide consultative services to AMO's management staff - Evaluates contractors' technical proposals. Assembles and integrates the technical portions of proposals and system plans, utilizing inputs from other engineering specialists. - Assesses the technical suitability of candidate systems where specifications do not exist or are inadequate. - Represents the organization in collaboration with other organizations, including functional counterparts, DHS S&T, other federal agencies, industry partners and academia. - Evaluate and interpret results from statistical analysis tools and coverage analysis programs. - Utilizes latest MATLAB and GIS software, desktop technology, conferencing technology, and Microsoft Office or comparable software to execute daily work functions. - Travel may be required (Domestic/Foreign) EDUCATION: - B.S. degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline - A minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in electronic or software detailed design or system design - required SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS: - Must be a US Citizen. - Must be able to attain US Government Secret Security Clearance. - Must be able to successfully pass a CBP Background Investigation. - At least two or more years material handling/planning experience in support of Government programs - not required but preferred - Innovative thinking and strong analytical and problem solving skills to deal with complex situations. - Strong problem solving skills. - Strong communication skills including effective presentation skills and the ability to write and edit technical reports. - Demonstrated ability to set clearly defined objectives and to plan activities/projects well in advance, taking into account possible changing circumstances. - Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external counterparts. - Ability to keep abreast of technological developments. - Ability to adapt to changing work requirements and priorities. - Ability to work alone or as part of a team. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.