Job Title: Senior DSP/IO Engineering LeadLocation: Fairfax, VAClearance: DOD Top Secret ClearanceJob D...
Job Title: Senior DSP/IO Engineering LeadLocation: Fairfax, VAClearance: DOD Top Secret ClearanceJob Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate need for a Senior DSP/IO Engineering Lead to work from their Fairfax, VA facility.Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: B.S/M.S in Electrical engineering or Physics with at least 5- 8 years' experience in DSP associated with communications and EW systems design, test and verification.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Assessing of DSP requirements and the selection of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products and implementation strategies.Assessing specific architectures and design concepts that support IO as an extension of the signal processing capability.Provide support to proposal preparation.Working closely with the Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering and the capture team to perform trade studies pertaining to the digitization of the RF front end and the processing of IQ data supportive of Direction Finding (DF) processing as well as other data analytics.Developing as well as coordinating the definition of IO concepts and associated trades supportive of the IO mission that are tied to the DSP subsystem.Assessing the functional allocation spanning the RF front end/DSP and the Analytics segment to meet the specific IO requirements of the system.Support the configuration, Preliminary, and Detailed Design and integration strategy development involving the digital to analog and analog to digital converters along with the FPGA subassemblies and IO capabilities.Derive DSP/IO subassembly requirements from customer specified higher level system/subsystem requirements as well as perform trades/analysis and simulation/modeling.Development of buildup, integration and system level test approaches and plans. Validation of DSP/IO design concept meets the operational mission needs and timelines.Evaluate Customer requirements as they apply to the DSP/IO capabilities to include preparation and delivery of customer briefings and capability demonstrations.Support business development activities through analysis of customer and market requirements and comparisons of vendor products/capabilities.Recommend the development of new capabilities in support of market and customer needs.REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Responsible for definition, design, verification and documentation for ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and/or FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) developmentsDetermines architecture, system simulation and detailed design approachDefines module interfaces and all aspects of devise design and simulationEvaluates the process flow including but not limited to high level design, synthesis, place and route, timing and power utilizationCreates test and simulation plans that establish functional criteriaVerifies test results and analyzes performanceMay also review vendor capabilities, foundry technologies, device libraries and simulation toolsContributes to the generation and maintenance of work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customersDevelops and presents requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and customersMay contribute to technical subcontract management that may include SOW development, proposal evaluation, source selection, technical oversight, and subcontractor work product evaluation and acceptanceReviews vendor capability to support product developmentApplies a strong understanding of the organizationally defined processes throughout the lifecycle of the program or projectParticipates in the improvement of the ASIC/FPGA organizational processesSupports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycleLeads the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or applicationSelects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliabilityContributes to the technical approach on small proposalsProvides leadership and/or direction to lower level employeesLeads technical tasks for small teams or projectsExercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignmentsGuides the successful completion of major programs and projectsKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:In depth knowledge of development of DSP/DF algorithmsIn depth knowledge of "key? protocolsDevelopment of IO techniques and methodologiesC/C++ code development on a DSP coreVHDL/Verilog FPGA firmware developmentModeling in MATLABSubsystem integration and testPrevious experience as an IPT LeadAble and willing to travel CONUS 25-50%Contributes to the development of new theories and methods in ASIC/FPGA engineeringStrong knowledge of other related disciplinesStrong understanding of ASIC/FPGA engineering processesStrong awareness of business objectives and Engineering's role in achievingStrong proficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsStrong written and verbal communications skillsAbility to think creativelyAbility to multi-taskStrong skill in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actionsStrong ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound engineering designStrong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process ControlsProvides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativityFrequent contact with managers within and outside of EngineeringFrequent contact with project teams across the companyFrequent contact with external customers and vendorsOccasional contact with Business DevelopmentTCM is an EEO/Vets/Disabled Employer. - provided by DiceDSP/DF, C++, FPGA, MatLab, Top Secret