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RF Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (


  full-time   employee

Tampa - Macdill Afb
United States

Job Title: RF Engineer
Job Location: MacDill AFB, Florida
Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance
Certification: Current IAT Level II (Security+ce, CCNA Security, etc.) certification
Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a cleared RF Engineer to join our team on-site at MacDill AFB, FL.

Duties and responsibilities include:

* Analyze, evolve, operate, and sustain wireless communications networks.
* Conduct traffic analysis, system design and dimensioning, radio site identification, evaluation and zoning
support, frequency planning, interference analysis and performance optimization for command�s tactical
radio systems.
* Calibrate, employ, and collect data from e RF design and optimization equipment and software.
* Evaluate candidate radio sites and make recommendations based on mission requirements and the RF
* Support leasing/zoning teams.
* Create and maintain POA&M and System Security Plan (SSP) documentation for command�s RF systems.
* Create and maintain engineering drawings for command�s tactical radio system employment, performance
and configuration.
* Create design criteria, system dimensioning requirements, link budgets and traffic analysis based on the RF
environment associated with command missions.
* Perform frequency and Base Station Color Code (BCC) planning. Perform inter-modulation analysis for co-
locating multiple RF systems.
* Perform and document optimization techniques to include proper antenna selection for optimal
horizontal/vertical performance, mechanical/electrical tilting, appropriate transmit power setting, antenna
clearance, and neighbor list analysis) for optimal site/cluster performance.
* Generate RF reports documenting system performance and design considerations in Excel, Access, and SQL
as required.
* Engineer, install, integrate, operate, and maintain RF communications, including Wi- Fi, 3G and 4G LTE, LOS,
HF BLOS, and SATCOM radiosSkilled in satellite communications and terrestrial systems requirements and
terrestrial systems
* Lead, manage and coordinate activities of RF planning, system design, system employment and system
* Define and document processes and procedures for RF engineering tasks.
* Create, document, and communicate to command�s engineering lead information on proposed system
upgrades, estimated costs, schedules, and project plans to accomplish the system upgrades or
modifications within budget and schedule constraints.
* Provide Tier II level support for command�s RF systems and components as needed.
* Provide technical support the vulnerability and risk analyses of computer systems and applications during
all phases of the system development life cycle.
* Provide technical support the IA Cell to create and maintain command IA processes and procedures
regarding command's computer network defense in-depth protection for the command enterprise.
* Perform and support updates to and maintenance of the POA&Ms for the command enterprise.
* Support development of RMF Security Plans. Document changes to systems and all required checklists for
use within the command enterprise.
* Periodically review the command Enterprise architecture to ensure compliance with DOD guidance and
* Implement and integrate IA defense postures to command's enterprise systems and architectures when
coordinated or immediately upon being directed to secure reported cyber threats from the appropriate level
of authority.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance
* Current IAT Level II (Security+ce, CCNA Security, etc.) certification

Desired Qualifications:

* Familiarity with Internet Protocol (IP) theory.
* Knowledge of DoD processes to acquire and provision tactical satellite and network resources.
* Service implementation and customer service.
* Expert knowledge of earth station equipment and terrestrial systems, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
gateway and telephony systems
* Knowledge of implementing hybrid networks---terrestrial and satellite
* Ability to configure and manage IP over SATCOM networks.
* Knowledge of information technology and knowledge and experience with commercial and tactical military
satellite technology architectures, standards, system, hardware and software.
* Knowledge and experience in provisioning and servicing of IP-based satellite and terrestrial data and video
for full-time and occasional use networks.
* Knowledge of DoD Communications Security (COMSEC).
* Able to develop and present reports and presentations for audiences of high level command staff.
* Understanding of monthly report requirements and ability to complete on time.

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