The client's DHS Technology Integration Program (TIP) was established to provide the infrastructure services required to build out and maintain the St. Elizabeth' Campus facilities.
The candidate for this position will be part of a RF Mobility Systems Engineering Team in Crystal City, VA that will be working on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Technology Integration Program (TIP). The objective of the DHS TIP is to design, procure, configure/install, test, secure, accredit, and maintain a seamless, integrated transport infrastructure in support of the St. Elizabeth’s Campus. This position seeks highly motivated and energetic persons. The candidates will require the ability to work within a collaborative environment which includes the DHS TIP stakeholder community. The responsibilities of this position include: Wireless Requirements and Architecture development, CONOPs development, Design, System Development, Integration/Test, and Implementation tasks using the DHS System Engineering LifeCycle (SELC) model. The duties include: technical planning, Requirements analysis, trade studies (including defining the trade space for the team), scope control, cost and risk management (able to manage a risk profile and design and execute effective mitigation strategies), and supportability analyses to convert customer needs into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. This position requires the ability to work within the SELC system engineering process through the development and implementation of technical metrics. This position also requires the candidate to perform analyses which are performed at all levels of the total system product to include: concept, design, development, integration/test, and implementation. The ability to work within a formal development process, a desire to work with both COTS and new technologies and experience with communication system development projects is required.
Education/Equivalent Training Required:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
Experience (state type and preferred # of years):
B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. M.S. preferred with >10 years of demonstrated results in the field of Systems Engineering on large scale wireless communication networks. Demonstrated past experience with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required. Areas of knowledge and experience to apply to this systems engineering position include: application, adaptation, and augmentation of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) wireless products to meet Government system requirements; understanding of networks and radio equipment, including Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Project 25 standards, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and IEEE 802.11 standards, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for commercial mobile radio; understanding of wireless principles and fundamentals including radio frequency propagation and coverage reliability prediction; understanding of Secure But Unclassified (SBU) methodology.
*Applicant Must Hold a Current Secret Clearance in order to be considered for this position.*
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must possess and/or be eligible to be granted a Top Secret clearance.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Standard business work environment on a customer site. Ability and flexibility to work on a varied shift rotation is expected. The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment. Must be able to lift and carry at least 30-50 lbs. Office attire required at all times. Home Site location Arlington, VA; site location is the DHS St. Elizabeths Campus, Washington, DC. Public transportation access only; parking on site is limited.
Additional skill sets desired:
• In-depth knowledge of US Government security regulations and methodologies;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills;
• Excellent leadership, teamwork, and client service skills.