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Parsons Corporation (Remote) Senior RF(Radio Frequency) Design Engineer in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Senior RF Design Engineer

QRC, a Parsons Company

Fredericksburg, VA

About QRC Technologies a Parsons Company:

QRC Technologies specializes in RF Test and Measurement products, especially for cellular communications. QRC develops and produces survey tools for cellular communication systems, phone-based measurement, stimulation tools, forensic tools, and integrated RF recording and playback equipment.

QRC Technologies was founded in 1987 and has been serving as a systems integrator since its inception, and in the last decade has expanded with a portfolio of RF Test and Measurement products. The company has over 80 employees in multiple locations, including Gaithersburg, MD, and the world headquarters located in Fredericksburg, VA. QRC tools cover CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EvDO, WiMAX, LTE, and WIFI protocols.

QRC Technologies was acquired by Parsons in July 2019.

The Opportunity:

The RF Design Engineer will work with several groups at QRC, including the software engineering, production, and quality teams to accelerate new hardware feature integration for our next generation RF measurement products. Ability and a passion to prevent and solve engineering problems is a key aspect of this role. The RF Design Engineer's primary responsibility is designing RF circuitry and will include prototype bench work and transitioning products to production.

Essential Duties:

  • Candidate will be responsible for designing and evaluating RF architectures, sub-systems, boards, and components, including RF switches, limiters, up-converters, down -converters, attenuators, LNAs, mixers, filters, etc.

  • Participate in and lead RF design tasks including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, simulation, schematic capture, and advise on board layout

  • Participate in simulation, testing, and troubleshooting of RF designs, including bench testing and debugging using test equipment

  • Apply hands-on in-depth knowledge of RF test equipment including signal generators, vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, and oscilloscopes

  • Develop test plans and procedures for verification of RF designs

  • Participate in and lead the RF aspects of design reviews

  • Manage schedule, cost, and technical responsibility at the system and board level

  • Identify and work with suppliers of RF components and sub-systems

Preferred Skills or Experience:

  • Candidate must have 2 to 5 years of design experience in RF/Microwave products and broad knowledge of RF systems, understanding of RF concepts such as receiver sensitivity, dynamic range, noise figure, phase noise, and transmitter linearity and power measurements

  • Must have in-depth understanding of appropriate RF board materials and knowledge of RF circuit layout techniques

  • Understanding of EMC design guidelines for PCBs and systems

  • Understanding of RF filter designs including LC, ceramic, SAW, BAW, crystal, etc.

  • Should have strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be able to work independently and produce measurable results

  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain a security clearance when sponsored by QRC

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or similar work experience (Master's Degree Preferred)

  • 2 to 5 or more years of experience in Electrical or RF Engineering, with demonstrated experience in the design and testing of printed circuit boards for RF/microwave frequencies

  • Experience with Altium Designer is a plus

  • Past experience with rugged military requirements is a plus

  • Technical experience in the areas of signal processing, signal analysis, direction finding, geolocation, embedded systems, antennas, or communications systems is a plus

  • Experience using engineering analysis and development tools such as LabVIEW and MATLAB is a plus

Parsons' History

Founded in 1944, Parsons is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets. By combining our talented team of professionals and advanced technology, we help solve complex technical challenges to enable a safer, smarter and more interconnected world.

Parsons' Mission

Delivering innovative infrastructure, defense, and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter, and connected world.

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $100,000.00.Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.