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Senior Research Scientist-Software Defined Radio (SDR) – Job Order 3107

Senior Research Scientist-Software Defined Radio (SDR) – Job Order 3107

Silver Spring, MD, Basking Ridge, NJ, or Red Bank, NJ
Compensation: DOE
US citizenship required; clearance not required but desired

Comments from the hiring manager…Paul, we’re looking for people that can come up with signal processing techniques and then implement them on SDRs. Some things you might search for would include the types of SDR platforms we deal with, Ettus/National Instruments USRPs or Epiq solutions SDRs (Sidekiq, Matchstiq). Some of the areas that they would have experience would include signal detection, signal classification, geolocation.

They are more than a research lab; they are an innovation hub. They have an entreprenurial spirit molding technology of the future. They are involved in cybersecurity, data analytics, advanced networking, wireless and mobility, display technologies, optical and quantum, power grid and IoT security, and electronic warfare. The industries they work in include smart cities and smart phones, intelligent battlefields and autonomous systems, telecommunications, energy, finance, government, life sciences and defense. They have 225 scientists, engineers and analysts on staff, 260+ issued, licensed and pending patents. They have more than 125 PhD’s on staff, 40+ collaborations with universities, research organizations and vendors. Additionally they have 100+ on-going customer-funded research and technology programs.


The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and prototyping Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions for wireless systems. Familiarity with wireless standards, specifically LTE and open source stack implementations is desirable. You will work in teams to research concepts and develop cutting edge solutions to complex problems. You will also be required to communicate the results of research through customer presentations and publications. Must work well collaboratively and individually. In this position, candidates will be developing radio solutions to help solve complex problems. Main responsibilities include:

Designing, analyzing, modeling, and simulating signal processing algorithms for wireless system applications, including multi-antenna communications, signals collection, RF geolocation and electronic attack.
Implementing, debugging and testing wireless application prototypes on third-party software-defined radio (SDR) platforms.
Writing design documents, simulation reports, and system documentation.


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

US Citizenship is required for this position.
3+ years of experience in developing SDR solutions
Knowledge of Open Air Interface (OAI) or srsLTE software stacks
Knowledge of LTE standards
Candidates must have at least an active Secret security clearance
Strong written and spoken communications/presentation skills


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