SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company Communications Engineer - CBP BI or TS/SCI Clearance required in Crystal City, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret


Agency Specific

Job Family:

Information Technology

Job Description:

CSRA provides technical support services to the Office of Acquisition (OA) of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s largest law enforcement agency. Experienced CSRA personnel enhance CBP’s proficiencies in Systems Engineering, Logistics & Sustainment, and Capabilities and Requirements Development to provide CBP’s agents along our borders with the most capable systems which can affordably be procured. The team provides engineering and analytical expertise across a wide range of disciplines, meeting all DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle mandated planning analysis and documentation; provide a full spectrum of Integrated Logistics Support; development of Operational Requirements; and conduct Operational Test & Evaluation activities. We help CBP procure the equipment and technology needed to keep the border safe and secure.

Currently, we are seeking a Communications Engineer in Crystal City, VA to join our Systems Engineering team. The selected candidate must currently hold or be able to obtain a CBP Background Investigation Suitability clearance, per contract requirements.

So what is required of a Communications Engineer on a day to day basis? There are quite a myriad of tasks and responsibilities, such as:

  • Develop imaging (cameras) and non-imaging (UGS, Intrusion Detection, Perimeter Detention, etc.) sensor system requirements,

  • Analyze sensor system specifications/performance data to assess potential for meeting CBP mission needs

  • Conduct various communication analysis including coverage analysis and link performance analysis for various communication systems.

  • Support the spectrum planning and management for various systems.

  • Conduct market research and technology assessment to provide recommendation on acquisition of communication systems.

  • Conduct site surveys to support communication and sensor system deployments.

  • Conduct modeling and simulation to predict system performance.

  • Support other senior engineers in the field of sensors and M&S as needed.

  • Keep abreast of communication and sensor technology development to support current and future acquisition programs.

Is this job the next step in your career? Are you ready to help keep America’s border safe?

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen

  • US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suitability clearance (or ability to obtain)

  • BS or equivalent with 5+ years of relevant experience; EE degree preferred

  • Proficient with MS Office suite

  • Strategic thinker

  • Strong planning, organizational, and project execution skills; “Action Officer”

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Able to work in a team environment

Other qualifications include:

  • Understanding of the telecommunications industry, technology trends, technology evolution, especially in the wireless/mobility sector.

  • Understanding of RF fundamentals and Electromagnetic Theory

  • Experience with designing, implementing and deploying wireless networks highly desired

  • Experience with RF simulation (HTZ Warfare preferred) and GIS tools highly desired

  • Experience with technologies like 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Microwave, Mesh Networks highly desired

As the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector, CSRA is where you can come to be successful. Join a collaborative team, solving customer issues and accessing an array of resources for your success. Take advantage of tremendous opportunities as you help us chart our path to industry leadership, and tap into our collective 90+ year heritage. With combined FY15 revenues of approximately $5.5 billion and nearly 19,000 employees, CSRA represents the coming together – figuratively and literally – of two outstanding companies: the North American Public Sector business of CSC and SRA. Join us and watch your career take flight.

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T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Crystal City - 1901 S Bell St (VAC064)

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CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.