Senior Communications Engineer

Location: Crystal City, VA
Job Code: 1685
# of Openings: 1


Who Are We?

QinetiQ Inc. is an innovative C5ISR Systems and Technology leader. Our company is built on a foundation of advanced technology, systems engineering, rapid prototyping, and improved operational sensing. We work with the latest technological developments in government, industry, and academia, leveraging that knowledge to rapidly advance the state of the art, combining cutting edge sensor technology with innovative research in fields such as sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR). 

We are a world-class team of professionals that build Ground Systems, Solider Systems, Airborne Sensing and Processing Technologies and Integrated C2 solutions.  Our customers are always our number one priority and our mission is to empower and protect American Warfighters and Security Forces!


Your Contribution to Our Mission:

  • Work with broadband communications networks such as fiber-optics, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and Cellular 4G; narrowband communications networks for systems such as unattended ground sensors (UGS); wide-band wireless communications systems such as microwave; and air-to-ground communications for airborne surveillance platforms.
  • Conduct spectrum management and studies for communications and surveillance sensors and frequencies.
  • Monitor network service requests for services from DHS-CBP OneNet or similar commercial services.
  • Conduct geospatial view-shed and line-of-sight (LOS) path engineering of communications and surveillance sensors.
  • Handle agent-centric land mobile radio and relays and sensor to communication integration and interfaces.
  • Support National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) compliance and documentation development and analysis
  • Analyze performance impacts and requirements development of communication systems
  • Model and simulate communication system predicted performance
  • Ensure system design is accurately portrayed in the geographic lay-down


To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance abuse, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.
  • Previous work with CBP’s Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT), Remove Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS), Mobile and Agent-Centric Systems (MACS), and/or Field Surveillance Services (FSS) portfolios is a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience and a Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline; or 12+ years and a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Network architecture
    • Regulatory standards
    • Radio frequency
    • Spectrum management
    • Transmission.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Relevant certification in engineering or systems from a recognized credentialing agency—e.g., Registered Professional Engineer, International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), or DAWIA Level III Systems, Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE)—is a plus.


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

DOD Secret


Why QinetiQ Inc.?

·       Your work will contribute to the protection of American Warfighters and Security Forces.

·       Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology.

·       Extensive opportunities for continuous learning, professional growth and advancement. 

·       We only hire the best!  No matter if you are entry or senior level, you will have the opportunity learn from some of the best in the industry.

·       We have fun!  We regularly have company events, from luncheons and costume contests to golf tournaments.

·       We care about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.  We offer competitive benefits and health insurance options.


No One Has Time for Long Job Applications!

We completely understand.  That is why we have made the application process easy.  We promise.  This will be simple.



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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