Aviation RF Spectrum Engineer
Location: Annapolis, MD-Currently Remote
Our client is seeking a full-time spectrum engineer to support the US aviation industry in RF engineering analysis and related regulatory work. This is a full time, permanent position.
The position is intended for engineers with a minimum of 2+ years experience and an engineering background that includes spectrum management and wireless RF principles. The position is to be trained/shaped for long-term development and progression.
The full-time position with benefits will have the following duties:
· Assist with technical and regulatory analysis of the RF interaction between commercial aviation systems and other RF systems.
· Monitor relevant RTCA, ICAO, EUROCAE, and AEEC standards committees for spectrum considerations of commercial aviation.
· Support development of assignment criteria for aeronautical VHF and HF frequencies.
· Review and be familiar with ITU-R, FAA, ICAO, and FCC regulatory texts
· Day to day management of support contract for small corporate IT system and networks.
· Support the US Aeronautical Frequency Committee’s activities and meetings
Essential candidate qualities:
· A bachelor’s degree in an engineering subject with wireless RF communications theory.
· 2+ years employment with some experience of spectrum management and/or frequency coordination.
· Must be a US Citizen and eligible to become full members of accredited US delegations to the ITU, CITEL and ICAO in accordance with section 7 of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee General Guidance Document.
· Able to travel internationally and domestically as an individual, by air to any country, on a regular basis without restriction up to 30%.
Highly desirable candidate qualities:
· Experienced with aeronautical communication systems, avionics, and network planning.
· Experienced with deployment of VHF radio systems.
· Experienced with RF propagation models and antenna siting requirements.
· Experienced with spectrum management software and path profile analysis.
· Experienced with aeronautical communications licensing (understanding and implementing FCC, FAA, ICAO and ITU-R Radio Regulations).
· Familiarity with basic IT and network management.
The position is a full-time post (40-hours a week) offering a competitive salary (negotiable dependent on the candidate’s suitability, experience and qualifications). Additionally, the position also includes excellent medical/dental insurance, 401k benefits, and vacation allowance.