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RF Wireless Engineer Technical Specialist

Richmond, VA 23219
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


Required skills:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or Computer/Physical Science and 10+ years experience. Equivalent work experience in a technical field will be considered.

Expertise and skills to provide technical support in one or more of a wide range of RF technologies to include; terrestrial and space based RF communications , government and commercial satellite systems, commercial cellular and wireless, an understanding of 5G technologies and embedded software/firmware development.

Working knowledge of the security and cyber concerns related to data management

Familiarity with computer security, authentication, and cryptography

Experience designing, developing, or deploying customized technical solutions for the Agency's unique intelligence mission.

Ability to identify mission needs and foster creative and viable approaches to technical problems.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, foster teamwork and collaboration across cultural and organizational boundaries.

Desired skills:

Demonstrated experience providing technical support to Mission Center operations.

Demonstrated familiarity with the Mission Center construct, Operations and Science/Technology mission overseas as they apply to field operations.

Experience and familiarity with the secure communications mission as either a user or provider.

Familiarity with secure communications equipment and product lines, including a general understanding on how that equipment is developed , prepared for deployment , tested, deployed, and maintained.

Extensive expertise in development of terrestrial and space based RF special communications

Knowledge of Intelligence Community capabilities for secure technical support to operations.

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.


The RF Engineer will support analysis of integration/utilization of various RF technologies used to support operations. The customer is seeking expertise to assist with investigative efforts in the identifying and analyzing all or part of a component's existing or new peripheral, network, and telecommunications systems requirements, taking into consideration the special technology needs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Conduct computer systems analysis, RF, and security vulnerability support services that include, but are not limited to the following areas: RF systems consultation; wireless RF

communications systems; RF spectrum management; RF interference monitoring; electromagnetic compatibility; waveform and signals processing; LTE, SG, and other wireless technologies (e.g., Internet of Things).

Support services that include generating a wide-variety of analyses, reports, briefings, and point papers on a regular and ad-hoc basis as determined necessary throughout the period of performance.

Analyze engineering requirements documentation to determine the impact of changes to requirements at any level of the systems engineering documentation process. The requirements documentation shall be examined to ascertain whether or not the rationale for a given change can be reviewed without the need to reconstruct the analysis process. Be able to use manual and/or automated tools to assist in the performance of daily activities and assignments. The Contractor shall provide continuing coordination and technical support to the customer through support on matters pertaining to on-going system requirements and engineering processes and activities; software and hardware lifecycle development and gate reviews; hardware and equipment acquisitions; enterprise architecture and other relevant duties as assigned.

Monitor development activities with the intent to verify requisite RF IT security compliance is maintained throughout the systems development lifecycle

Perform technical analysis of an RF system and base-end infrastructure to ensure it meets security criteria and mission constraints and to feed the analysis results back to the subsystem development teams as appropriate.

Be familiar with Satellite, WiFi, and mobile communications architectures and general equipment designed from fundamental components, subsystem interfaces , system layouts, etc.

Prepare analysis of technical data and information resulting from tests, studies, analysis, etc.

Assist other technical personnel in the preparation of technical reports, graphs, and charts.

As an RF Engineer the candidate may often times find him/herself attending meeting at various other sites. Personnel will be sitting at Chantilly. All personnel coming into the organization undergo an additional security review that can take anywhere from 7 business days to 30 days or more.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-17 Expires: 2021-07-17

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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