Systems Engineer Army Radio - Military veterans preferred

2021-06-08
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Fort Benning
Georgia
31905
United States

Description

SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer to to assist our efforts at Fort Benning, GA. The Systems Engineer supports Army communications field experiments by designing tactical radio networks and programming radios. This position focuses on the development and implementation of ad hoc Radio Frequency (RF) wireless and cellular networks, from initial system architecture through deployment, in support of Army live field experiments. The candidate performs limited tactical radio field support and must demonstrate the ability to function independently. Primary duties include installing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of C5ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and reconnaissance) capabilities.

Additional duties include:

  • Process electromagnetic spectrum frequency requests.
  • Provide advice to the Network Manager with regard to RF network engineering, satellite communications, and communications network operations support.
  • Assist the Network Manager in designing a tactical radio and mission command system (Nett Warrior, JBC-P) network and program radios.
  • Candidate leads the design, modification, and installation actions of the ad hoc RF network infrastructure.
  • Integrate government furnished and prototype radio and mission command systems into existing network infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot radio networks to diagnose and repair system and equipment issues ensuring reliable voice and data transport.
  • Perform service and repair of electronic systems, communication systems and situational awareness systems.
  • Perform quality control procedures in accordance with equipment-provider technical manuals to ensure that all equipment operates within the prescribed specifications and testing guidelines.
  • Provide technical assistance to users of signal equipment in order to ensure proper use and to prevent downtime and system interruptions.
  • Possess a familiarity with government documentation practices, formats and technical manuals, and ensure that government and contract guidelines, regulations, policies, and standards are maintained.
  • Assist with technology integration actions by executing liaison duties in coordination with select technology providers to ensure appropriate RF spectrum requirements are addressed prior to mission execution.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (4 years equivalent expereince accepted in lieu of degree).

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Five years’ experience working with military radio and mission command networks.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Resumes must show experience and expertise with engineering, installation, operation, and maintenance of voice and data tactical networks as well as the troubleshooting of various long-haul voice, data, and video transmission systems, which provide communication reachback for tactical units. Resumes must show experience with military C5ISR equipment, and integration into military tactical voice and data networks. The candidate must have experience with design and implementation of VHF, UHF, and HF communications networks and systems across several frequency bands (L-band, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, Ka-band). Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

DESIRED SKILLS:  Prior military service desired in functional area 25-series MOS, Army service preferred. Previous experience programming tactical radios, basic use of hand tools, and strong mechanical troubleshooting skills. Experience with electrical engineering (AC, DC, and battery and charging systems) to include power designs for power generation (generators, alternators, solar, etc) both single and three phase support, power converter design, power distribution, general electrical hardware/cabling knowledge (AWG, GFCI, Fuses, breakers, etc.), and electrical hardware diagnostic skillset (hardware functionality, fault isolation).