Kforce RF Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Kforce has a client seeking a RF Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (MD).Responsibilities:

  • Support technical intelligence (TECHINT), media exploitation (MEDEX), cell phone exploitation (CELLEX), electronic exploitation (ELEX), and other unique exploitation missions

  • Conduct electronic analyses of target devices, including functional analyses of the target devices, understand and describe how the target functions from an electronic perspective - basic signaling characteristics, voltage levels, electrical connections, electrical modifications to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, logic states, operating frequencies, component configuration identification, operating profiles/modes, operation in noisy electromagnetic environments, and susceptibility

  • Serve as subject matter expert in RF characterization

  • Publish reports and briefings to present characterization information, electronics vulnerabilities, and exploitation recommendations

  • Work with a team to respond to RFI's and determine best consolidated solutions to problems

  • Design and implement characterization standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implement SOPs in daily functions

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience or Associate's degree and 5 years of experience or High School diploma or equivalent and 8 years of experience

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

  • An understanding of RF communications, with an emphasis on complete characterization of electronic circuits

  • Extensive experience in electronics engineering

  • Experience using benchtop RF equipment including signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and other equipment

  • Perform standard RF measurements (i.e. occupied bandwidth, average power, pulse width) using the previous listed test equipment

  • Experience in synthesizing and generating various types of RF waveforms using and arbitrary waveform generator

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in reverse engineering electronic devices from start to finish

  • Experience in reverse engineering electronic components and circuit boards

  • Experience supporting exploitation and modeling and simulation tool development

  • Working knowledge of software defined radios (SDR), such as the Ettus B210 and x310 Able to interface with such units to transmit or receiver RF signals

  • Basic MATLAB (and other basic programming/scripting) skills, should be able to apply digital signal processing techniques to communication signals - techniques include digital filtering, sample rate conversion, frequency/phase estimation, demodulation, carrier recovery, timing recovery, channel equalization, pulse shaping, and forward error correction

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/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.Compensation Type:Years