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Systems Engineer III

Company: Arcfield, Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Arcfield is a leading provider of full lifecycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration capabilities to the U.S. government and its allies. The company has more than 60 years of proven experience providing advanced engineering and analysis, IT and C5ISR capabilities to support our nation's most critical national security missions. Headquartered in Chantilly, VA and with 16 offices around the world, Arcfield employs approximately 1,200 engineers, analysts, IT specialists, and other professionals who put our customers' missions first, helping them solve their most complex challenges through innovations in modeling, simulation and analysis, digital transformation and C5ISR. Visit arcfield.com for more details.
We are seeking a Systems or Software Engineer to join the Range Instrumentation Support (RIS) team, to support the X-Band Transportable Radar (XTR-1) on the Pacific Tracker currently berthed in Portland, OR. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a team responsible for deploying, maintaining, troubleshooting, and integrating system upgrades to support our Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customer, with at-sea deployments totaling up to 3 - 4 months each year. This is a great position for an entry level willing to learn a new career field.
You will have the responsibility to support Operations, Maintenance and System Administrator roles to provide Cyber Security. Your specific duties will include:

  • You will participate in the full Engineering Lifecycle of range instrumentation systems, including requirements gathering, generation and maintenance of requirements, design, development, test, integration, validation and verification and mission support.

  • You will primarily help maintain and operate the Operations and maintenance of the XTR radar system to include working on high powered transmitters, receivers, modulators, timing and control systems, cabling and the associated interconnects.

  • Use test equipment for testing and troubleshooting system issues.

  • Working with schematic drawings, specifications and vendor technical documentation related to electromechanical systems.

  • System administrator responsibilities of Linux Red Hat Enterprise and the ability to backup / restore and update the many Linux servers that make up the real-time radar control system.

  • Work with customer to develop data collection requirements for test events.

  • Develop system documentation to include but not limited to standard operating procedures, network drawings, etc.

  • Job location is on a ship (both in port and at sea) and the candidate must be able to work in that environment and be capable of climbing to perform maintenance on the antenna if required.

  • This position will require sailing with the Pacific Tracker any time it leaves Portland, OR for mission support. Mission schedules vary and could require up to four (4) deployments in a year that each last approximately four (4) weeks.

    You would be a great fit if....

    • You have a BS degree in an Engineering or Scientific field, and a minimum of 5+ years of general related work experience with instrumentation systems

    • You have a valid Security+ certification or DoD Directive 8570.01 IAT Level II certification; may consider ability to obtain certification within 90 days of hire.

    • You have a valid DoD Directive 8570.01 Computing Environment (CE) Certification; may consider ability to obtain certification within 90 days of hire.

    • You have experience with Windows and/or Linux systems administration.

    • You have or have the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET Security Clearance or higher; an active and current clearance is required for this position.

      You possess knowledge and experience with one or more of the following Systems that you will be supporting on XTR:

      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

      • Performing RF measurements using conventional power meters and sensors.

      • Operating antenna servo systems

      • Processed cooling water systems to include pumps, expansion tanks, flow and pressure meters and filters.

      • Perform monopulse tracks and calibration.

      • High voltage transmitter equipment (45,000VDC)

      • Rockwell Automated Software and Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Control systems experience.

        It would be even better if you---

        • Are able to configure and troubleshoot Ethernet switches and networks

        • Have experience with MATLAB

        • Have ability to help with logistics, property, COMSEC, and security issues

        • Are self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups

        • Possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong listening skills

        • Are demonstrably able to mentor teammates and support customers in presentation and/or briefing environments

        • Have ability to work in a team environment, can socialize ideas, make recommendations, and gather team consensus to move forward

        • Have the flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities

          Min: $76,055.39Max: $182,759.96
          External Job Posting Title: Systems Engineer III
          Requisition ID: 2022-128312
          External Company URL: https://arcfield.com/
          Street: 5555 N Channel Ave

Keywords: Arcfield, Inc., Portland , Systems Engineer III, Other , Portland, Oregon

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