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Signal Processing Engineer

CACI Products Company
Country of Position: 
United States
Contact Name:
Subject Area: 
Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Start Date: 
January 16, 2020
Expiration Date: 
April 30, 2020
Position Description: 

DSP/FPGA Engineer (Mid-to-Senior Level Position)

Are you seeking a truly creative, challenging technical opportunity? Does product development excite you more than filling out a timecard? Does working in a tightly integrated hardware and software team where thinking outside the box is rewarded sound exciting? Do you want to be a part of a high visibility effort to create a next-generation Counter UAS (C-UAS) system and get paid to work with drones?

CPC, specializes in designing and building hardware and software to meet our customers’ next requirement. We focus on offering devices that can be fielded immediately to meet the mission needs that lie directly ahead. Size, weight, power, and packaging are of paramount importance in everything we design and build. Our expertise allows us to rapidly provide these solutions in specialized electronic/mechanical design, embedded & application-level software, reverse engineering & protocol analysis, and RF signals and communications systems. U.S. Citizenship required. Successful candidates must be willing and able to obtain a security clearance and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

We are seeking a Principal DSP/FPGA Engineer to work on the development of our C-UAS product line. This role requires understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of designing DSP/FPGA solutions for RF products. An ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience designing such solutions in a commercial and/or government environment with aggressive time-scales.

This role requires the ability to effectively collaborate with a cross functional design team. Candidates must possess solid interpersonal as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ideal Candidates will be proficient with:

  • Communications systems, associated algorithms and their design. This includes an understanding of RF filters, signal modulation/demodulation, channel equalization/channel estimation, channel coding (FEC), RF signal acquisition, RF frequency control (AFC), RF gain control (AGC)
  • DSP baseband signal processing and task scheduling
  • DSP Peripheral programming and control
  • Waveform generation and transmission using software defined radios (SDR)
  • Programming DSP and FPGA devices using C/C++, Python, MATLAB/Simulink and VHDL
  • Interpreting and implementing wireless standards such as 3GPP (LTE, WCDMA, GSM), IEEE 802.11 (WIFI), IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX), and Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS)
  • Mixed signal requirements including quantization bits, dynamic range (SFDR), power consumption and the design of baseband equivalent models. Experience designing solutions to overcome imperfections in the RF signal path​

Preferred skills will include:

  • Fixed-point DSP design
  • Hardware design for DSP/FGPA based systems and their peripherals
  • Experience with signal/bit analysis and visualization tools
  • Programming DSP algorithms using X-MIDAS, and M2K (Midas 2000)
  • Embedded software development
  • System architecture design and the partitioning of functionality between GPP, DSP and FPGA
  • Version control systems (Git, Subversion or similar)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Electrical Engineering (or similar field) with 7+ years of experience designing DSP/FPGA solutions, or MS with 5+ years of experience

We seek individuals who:

  • are enthusiastic about embedded development
  • are excited about working closely on small development teams,
  • enjoy taking ownership of their work,
  • want to help us brainstorm and design new solutions,
  • want to introduce new technology ideas, and
  • want to be technically challenged, and to learn.

 We work in a unique environment that’s employee and family-friendly. Our employees enjoy:

  • Generous salary, holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • Highly subsidized health, dental plans and life insurance;
  • 401k plan w/company match that vests immediately;
  • Private or semi-private window offices;
  • Tuition/educational assistance program;
  • Casual dress and flexible schedule;

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, color, age, military service eligibility or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected class. We encourage and support workplace diversity.

U.S. citizenship is required for this position.   An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

No third parties, no agencies, no subcontractors need apply.

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