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RF/Signals Embedded Systems Engineer II

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Cosmic AES is seeking full-time engineers to support Department of Defense customers in the development of methods to find, fix, and track adversaries operating advanced satellite-based systems. We use Agile development methods to build unique projects around motivated individuals and their strengths. Each engineer will have the opportunity to incorporate their own skills and ideas into the DNA of the final project, and to grow alongside other RF, signals, space and cyber experts supporting the warfighter.

The primary responsibilities for this project include designing, developing, maintaining, and testing code using prototype systems. The engineers will use embedded development and design methodologies appropriate to rapid prototyping. Other expected work may include: Provide specific input to the components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government Off-the-shelf (GOTS) solutions in place of new development. Requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual components. Review and test firmware components for adherence to the design requirements, and document test results. Resolve software problem/deficiency reports. Active communication and participation in the full systems development lifecycle, leveraging Agile methodologies. All positions require a BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

This position is for a mid-level engineer with significant experience in RF protocol analysis and signals generation capabilities across various device families. This role will center on analyzing and implementing delivery and transport protocols such as WiMAX, DOCSIS, MPEG, DVB and frame relay. It also requires hands-on experience with RF hardware chain components and interconnection setup/teardown, including link budget analysis, LNBs, BUCs and satellite dishes. Other relevant technologies may include cellular, DSL, Wi-Fi, MoCA, Bluetooth or Zigbee. Familiarity with Digital Signal Processing domain and modulation/demod methods is desired. Experience with cyber, TCP/IP, SCADA is a plus.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support senior Engineering staff in development of signal processing and communication system related algorithms from prototype development to fabrication of production code.
  • Support, as required, field testing and demonstration activities.
  • Contribute to the development of design documentation and other developmental artifacts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • US Citizens only
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing Engineer working on signal processing or communication system design/development, with significant embedded focus.
  • Understanding of Digital Signal Processing concepts:  Transform theory, sampling theory, filter design/implementation, correlation, convolution, etc.
  • Understanding of Communication System Theory:  Digital Modulation (PSK, QAM, OFDM, etc), Forward Error Correction, Carrier Frequency/Phase Tracking, Spread Spectrum Techniques.
  • Expertise in C including building and working with embedded systems via the GNU toolchain (binutils, GCC, GDB) and embedded C standard libraries such as newlib.
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment. Proficiency with command-line editors, toolchain use, and debugging.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing SDR (Software Defined Radio) applications and/or X-MIDAS development within Unix/Linux programming environments.
  • Experience with common electronics laboratory test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers)
  • Capture the Flag (CTF) experience and/or cybersecurity certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with the Agile Development Methodology

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and more! (Cosmic contributes 85% of the medical plan cost for employees and 75% for dependent coverage)
  • 401K and Profit Sharing 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation (benefits based on professional experience, not time with the company)
  • Work/Life balance
  • Employee Referral Incentives
  • 7 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
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