RF Engineer

We have a full-time opportunity as a Radio Frequency and Surveillance Engineer to support our DTRA Cooperative Threat Reduction in Fort Belvoir, VA. This position will function as the Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) RF Engineer for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Proliferation Prevention Program (PPP). The PPP builds foreign partner capacity to prevent, detect, deter, and halt the illicit trafficking of WMD materials, components including delivery systems and support equipment, and dual-use technologies that support WMD programs development, production, and operation through the enforcement of strategic trade controls at land and sea ports of entry and green borders.

In this role, you will participate in planning, designing, and testing surveillance, intrusion detection, and telecommunications systems comprising subsystems of sensors, communication networks, IT services, and power systems consistent with the client’s operational requirements.

Provide technical advice and communicate critical requirements, including briefings, presentations, technical papers, and reports, facilitating meetings for subsystem components, EO/IR cameras, radars, microwave point-to-point radios, IP networks, tactical radios, cellular networks, and command and control (C2) software. Assisted with interoperability analysis, functional gaps, technical risks, and risk mitigations.

Oversee the critical elements of a system engineering plan (SEP) for designing, implementing, and testing complete surveillance, intrusion detection, and telecommunications systems; communicate technical, cost, and schedule implications to clients, international partners, vendors, and the Noblis team.

Review, evaluate, and propose technical and scope changes to meet critical requirements, improve performance, improve quality, and reduce cost.


-BA or BS Degree

-10+ years of experience with surveillance and telecommunications systems and subsystem components, including EO/IR cameras, network infrastructure, data storage and backup solutions, radars, microwave point-to-point radios, IP networks, tactical radios, and command or control (C2) software

-Experience with evaluating analysis of alternatives and providing recommendations for technical and scope changes to meet critical requirements, improve performance, improve quality, and reduce cost

-Experience with standard office computer systems, programs, and tools to provide coherent technical and subject matter advice, analysis, and reporting of technical concepts

-Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, up to 25% of the time

-Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office tool suites

-Demonstrated ability to write for Senior Leaders

-Ability to work collaboratively or independently

-Strong attention to detail, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

DOD Top Secret but may use a Secret

Experience with system development life cycle, including DoD or other government acquisition processes, including design, critical component, and technical implementation reviews preferred

Experience with technical subject matter impacts project management of schedule, budget, contract obligations, and quality control standards.

Prior military experience

Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

BA or BS degree in Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Telecommunications Engineering