Posted June 26th, 2013 by admin
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Title Senior RF Engineer
Categories Engineers
Location Lorton, VA
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Senior RF Engineer

Performance Outcome: Provide expertise as an RF Engineer as related to digital video and audio transmission. (Video specific experience required) Should have an extensive background and education related to radio frequency, transmission methods, antennas, RF propagation, compression, digital algorithms, and encryption. May have worked in commercial industry, military, or government fields.

Minimum Education: Master of Science or Electrical Engineer Degree

Minimum Experience: Twelve (12) years total; Six (6) years minimum in specialty, or equivalent work experience

Certifications in specialized engineering areas in a technical field or specialized engineering or technology area and is proficient in relevant engineering principles and practices. Applies experience, skills, and expert knowledge within an engineering discipline for complex assignments. Generates unique concepts as evidenced by synthesis of new products or processes. Creates or uses engineering/scientific tools to solve technical problems. Utilizes and develops tools, techniques, processes and/or facilities such as state-of-the-art simulation environments, laboratories, and test facilities. Provides leadership for engineering activities in a specialized engineering or technology subject area. Serves as a major contributor to technical planning process and for providing technical management and guidance.

Radio frequency (RF) engineering is a subset of electrical engineering that deals with devices that are designed to operate in the Radio Frequency spectrum. These devices operate within the range of about 3 kHz up to 300 GHz.

RF engineers require many years of extensive experience in the area of study. This type of engineer has experience with transmission systems, device design, and placement of antennas for optimum performance. Experience with (low power) digital transmitters ranging from 100mw to 5w output typical. In addition, an RF design engineer must be able to understand electronic hardware design, circuit board material, antenna radiation, and the effect of interfering frequencies that prevent optimum performance within the piece of equipment being developed or operated. Identify and keep abreast of novel and emerging technical concepts.

Must understand equipment co-location requirements for multiple operators and perform inter-modulation analysis; must have strong RF design skills and also understand system topology and air interface parameters.

The Contractor, as a minimum, shall perform the following tasks with federal oversight:

  • Analyze, design, and implement the enhancement of wireless telecommunications networks
  • Diagnose coverage and capacity including traffic analysis and coverage planning
  • Answer technical questions on day-to-day equipment operations
  • Verify RF related site engineering drawings
  • Perform frequency and BCC planning
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