• Senior DSP/IO Engineering Lead

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
  • Overview

    Our client, a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to their customers. Well-respected, with a global presence, our client consistently offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering, using an open systems approach, our client solves the nation’s most complex challenges while foreseeing future needs.


    Senior DSP/IO Engineering Lead

     (US Citizenship Required*)

    Fairfax, VA



    • Assess DSP requirements and select Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products and implementation strategies.
    • Assess specific architectures and design concepts that support IO as an extension of the signal processing capability.
    • Support proposal preparation.
    • Work closely with the Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering and the capture team to perform trade studies on digitizing the RF front end and processing IQ data, supportive of Direction Finding (DF) processing as well as other data analytics.
    • Develop, and coordinate definition of IO concepts and associated trades, to support IO mission(s) tied to the DSP subsystem.
    • Assess functional allocation spanning the RF front end/DSP and the Analytics segment to meet the specific IO requirements of the system.
    • Support configuration, Preliminary, and Detailed Design and integration strategy development involving digital to analog and analog to digital converters, FPGA subassemblies, and IO capabilities.
    • Derive DSP/IO subassembly requirements from customer-specified higher level system/subsystem requirements; also perform trades/analysis and simulation/modeling.
    • Develop buildup, integration and system level test approaches and plans.
    • Validate that DSP/IO design concept meets the operational mission needs and timelines.
    • Evaluate customer requirements as they apply to DSP/IO capabilities, including prep and delivery of customer briefings, and capability demonstrations.
    • Support business development activities by analyzing customer and market requirements and comparing vendor products/capabilities. Recommend development of new capabilities to support market and customer needs.
    • Define, design, verify, and document ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and/or FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) developments
    • Determine architecture, system simulation and detailed design approach
    • Define module interfaces and all aspects of devise design and simulation
    • Evaluate process flow including high level design, synthesis, place and route, timing and power utilization
    • Create test and simulation plans that establish functional criteria; verify test results and analyze performance
    • May also review vendor capabilities, foundry technologies, device libraries and simulation tools
    • Contribute to generation and maintenance of work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
    • Develop and present requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and customers
    • May contribute to technical subcontract management that may include SOW development, proposal evaluation, source selection, technical oversight, and subcontractor work product evaluation and acceptance
    • Review vendor capability to support product development
    • Participate in improving the ASIC/FPGA organizational processes
    • Support generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle
    • Lead research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals, to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
    • Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects; contribute to technical approach on small proposals; exercise latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    • Provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    • Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering, with project teams across the company, and with external customers and vendors; some contact with Business Development


    • Required – TS SI/TK security clearance is required at time of hire.
    • Able and willing to travel CONUS 25-50%
    • In depth knowledge of development of DSP/DF algorithms and of “key” protocols
    • Development of IO techniques and methodologies
    • C/C++ code development on a DSP core; VHDL/Verilog FPGA firmware development
    • Modeling in MATLAB
    • Subsystem integration and test; previous experience as an IPT Lead
    • Strong knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Strong understanding of ASIC/FPGA engineering processes; contributes to the development of new theories and methods in ASIC/FPGA engineering
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills including issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Able to think creatively and multi-task
    • Strong ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound engineering design
    • Strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
    • Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity

    *US Citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.


    Education and Experience:

    • BS/MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Physics, (or equivalent experience) with at least 5- 8 years’ experience in DSP associated with communications and EW systems design, test and verification.


    Conditions of Employment:

    Applicants selected for employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation which may include education, criminal and work history verifications.


    About Our Company:

    Moseley Technical Services, Inc. is dedicated to providing our clients with a high standard of quality products and services. For two decades, our reputation has been built on this dedication and the long-term relationships developed with some of the most prestigious companies in the aerospace and defense industries.  These business relationships give you the opportunity to not only find a job but to find one you can value and enjoy. We will be dedicated to you and to making your career a success.


    Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to be eligible for benefits, including medical and supplemental insurance and a 401K. Appreciation and gratitude for employees is a hallmark of organizations with low turnover.


    Moseley Technical Services, Inc. is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer.


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