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16752: Electro-Magnetic/Radio Frequency Lab Expert
Location:Virginia, Chantilly
Clearance:TS/SCI with Poly
  
Description:

This position supports an intelligence community customer storage site with a staff of between 20 - 30 made up of both government employees and contractors.  The site receives equipment from contractors, conducts test and inspection activities on new equipment, on equipment being prepared for issue and on equipment returned after use.  Other technical staff build equipment components that support unique equipment configuration requirements.

The Electromagnetic/RF Lab Expert will support the integration and testing of wireless communications and data relay components and systems operating in a range from kHz to tens of GHz. The Electromagnetic Lab Expert will operate the test chamber and will make performance measurements, recommend enhancements and trouble shoot issues. The Electromagnetic Lab Expert will analyze and implement a variety of wireless communications technologies, including WiFi, land mobile radio (LMR), HF radio, and satellite communications. Typical tests to be performed include, but not limited to:

  • Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR), Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP), Signal to Noise+ Distortion (SINAD), sensitivity, and power consumption.
  • Modeling of antennas and platforms
  • Knowledge of satellite and terrestrial communications systems (including link budgets, electromagnetic propagation, general radio theory)
  • Experience with analyzing and implementing a variety of wireless communications technologies, including WiFi, land mobile radio (LMR), HF radio, and satellite communications
  • Experience with RF interference prevention and resolution
  • Experience with installing, testing, and maintaining RF systems and equipment
  • Experience with developing RF link budgets and designing antenna and transmission line systems
  • Experience with modeling and simulating RF systems, including preparation of coverage analysis and GIS mapping

This person will fabricate cables and attach connectors, fabricate and repair antennas and write visual basic scripts to support antenna simulations.  Additionally, this person will develop course materials to train others how to use and maintain RF equipment and will serve as the secondary instructor.

  • Requires occasional overtime and/or weekend work.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Experience with analyzing and implementing a variety of wireless communications technologies, including WiFi, land mobile radio (LMR), HF radio, and satellite communications
  • Experience with RF interference prevention and resolution
  • Experience with installing, testing, and maintaining RF systems and equipment
  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Math or Physics and 5 years’ experience or Master's Degree and 3 years’ experience.
  • TS Clearance with current or recent access to SCI and Full Scope polygraph is required.

For more than 39 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), an Alion company, has been solving some of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security and Federal agencies rely on our advanced engineering services, cyber security, and product solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.  Join MacB where you will work with a team of highly experienced professionals in the areas of Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Research Development Test and Evaluation, Information Operations, fabrication, IT solutions, Logistics and Acquisition Management.  MacB has won multiple workplace awards, offers generous salaries and benefits, and has outstanding growth opportunities.

MacB is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. MacB recruits, trains, compensates and promotes without regard to race, creed, religion, color, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, source of income, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, military status, or any other consideration made unlawful under applicable federal, state or local law. #CJ