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Principal Engineer

Position Description

Perform as a senior principal engineer to provide technical leadership in a wide range of activities developing the next generation of both commercial and military wireless networking built upon innovative spectrum sharing methodologies.  Position is a combination of project execution, new concept formulation/development/IR&D and business development.  Involvement in both commercial and military applications.


  • Provide systems engineering expertise related to the implementation of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technology in wireless communications systems
  • Develop CONOPS, requirements, analysis, system architecture designs, algorithms, proof-of-concept simulations, benefit assessment and trade-off analysis, and systems engineering documentation
  • Perform business development activities including customer meetings, and write proposals for various agencies such as DARPA, ONR, AFRL, Army, Air Force and commercial companies
  • Develop new concepts and execute IR&D projects

Experience Requirements

  • Strong physical layer and networking expertise.  Experience with wireless waveforms, including JTRS waveforms, WLAN, WiMAX, and 2.5/3/4G (LTE) networks.
  • Strong software experience with C/C++, MATLAB, requirements generation, software architecture, testing documentation. Real-time algorithm design and implementation using DSP, GPP and FPGA processors.
  • Experience in writing winning, high quality R&D proposals
  • Able to conceive, plan and conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate teams of experts in the accomplishment of complex tasks
  • Experience within the DoD acquisition community and the scientific community.  DARPA and/or ONR experience preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in wireless systems engineering in all phases of system life cycle development
  • Experience with weak signal detection and classification algorithms
  • Proficient with MS Office with emphasis on MS PowerPoint, MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Must enjoy working in a high energy environment and be able to manage multiple tasking and requirements with time critical deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Education and Other Qualifications

  • MSEE required, PhD preferred
  • US citizenship required
  • DoD SECRET clearance preferred