Software Defined Radio Engineer

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 173 days ago

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Position Description

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Software-Defined Radio Engineer.

Job Summary: Software-defined radio engineer developing advanced capabilities supporting premier sponsors from the DoD and Intelligence Community (IC). This position involves practical development on projects of national significance.

Duties(Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent on each):

1. Develop and prototype innovative new software-defined radio technologies to implement complex communication and networking technologies. (70%)
2. Deploy, integrate, and test the prototypes in operationally-realistic environments, and establishing close relationships with sponsors to ensure mission success. (20%)
3. Analyze the performance of communication and networking technologies/systems, including software-defined radios. Optimize and refine algorithms and software implementations to meet evolving operational needs. (10%)


: Required Qualifications: BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a closely related discipline. At least 3 years of experience developing software for implementing the functions of communication or networking systems, or for modeling the performance of such systems. Knowledge of and experience with the physical and data link layers of communication or networking systems. Expertise with several of the following tools: C, C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, VHDL/Verilog, shell, MATLAB. Experience with Linux operating systems. Active DoD Secret clearance. Willingness to work off-site.

Desired Qualifications: MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a closely related discipline. At least 7 years of experience per above. Expertise with all other tools listed above. Knowledge of and experience with U.S. military communication or intelligence collection systems. Familiarity with Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile/Phone, or other mobile operating systems. Familiarity with software-defined radio frameworks, particularly OSSIE, REDHAWK, and GNU Radio. Familiarity with commercial wireless communication standards. Familiarity with Simulink, LabVIEW, laboratory instrumentation. TS/SSBI with polygraph and multiple active IC program involvements.