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BlackHorse Solutions is seeking motivated individuals with DSP and/or RF engineering experience to join our Radio-frequency Spectrum Exploitation Group (RSEG) in Herndon, VA. RSEG is a team of highly specialized experts dedicated to solving highly-complex signal processing and RF spectrum analysis challenges. Qualified candidates will have experience in and knowledge of software and algorithm development, machine-learning algorithm development, or artificial intelligence techniques applied to digital RF signal processing, RF engineering or spectrum theory, communication systems, electronic warfare, SIGINT processing, or related technology areas. Candidates should also have knowledge of the full life-cycle of software design, development, implementation, and verification and testing. Technical knowledge of Linux computing environments, X-MIDAS programming, and digital to analog conversion systems is strongly desired.
The ideal candidate would be a dedicated technical professional with experience in or knowledge of the following areas:
Performing software and algorithm development, machine-learning algorithm development, or artificial intelligence technique development applied to digital RF signal processing, RF engineering or spectrum theory, communication systems, electronic warfare, SIGINT processing, or a closely related technology area
Working with specialty DSP, RF, and SIGINT domain tools and technologies
Working in Unix/Linux programming environments and programming proficiently in common domain programming languages such as C/C++, Python, or Java
Must have demonstrated problem-solving, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. Must have experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project).
Supporting and participating as a DSP/RF expert in multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and developers working on time- and mission-critical technology development programs.
Comfortable taking direction from more senior developers and working with minimal management oversight in small multi-disciplinary teams striving to achieve specific goals in mission-relevant timelines for the U.S. Government.
Desired technical qualifications for the position include:
Experience with X-MIDAS programming and digital to analog conversion systems
Experience with and understanding of software-defined radios (SDRs), field programmable gate array (FPGA), general purpose processor (GPP), and graphics processing unit (GPU) technologies and programming techniques to leverage such systems
Experience with modern software development and test approaches and methods to include, but not necessarily be limited to, agile development, waterfall, prototyping, iterative and incremental development, spiral development, rapid application development and ability to apply to quick-reaction capability (QRC) development efforts
Familiarity with development of U.S. Government statements of work, work breakdown structures, performance work plans, and related contract technical scope documents for software development efforts
Experience supporting software development efforts for U.S. Government clients and demonstrated performance as a developer within multi-disciplinary teams
Understanding of full software development lifecycle, including requirements definition, design, software development, implementation, and test & verification as related to programs supporting the U.S. Government.
Sound problem-solving, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. Must have experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project).
Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and a willingness to participate in multi-disciplinary lead teams of diverse professionals
Must be a self-starter and have willingness to work with others to conceptualize and develop innovative solutions to complex software challenges.
Minimum administrative requirements for the position include:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field such as electrical engineering (preferably with a focus on digital signal processing, RF engineering, or communications systems design), computer engineering, software engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or other relevant area, or demonstrably equivalent work experience.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Eligibility to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance; candidates with an existing security clearance are preferred
Two or more years of relevant, DSP-related work experience doing software development as an individual and team contributor for efforts involving highly technical applications, and progressively increasing responsibility in as many of the above areas as possible.
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements. U.S. Citizenship is required.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. People seeking employment at BlackHorse Solutions, Inc. are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetics, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.