• RF Engineer

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    * Please note this is a full-time short-term assignment from October 2018 until  May 2019 *


    Job Title: RF Engineer 

    Job Location:  MacDill AFB, Florida 

    Security Clearance:  Top Secret

    Certification:  IAT Level II

    Job Responsibilities:

    • 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 environment.
    • 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 security.
    • 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 direction.
    • 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:

    • CompTia Security+

    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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    To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


    For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact  rcope@tracesystems.com

    Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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