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Software Defined Radio (SDR) Engineer

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/17/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28705

Job Description

Position Title: Software Defined Radio (SDR) Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Software Defined Radio (SDR) Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
The SDR Engineer will be responsible for design, development, and testing of all SDR software including its FPGA and host interface. This includes:
  • Evaluating SDRs for incorporation into our payload and spacecraft systems
  • Understanding the hardware-based requirements of SDRs, e.g., FPGA size, speed, internal clock stability, I/O interfaces, sample rates, dynamic range, radio chip architecture, gains and filtering as the signal progresses within the SDR.
  • Designing and evaluating DSP algorithms for satellite communication systems
  • Updating or creating host interface software to interact with the SDRs
  • Developing test software and drivers to support unit, integration, and system testing of all SDR software functions.
  • Writing this software in C, C++, or other languages in a Linux environment
  • Working with other software team members to benchmark payload software applications.
  • Testing and validating hardware blocks both in simulation and on target
  • Developing and maintaining documentation and ICDs for in-house IP blocks and other SDR related software

Job Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree (or better) in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field
  • Excellent foundation in DSP and Communication Theory
  • At least three years of recent experience working with SDRs
  • In-depth knowledge of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and communication theory (e.g., filter design, clock recovery, signal detection, channel estimation and equalization)
  • Experience with implementing DSP algorithms in C/C++
  • Experience with device drivers
  • Ability to create testbenches for benchmarking and testing
  • Knowledge in PHY and MAC layers of cellular standards (e.g., GSM, LTE, 5G) is a plus.
  • Experience with implementing DSP algorithms in FPGAs is a plus, but optional
  • Experience using lab equipment for testing and validation
  • Experience with evaluating SDR platforms and specifications

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA


About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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