Advanced Waveform Development Engineer - (RAP00002J)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Maryland-Severn-20356-SEV1
  • Jul 13, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Do you have a passion for waveform engineering? Want to keep our nation safe? How about bleeding-edge technology? If so, then Jacobs has a great opportunity for you in our Engineering Development and Special Projects (EDSP) group. We are seeking an Advanced Waveform Development  Engineer.


-Work at the physical layer to design waveforms and signal detection/demodulation methods that can be used in custom RF communications systems.


-Work with a team of engineers to implement and deliver these new capabilities.


-Engage with KeyW customers and sponsors to understand their critical challenges and how we can invest resources to address these challenges.

-Stay informed on state-of-the-art waveform design and implementation techniques to inform system architecture and implementation decisions.

-Work with teams of software and hardware engineers to design custom RF communications systems to meet critical sponsor needs.

-Design and implement waveform, signal detection, and feature extraction algorithms in software.

-Participate in system field tests to evaluate performance of systems being designed.

-Document approaches and results for internal and external sponsor review.

-Assist in performing strategic planning, and technical roadmap development for our Special

-Communications mission focused group.  Assist in the marketing, capture, and execution of Special

-Communications Sponsors, Customers, and Contracts.
-A bachelor’s degree and 11+ years of relevant experience or a master’s degree and 9+ years of relevant experience.

-Demonstrated ability to design waveforms and signal processing techniques for RF communication systems in real-world environments.

-Experience with developing algorithms using scripting languages such as MATLAB.

-Software development experience in implementing algorithm and signal processing code in X-Midas, C , C, C#, Java, Python, or equivalent.

-Demonstrated ability to work with non-technical sponsors and form effective system requirements from descriptions of technical challenges.

-Minimum of Secret clearance required with desire and ability to obtain TS//SCI clearance.
-Experience with software defined radio architectures and experience prototyping and testing communications systems using open source SDR tools.

-Familiarity with test equipment used in the development of RF communications systems.

-Demonstrated ability to lead a technical team in full RF communication system development.
Clearance Requirement:
This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Clearance processing will be completed by the U.S. Government. Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include but are not limited:
-U.S. Citizenship (Required)
-Favorable Criminal History Check
-Education Verification
-Abuse/Illegal Drug Use
-Credit Check
-Subject Interview

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.


Primary Location

: United States-Maryland-Severn-20356-SEV1

Job Posting

: Jul 9, 2020, 9:25:12 PM


: Administration



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

7763 Old Telegraph Road Building A
 Severn 21144
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities