Digital Signal Processing Engineer

Requisition ID: 43798

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The Digital Electronics and Electromagnetics Department is seeking a DSP engineer interested in growing their skills in hardware implementation of high speed and efficient signal processing algorithms. This posting is targeted toward an engineer with a DSP background and no or limited hardware implementation experience. The department has extensive prototyping and proof of concept development experience in communications and signal exploitation applications. The work involves the development of algorithms and transitioning them to processing platforms such as FPGAs, GPUs and general processors. Prototypes are typically developed utilizing SDR platforms and various waveform generation and capture technologies. The work includes prototype development, subsystem modeling and simulation, system level analysis and oversight of customer projects. The whole department engages in work involving antennas, RF subsystems, analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, digital processing and algorithm implementation.

This position can be filled as an Aerospace Member of Technical Staff or Senior Member of Technical Staff

Key Functions

  • Implement digital signal processing algorithms for communications and signal exploitation systems.
  • Utilize MATLAB and Python for algorithm prototyping and optimization of algorithms for efficient hardware implementation.
  • Learn to implement algorithms in hardware platforms such as FPGAs and GPUs.
  • Learn hardware implementation languages such as VHDL and CUDA.
  • Assist senior staff in development of algorithms and implementation in laboratory environment.
  • Support system analysis and studies used to provide guidance and technical advice on customer projects.
  • Work with other engineers as a team member in solving problems.


Qualifications

Required
  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics or another related technical discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience post-bachelor degree (graduate school counts as experience).
  • Foundational knowledge of digital signal processing.
  • Experience with basic DSP tools such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Experience working in an electronics laboratory environment.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Preferred
  • Advanced degree in the area of digital communications or DSP implementation.
  • Experience (academic or hands on) working with FPGAs or GPUs.
  • Experience working with LINUX and development on a LINUX platform.


Required for consideration as a Senior Member of Technical Staff
  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics or another related technical discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience (post-bachelor degree).
  • Successful development of digital signal processing algorithms in MATLAB or Python.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in an electronics laboratory environment.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Foundational knowledge of digital signal processing.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBER-TECH STF

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

Access: SCI

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
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