Radio Frequency Research and Development Expert

The Opportunity:

What if you could use your Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Engineering background to transform high-risk, high-reward scientific research programs? As an Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Engineering professional, you understand the power behind complex systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to help shape and guide advanced research programs for the Intelligence Community. We’re looking for expertise in the development of image and video analytics, experience with R&D of image processing, and computer vision to help Government Program Managers run successful research programs.

Our team of scientists provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage. That’s why we need you, an Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Engineering expert, who specializes in Radio Frequency (RF) anomalies in complex RF environments, to help us advise our government clients’ work with research partners that come from Academia, other research institutions, and the private industry. You’ll work hand in hand with the Government Program Manager to deliver technical support and expertise on new concepts beyond the Program but integral to the Program’s success. We’ll look to you to share your expertise through leadership and mentoring junior staff. Join us and take on exciting challenges in the Intelligence Community.

Empower change with us. 

You Have: 

  • 2+ years of experience in classic RF signal detection, processing, and communications protocols
  • 2+ years of experience with machine learning, including ensemble methods and neural nets
  • 1+ years of experience working as a SETA, program manager, or with technical program management for projects substantially involving RF antennas, RF communications, or RF collection
  • Experience authoring two peer-reviewed journal publications or one internally archived technical document involving RF antennas, RF communications, or RF collection
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph 
  • Master’s degree in EE or CS  

Nice If You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience working as a SETA, program manager, or technical lead for projects substantially involving RF antennas, RF communications, or RF collection
  • Experience with technical testing and evaluation to validate performance relative to defined quantitative metrics 
  • Experience with technical presentations or papers 
  • Doctorate degree in EE or CS


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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