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Spectrum Innovation Wireless Communications Staff Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 21, 2022
Reference Code: 18740
Does a career passionate about changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Engineering is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Spectrum Innovation Wireless Communications Staff Engineer
Our team works a 9x80 schedule located at our EIL facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
As a wireless communication staff engineer, you will conduct research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD&DD) for the Spectrum Innovation Department under the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Division of the National & Homeland Security (N&HS) Directorate.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide radio frequency (RF) wireless communication solutions for a range of wireless communication systems including high frequency (HF), very-high frequency (VHF), ultra-high frequency (UHF), millimeter-waves and other radio frequencies utilizing and improving INL owned intellectual property portfolio.
  • Frequent internal organizational customer contacts. May have some outside contact or represent organization in providing solutions to difficult issues associated with specific projects or work.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for acquiring solutions. Solutions are imaginative, detailed, practical and consistent with organizational objectives.
  • Ensures work is performed in a safe, secure, efficient, and safety-focused manner, consistent with the INL mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures and within defined cost, scope, and schedule
This work requires that the employee develop software systems to include GUI front ends, Web front ends, back-end applications, real time software, and python system tests. The candidate will develop most of this software with an emphasis in embedded software.
ANSI/GNU C, C++/OOP, Javascript, PHP
Additional Requirements and/or Training:
The candidate is expected to have a working knowledge of these engineering topics:
  • Systems requirements, definition procedures, process, and best practices.
  • Derived Requirements Flow down to sub systems.
  • RF system modeling and definition.
  • RF board design, development, bring-up and debugging
  • Experience working with a cross discipline team (Software, HW, FPGA, RF Etc.).
  • Experience working with and leading RF technicians
  • Deep understanding of RF concepts and ability to use RF lab equipment.
  • Experience and understanding of antenna theory
  • Experience designing for, and working with systems across multiple RF bands (HF to millimeter wave)
  • Familiarity with antennas across multiple RF bands
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • BS and 5 yrs. of proven experience or MS and 3 yrs. or PhD and 2 yrs.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 200 ($79,140 - $130,572)/ Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview


About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.