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Leidos is seeking an Enterprise IT&C Radio Frequency Technologist to support the US Antarctic Program. The Enterprise IT&C Radio Frequency Technologist will be responsible for working with managers, engineers, technicians, and end-users to actively advise and assist in all aspects of RF communication systems engineering, operation, sustainment, and decommissioning within the program.
The Enterprise IT&C Radio Frequency Technologist will establish and maintain familiarity with technical details of, and support requirements for all radio communication systems used throughout the USAP. Systems include HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, paging, field and infrastructure wireless links, and other RF equipment as assigned. The position’s nominal work location is in Centennial, Colorado and supports numerous locations overseas. Operational locations include but are not limited to McMurdo, Amundsen-Scott South Pole, and Palmer stations, two marine research vessels, and logistics hubs in New Zealand and Chile. This position coordinates support of RF systems with IT&C Station Managers and their staff, members of the science community, and engineering staff in the ASC Centennial office.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Work with stakeholders to expand, modify, and replace RF systems as required to serve evolving mission needs.
- Establish and update maintenance plans and technical instructions for all RF infrastructure.
- Identify and recommend life-cycle procurements for investment prioritization.
- Support all RF communications system development, operation, and sustainment activities to include Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to RF related projects.
- Contribute to Acceptance Inspection and Transition To Operations (TTO) activities by creating test plans and acceptance criteria.
- Document and validate system characteristics as required to facilitate Spectrum Management.
- Maintain inventories of equipment, to include awareness of spares readiness posture.
- Develop seasonal technical plans as needed.
- Provide technical training and guidance to station staff.
- Create formal system documentation and status reports.
- Accomplish administrative functions on an as needed basis to establish, coordinate, document, sustain, and curtail services acquired through external entities.
- Maintain working relationships with IT&C Station Managers, their staff, and Centennial-based engineering teams to ensure radio communications success.
- Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years prior relevant experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
- Experience operating, maintaining, and installing radio communication electronics to include HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, WiFi, and Iridium systems.
- Extensive knowledge of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) industry, manufacturers, and technology.
- Substantial experience operating, installing, maintaining, and administering LMR systems.
- Antenna theory knowledge sufficient to define antennae selection, placement, and mounting requirements to achieve proper link margins and reliable area coverage.
- Experience training and providing both remote and on-site support to technical teams.
- Functional proficiency with nominal MS Office suite programs and Visio.
- Ability to summarize complex information and convey knowledge, verbally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Well-developed organizational skills.
*** Deployment to Antarctica is required (approximately 6 to 8 weeks / year). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. ***
- Knowledge of cellular, satellite, fiber, telecommunications, and wireless network technology.
- Knowledge of Project Management processes and procedures.
- Knowledge of Spectrum Management processes.
- Knowledge of Radio Frequency Interference risk analysis and mitigation measures.
- Knowledge of System Requirements Specifications (SRS).
- Knowledge of functional analysis studies to include; requirements derivation, requirements allocation, timeline analysis, trade study, cost estimation, and interface definition.
- Experience researching and defending project proposals.
- Familiarity with both commercial Iridium and DoD Iridium account services administration.
- Familiarity with regulations governing aviation and marine RF systems.
Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
Key Programs and/or Capabilities:
- Antarctic Support Contract (ASC)
- Large Infrastructure
- Mission Support
- Digital Modernization
- Command & Control
- Mission Applications
- Energy and Environment
- Engineering Services
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External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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