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Telecom Spec / RF Engineer with Security Clearance

Company: Criterion Systems, Inc.
Location: Herndon
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Overview At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business-a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: Responsibilities Criterion Systems is seeking a mission-focused Telecommunications Specialist to support and contribute to our government customer''s success in Herndon, VA. The individual in this position must be a motivated team player that strives for professional and technical excellence. Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Installation of RF systems (Coax, serial, Ethernet, wiring). * Convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and provide briefings to high-level government personnel. * Use basic principles of RF propagation applying that knowledge to multiple communications technologies. * Authoring documents (reports, briefings, etc,) to support Customer mission. * Apply the engineering design process to discover innovative methods to solve technical problems and meet client requirements. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications and Skills: * Must have a Bachelor''s degree or higher in Information Technology or related field, Engineering preferred. * Must have 11 + years of professional experience. * Must have an active TS/SCI with Poly clearance. * Up to 5% OCONUS travel, including hazard areas as required. * Up to 10% CONUS travel, as required. Desired Skills: * Previous experience with Customer Crisis and Emergency Communications * Previous operational experience with hands-on experience using field communications systems/technologies. * Knowledge of Customer wireless, mobile, SATCOM equipment. * Demonstrated strong functional knowledge of RF propagation characteristics at frequency bands: HF, VHF, UHF, L, C, X, Ka, Ku, and S. * Familiarity with the technical characteristics of wireless standard waveforms, such as GSM, CDMA, 802.11, and 802.16, and be able to use that information in the development of RF propagation models as well as interpretation of results. * Knowledge of Harris Tactical Radios. * Demonstrated functional knowledge of both Government and commercial black transport resources traditionally leveraged for beyond-line-of-sight radio communications. * Familiarity with Type 1 and Commercial encryption. * Strong SATCOM skill set. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills. * Capable of preparing and presenting briefings. * Familiarity with military communications, satellite and wireless communications technologies. * Familiarity with standard practices with installation of RF systems. * Understanding of Crypto modes and testing. * Experience with relationship building / being a technical representative on behalf of the government to achieve objectives and communicate technical requirements. Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual''s protected status: race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit /.

Keywords: Criterion Systems, Inc., Germantown , Telecom Spec / RF Engineer with Security Clearance, IT / Software / Systems , Herndon, Maryland

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