Analyze, construct and maintain devices based on detailed technical intelligence reports and/or reverse engineering of actual hardware, firmware and software. Support the operation and testing of these devices in both laboratory and field conditions.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related technical field
Minimum 1 year of hardware design experience
Current or eligible for a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI access
Perform radio frequency (RF), digital and analog electronic circuit and software analysis to determine device theory of operation, functionality and technical characteristics.
Non-destructive examination to identify components and circuit schematics and to obtain any embedded firmware and software.
Prepare schematics and bill of material for device construction.
Design printed wiring boards (PWBs) for device construction.
Perform limited mechanical design for device housings.
Replicate and/or modify firmware and software as required.
Order and receive all materials necessary for device construction.
Build, integrate, test, maintain and modify devices.
Accurately enter characteristics and specifications of devices into databases for further analysis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge and experience in the design and construction of radio frequency (RF), digital and analog electronic circuits and assemblies.
Knowledge and experience in the design of microcontroller (e.g. PIC) software and firmware and familiarity with microcontroller design environments.
Proficient with computer aided design (CAD) tools for schematic capture and printed wiring board layout.
Proficient in circuit board construction and repair, including excellent soldering skills.
Proficient in light mechanical assembly using hand and simple power tools.
Proficient with electrical and electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, function generators, pulse generators and basic shop equipment.
Proficient with RF testing equipment including spectrum analyzers, signal generators and basic RF components such as couplers, combiners, attenuators, etc.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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