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Parsons Corporation Systems Design Engineer in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Systems 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 Systems Design Engineer's primary responsibilities are to design solid models and drawing packages for new products, to update and modify existing products, and to fabricate and test them in conjunction with the Systems Engineering and Manufacturing staff. This position is expected to participate in the entire product development life cycle, including requirements analysis, specification generation, interface definition, component selection, prototyping, and transition to manufacturing. Other responsibilities include participation in simulation, testing, and troubleshooting of designs in conjunction with the broader engineering team.

Essential Duties:

  • Experience designing conduction cooled, ruggedized, embedded hardware products

  • Study plans for upcoming generation of products, and develop strategies for improving upon current models

  • Design products using CAD and consult with engineering and manufacturing colleagues to ensure that designs are feasible

  • Develop and build prototypes and run tests to measure their level of function

  • Record and evaluate testing data, altering designs as necessary to bring them to performance and efficiency standards

  • Calculate cost estimates for final product designs

  • Investigative mind inclined toward developing practical solutions to real-world problems

  • Experience with SolidWorks and Atlassian tool chains

  • Experience in Agile development methodologies

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

Preferred Skills or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other equivalent field or discipline (advanced degree is a plus)

  • 5+ years of workplace experience designing and developing ruggedized embedded hardware products

  • Familiarity with cellular communication (e.g., GSM, CDMA/EVDO, WCDMA, WiMAX, LTE etc.) as well as HF/VHF/UHF communications

  • Proficiency with hand tools, power tools and fabrication equipment

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.


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