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Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer SME

Government and Military

Engineer, Aerospace


Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

Job Summary

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Amentum is seeking a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer SME in Fort Belvoir, VA to analyze, develop wireless communications networks for Soldier borne systems.


  • Conduct traffic analysis, system design, frequency planning, interference analysis, and performance optimization for Soldier borne systems.
  • Evaluate candidate wireless solutions and make recommendations based on mission requirements and the RF environment.
  • Identify critical spectrum management aspects affecting the development and application of new wireless sensors.
  • Develop and maintain system Security Plan (SSP) documentation for Soldier borne RF systems.
  • Develop and maintain architecture for Soldier borne RF systems.
  • Perform and document optimization techniques to include proper antenna selection for optimal performance, appropriate transmit power, and antenna clearance for optimal performance within Soldier borne constraints.
  • Lead, manage and coordinate activities of RF planning, system design, system employment and system security.
  • Serves as RF subject matter expert for all technical aspects of assigned programs, stay abreast of current technology applicable to the PM/PEO portfolio, and represent the PM or PEO at PEO wide technical and system level IPTs, as well as meetings with other DoD agencies.
  • Support wireless efforts taking place at US Army labs and serve as a liaison.
  • Performs top level design, development, integration, testing, installation, and troubleshooting.
  • Translates military operational and mission requirements (ground, sea, air, and space) into practical system concepts and performance specifications.
  • Develops and maintains technical documentation such as specifications, engineering drawings, system interface requirements, and engineering changes.
  • Participates in post awards, program reviews, design reviews, and IPTs as the project engineer and/or technical expert on assigned programs.
  • Evaluate design efforts to ensure integration of all the engineering disciplines and adequacy of the analyses performed, bringing in additional technical expertise as needed.
  • Review test plans, procedures, and reports for technical adequacy on assigned programs, for both Government and contractor tests, as well as all failure reports.
  • Review and Evaluate system performance against specification requirements, monitor and assess field performance, and assess risk of meeting user and specification requirements.
  • Initiate engineering change proposals and waivers/deviations as required, and Conduct physical and functional configuration audits.
  • Review program management documents to ensure accuracy and adequacy of technical content.
  • Submit technical reports and quick summaries of key technical activities, efforts, and events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be currently working on a PM IVAS contract.
  • Must be a U.S citizen.
  • Must possess a valid Secret security clearance.
  • BS Electrical Engineering and 20 or more years of experience.
  • Subject matter expert for the RF Engineering, Microwave propagation techniques, commercial modulation techniques/ schemes, overall system level communication requirements, principles of radio testing techniques in support of EMI, EMC, and vulnerabilities of wireless sensors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent and 15 or more years of experience.