The ARAT-SE has the requirement for one individual to join its Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) Duke sustainment team. We are looking for a junior RF Engineer to provide technical support for sustainment of the CREW Duke System software baseline. Incumbent must be a quick learner with strong analytical and problem solving skills, who is resourceful and able to work independently in support of on-going projects managed from the SEC ARAT -Program Office. POSITION SUMMARY: Performs professional Radio Frequency Engineering assignments of wide complexity under general direction with considerable discretion as to work details. Provides direct advisory support in 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. RESPONSIBILTIES: Support collection and documentation of requirements for threat load development. Develop threat loads. Prepare threat load lab test plan, perform lab testing, and document lab test report. Prepare threat load field test plan, perform field testing, and document field test report. Support documentation of lessons learned in threat load development. Perform technical analysis in support of defeating existing and emerging RF and RCIED threats, as defined from user requirements. Support designing and developing new waveforms and computer algorithms to expand the capabilities of existing electronic warfare systems and simulated environments. Support developing jamming techniques against RF threats. Characterize and exploit RF threat devices. Support developing techniques to better detect and classify RF threats, and to reduce false alarms from misidentification. Conduct performance validation and/or regression testing of threat techniques, to include simulations, laboratory testing, and live system testing. Support generating a functional design decomposition of developed threat techniques, and support initiating and defining the process for implementation into the existing electronic warfare system HW. Interface with users to translate requirements into design. Prepare, maintain, and update relevant system baseline documentation and other technical reports. Perform independent reviews of deliverables produced by others (e.g., specifications, source code, test benches, verification plans, technical reports, etc.) REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Active Secret clearance Knowledge of communication devices and components, wireless RF devices, modulation schemes, RF signal theory. Knowledge of wireless communication network protocols preferred. Experience with RF laboratory equipment required (e.g., real-time signal analyzers, broadband signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, RF components, etc.). Must be able to travel to CONUS locations to participate in testing, technical reviews, and training; travel is estimated at less than 25%. Strong Visio, PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Experience with MATLAB EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering required and two to four years of relevant experience are required. 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.
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