RF and Systems Test Engineer Job at Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc, San Diego, CA

  • Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc
  • San Diego, CA

Job Description

We are seeking an individual with a background in Radio Frequency (RF) environments. Experience with Link 16 within a Test and Engineering (T&E) lab setting is highly desirable.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Provide RF support functions for the MIDS Program Office (MPO) and Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific.
  • Perform RF and System Test engineering efforts for MIDS-LVT and JTRS terminals including support for planning, documentation, test conduct, training, and other requirements.
  • Provide set-up, activation, operation, and troubleshooting support for Navy external communications systems and systems integration efforts.
  • Executes tests and data analysis in accordance with the test plan guidance. Provides support to develop and/or provide input to pre-test and post-test documentation (e.g. Test Plan, Test Procedures, automated scripts, Daily Status Reports (DSR), Quick Look Reports (QLR), and Test Reports). Use the resultant data to develop, propose, and/or implement solutions to any issues.
  • Provides operations and troubleshooting expertise in support of test events, including remote support for off-site participants.
  • Travel to CONUS/OCONUS project sites to provide operator and technical support as required.

Customer Interface Activities:

  • Suitable inter-personnel and customer service skills required to interface with corporate customers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the Customer, NIWC Pacific Center's staff, and peer contractor personnel.

Written Communication:

  • Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel) effectively with a high degree of competency.
  • Independently generates documentation that presents information in a logical manner.

Verbal Communication:

  • Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills.
  • Active communicator - giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • General office environment with US Government provided NMCI Computer and peripheral equipment

Equipment Used:

  • Laptop Computer and peripheral equipment


  • Basic knowledge and experience with Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave electronics and antennas for communication systems.
  • Two (2) years experience with RF/Microwave data communications systems in a radio propagation environment, including those operating within the Medium/High Frequency (MF/HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF), Extremely High Frequency (EHF), and Super High Frequency (SHF) to include systems/equipment. 
  • Experience with set-up & operation of RF/Microwave communications systems used for data transportation, signal routing systems, and other interface and computer control equipment/systems.
  • Familiarization with the set-up and proper use of multi-meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and associated communication systems test equipment. 

Essential Physical Tasks:

  • Ability to lift >10 lbs. on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis.

Flexibility/Work Schedule:

  • 9/80
  • Able to efficiently adapt to new priorities. This includes effectively multitasking project responsibilities with an awareness to support changes as needed.
  • The ability to work non-standard work hours and schedules in support of project requirements.


  • Possibility of Domestic and International travel up to 15% of the time by automobile, air, etc.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, EE, ME, IE, or Physics is desired


Pay Range: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 annually, DOE


U.S. Citizenship is required

Security Clearance: Secret

Candidates must have an active clearance OR the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.




Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Job Tags

Full time, For contractors, Remote job,

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