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Wireless Engineer (Junior)

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Spectrum Innovation Department under the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Division of the National & Homeland Security (N&HS) Directorate is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Wireless Engineer.

As a wireless communication staff engineer, you will conduct research, development, demonstration and deployment (RD&DD). You will provide radio frequency (RF) wireless communication solutions for a range of wireless communication systems including high frequency (HF), very-high frequency (VHF), ultra-high frequency (UHF), millimeter-waves and other radio frequencies utilizing INL owned intellectual property portfolio. Assignments may extend into collaborative research with autonomous systems, process control, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and cyber for programs supporting various US Government agencies.

Responsibilities Include:


  • Develop and review statement of work (SOW) and work for others' proposals within INL's strategic partnership program (SPP) guidelines.
  • Engage with internal and external organizations to develop new R&D capabilities and products.
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe, secure, cost-effective, and compliant manner, consistent with the INL mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures and within defined cost, scope, and schedule.
  • Set individual performance goals and provides feedback to staff on performance in accordance with INL/BEA guidelines. Anticipates change and adjusts promptly and effectively.
  • Additional tasks and assignments will be given to the employee by the Department Manager, Principal Investigator, Technical Program Manager and Project Leads for assigned programs throughout the process.


    Minimum Requirements:


    • Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years experience, or Master's degree and 1 year experience, or PhD.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOE "Q" clearance.


      The candidate is expected to have a working knowledge of these engineering topics:


      • Systems requirements definition procedures, process, and best practices.
      • Derived Requirements Flow down to sub systems.
      • RF system modeling and definition.
      • RF board design, development, bring-up and debugging
      • Experience working with a cross discipline team (Software, HW, FPGA, RF Etc).
      • Experience working with and managing RF technicians
      • Understanding of RF concepts and ability to use RF lab equipment
      • Experience and understanding of antenna theory
      • Experience designing for, and working with systems across multiple RF bands (HF to millimeter wave)
      • Familiarity with antennas across multiple RF bands


        The ideal candidate would have these traits:


        • Experience comparing actual test results with theoretical results and determining what was different or went wrong.
        • Strong Debug skills
        • Strong communication skills
        • Strong documentation skills
        • Experience with antenna design/ trade-offs for deployed systems
        • Experience characterizing RF performance using an Anechoic chamber


          Job Information


          • Salary Grade: 190/200
          • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills


            INL Overview:

            INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

            INL Mission:

            Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

            INL Vision:

            Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

            Selective Service Requirements:

            To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

            Equal Employment Opportunity:

            Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

            Reasonable Accommodation:

            We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

            Other Information:

            When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

            Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:

            We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: .



            Qualifications.
            Primary Location:US-ID-Idaho FallsJob:EngineeringOrganization:National & Homeland Security (Dxxx)Schedule:Full-timeEmployee Status:RegularJob Posting:Mar 16, 2021, 6:51:57 PMUnposting Date:Jun 29, 2021, 5:59:00 AM

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Wireless Engineer (Junior), IT / Software / Systems , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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