Sr. Electrical Engineer Radio Frequency (RF)

Reston, Virginia
May 18, 2023
Jun 02, 2023
Full Time

Sr. Electrical Engineer - Radio Frequency (RF)

Reston, VA

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer's core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Chenega Analytic Business Solutions (CABS) provides federal agencies and commercial customers with trusted insights into Records and Information Management, Administrative Solutions, Information Technology, Engineering, and Training. Formed in 2017 to serve federal and commercial customers, CABS is 8(a) certified and has grown quickly into a leader in the federal IT and Training environment.

The Sr. Electrical Engineer (RF) will support the strategic goals to meet the mission for designing, engineering, maintaining, modernizing, and documenting technical collection systems and programs for a government customer within the intelligence community.

  • Assist the program team during the development, testing, acceptance, deployment, and maintenance of any RF-based technical collection systems.
  • Conduct propagation modeling and analysis for communications, bistatic, multi-static, and monostatic
  • Conduct RF systems engineering and reverse
  • Design, develop, produce, analyze, integrate, test, and deploy digital MASINT receiver applications.
  • Plan and execute construction projects and deployments.
  • Provide link budget analysis assuming standard propagation losses, atmospheric effects, environmental effects, and circuit effects.
  • Build transmitters and receivers for communications satellite systems and RF systems.
  • Assist with the preparation of government CDRLs as requested by the Project Lead.
  • Provide pre-deployment, and post-deployment support of current and future SCS technical collection capabilities, including but not limited to:
  • Support system development, validation, verification testing, and acceptance.
  • Support to pre-deployment surveys.
  • Support to logistics, planning, and execution of asset installation.
  • Fabrication and Field Engineering support.
  • Maintenance and decommissioning of forward-deployed assets.
  • Complete daily time recording as required in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Complete annual training by contract and company policies and procedures.
  • Travel up to 15% locally, CONUS, or OCONUS.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Bachelor of Science in a related field is strongly preferred.
  • 9+ years of related work experience is required
  • Includes RF systems, receivers, digitizers, communications, and equipment.
  • Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI is required.
  • Must pass CI polygraph and be granted SCI eligibility to start.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be able to maintain a TS/SCI for the lifecycle of the contract.
  • Provide expertise for RF receivers, digitizers, and hardware that operates from 10 MHz to 40 GHz RF spectrum preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency in working RF communications or radar systems in system development and acquisition programs.
  • Experience in planning and executing construction projects and deployments.
  • Demonstrated experience in fixing RF equipment in less-than-ideal conditions.
  • Must have the ability to provide link budget analysis assuming standard propagation losses, atmospheric effects, environmental effects, and circuit effects.
  • Must have a good understanding of RF feeds across the spectrum, aperture design, phased arraying, and similar.
  • Experience in designing and building transmitters and receivers for communications satellite systems and RF systems.
  • Experience in designing, developing, producing, analyzing, integrating, testing, and deploying digital MASINT receiver applications to include low noise amplification, filtering, circuit isolation, timing and clocking techniques, high-speed digital sampling techniques, onboard data processing using FPGA, application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), programmable logic devices (PLD), analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), Digital-to analog converters (DACs), and similar.
  • Experience with satellite radio design, satellite ground system design, and operations.
  • Experience in designing, developing, producing, analyzing, integrating, testing, evaluating, and deploying low and high-power transmission systems, including combining networks, transmit/receive modules (TR modules), traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWAs), Solis State Power Amplifiers (SSPA), and similar.
  • Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with time-related constraints in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to self-start and work independently or as a team.
  • Ability to travel locally up to 15% with occasional CONUS or OCONUS travel for approximately one week in duration doing fieldwork.

How you'll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

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Chenega MIOS's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

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Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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