Communications Algorithm Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Communications Algorithm Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware-based solutions. The individual selected for this position will be an experienced Communications engineer with varied technical interests and demonstrated engineering skills. The individual must be a self-starter with experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems. The engineer will work closely with electronics integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The selected candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop algorithms to support communications protocols from pre-defined specifications
  • Understand and implement DSP modules such as FIR, LDPC, turbo algorithms
  • Implement communications protocols in C, MATLAB, and/or Simulink such as FEC, QPSK
  • Support converting implemented software into HDL-compatible designs using tools such as HDL Coder or Xilinx HLS
  • Provide technical oversight and mentorship to develop team members
  • Actively participate in development and improvement of organizational practices for workflow development
  • Provide up to system-level input to program leadership during the planning and execution of engineering projects

The ideal candidate will thrive in a learning environment that encourages leadership and technical growth.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university
  • Candidates must have knowledge of MATLAB and/or C development
  • Candidates must have experience with common DSP algorithms
  • Candidates must have experience in analyzing and characterizing developed algorithms
  • Candidates must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment
  • Candidates must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates must have 5+ years experience in communications/algorithm development

Preference shown to candidates who possess a PHD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • Hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog
  • Hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods for proving out FPGA development on hardware
  • Experience / expertise in the following areas:  
    • Datalinks / Modem development
    • Communication applications
    • Space applications
    • Control applications
    • DSP applications
    • FEC applications
  • Embedded system experience with Xilinx products (examples: SoC, ARM, PIC, RTOS)
  • Electronics and PCBA design
  • Research and development for white papers or journal articles 

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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