Sr. Tempest Design Engineer

CIS Secure
Ashburn, VA
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Position Overview:The Senior TEMPEST Design Engineer will be part of the key engineering team that is responsible for design of communications systems to meet TEMPEST requirements. We design and develop electronic communications products that range from VoIP phones, Computers, Switches, Routers, Video conferencing equipment, etc. Many of these products are required to pass cryptographic TEMPEST tests. Tasks in the job position include leading in the equipment design to minimize TEMPEST issues; analysis of requirements; writing of control and test plans; assisting in test setup; design and build of special test equipment; supervising and running tests; and writing test reports. Analysis and debug may be required if equipment exhibits issues during testing.Essential Responsibilities:Participate in the proposal process for programs with a TEMPEST requirement.Develop TEMPEST or EMI/EMC design requirements at sub-system and system level.Perform design and test activities to eliminate EMI & RFI and achieve TEMPEST compliance.Support both system and sub-system development efforts and design reviews, including sub-system partitioning, packaging, internal and external cable design, grounding, and isolation requirements, CCA layout recommendations, schematic development, trade studies, analysis, and simulation activities.Recommend and select an EMI/EMC simulation tools and perform simulations to predict CCA-level and system-level TEMPEST performance, and also understand anomalies observed during hardware testing.Conduct and participate in design reviews.Contribute to the creation of the TEMPEST Control Plan, Test Plan, Test Procedure, Test Report, Sampling Test Plan, Critical Features List and other applicable documents.Perform required pre-test setup, Detection System Sensitivity and calibration measurements prior to testing.Assist in TEMPEST testing activities and participate in TEMPEST related system and sub-system troubleshooting efforts.Interface with other members of the program engineering team, Govt/NSA TEMPEST experts, and the customer as required.Interface with external suppliers to upgrade their products for TEMPEST compliance, when necessary.Provide in-house training seminars and individual mentoring to electrical, mechanical, RF and system engineers, manufacturing personnel, management staff and customers on various aspects of TEMPEST design.Basic Qualifications:U.S. Citizenship.U.S. Government secret security clearance or the ability to obtain one. Required Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 7 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 5 years of prior related experience.Certified TEMPEST Professional a plus. Desired but not essentialWorking knowledge of electromagnetic theory, radiated and conducted emissions, transmission lines, signal and power coupling effects, and susceptibility of systems.Experience with TEMPEST design techniques for wide-band, high-isolation performance, containment, source suppression and RF grounding.Experience with TEMPEST design for compliance to NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92 and CNSSAM TEMPEST/01-02 requirements, including TEMPEST product testing.Knowledge of NSTISSAM TEMPEST/2-91, NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-95, CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13, SDIP-27, and DoD/DoE requirements is also preferred.Experience with common lab equipment, such as: Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, TEMPEST Receivers, Signal Generators, Test Antennas, EMI Chambers, etc.Ability to travel 15% domestically.Preferred Qualifications:Radio frequency communications.MIL-STD-461 EMI/EMC testing.RF Test equipment, antennas.A background in:RF communication theory and designCommunications system designThis position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience

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