Electronics Engineer in Forest Park, GA at PAE

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

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Electronics Engineer

Electronics Engineer (EE)

PAE is currently seeking an Electronics Engineer (EE) based in Fort Gillem, GA.

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Perform exploitation and reverse-engineering on IED electronic circuit boards and develop device characterization.
  • Identify, capture, analyze and characterize electronic devices and components from IED circuit boards for arming, firing and source characteristics.
  • Capture, characterize and identify IED electrical/electronic RF receiver and transmitter modules and circuit board characteristics, operating frequencies and power.
  • Specify component nomenclatures and research to identify resources and specifications, reverse engineering the devices if required. 
  • Analyze recovered electronic components including switching circuits and power sources.
  • Identify electronic IED components visually, conduct research and provide information, and develop accurate schematics of devices.
  • Analyze, demodulate and decode signals in order to extract intelligence data using standardized demodulation and decoding tools and techniques for commonly encountered signals.
  • Utilize laboratory measuring equipment, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and associated instrumentation to perform exploitation of the devices and materials. 
  • Perform Electronic Data Recovery (EDR) of logical and physical data on cell phones and other media storage devices using hardware/software tools including Cellebrite UFED, XRY, FTK and other forensic tools and analyze EDR files to recover data that may be of investigative or intelligence value.
  • Document all exploitation results in all required outputs such as component lists, circuit layouts, mechanical drawings, or in tools like WEAT.
  • The devices shall be characterized in WEAT to document and compare against other IEDs and IED components from other events or other theaters.
  • Assist in the creation of technical/scientific reports documenting the results of exploitation and analysis.
  • Responsible for reporting and briefing critical finds to both military and DoD civilian leadership.
  • Support development of countermeasures for electronic devices/signals.
  • Provide information to assist in profiling and signature analysis.
  • Produce storyboards and technical reports on captured data.
  • Maintain and document chain of custody of items and data.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of experience in a radio frequency (RF) test environment and characterizing electronic components for intelligence products and reporting.
  • Five (5) years of experience performing benchtop RF measurements (e.g. occupied bandwidth, average power, pulse width, etc.) using signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and other equipment.
  • Experience with testing and characterizing electrical components of IEDs and/or Software Defined Radios (SDR).
  • Experience with standard operating procedures for the storage, testing and transport of samples and components found in captured materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce technical reports on findings and develop device profiles.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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