SDR Engineer

  • Job Location: Falls Church, USA
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 06/09/2022

Core Responsibilities:

• Evaluating SDRs for incorporation into our payload and spacecraft systems
• Understanding the hardware-based requirements of SDRs, e.g., FPGA size, speed, internal clock
stability, I/O interfaces, sample rates, dynamic range, radio chip architecture, gains and filtering
as the signal progresses within the SDR.
• Designing and evaluating DSP algorithms for satellite communication systems
• Updating or creating host interface software to interact with the SDRs
• Developing test software and drivers to support unit, integration, and system testing of all SDR
software functions
• Writing this software in C, C++, or other languages in a Linux environment
• Working with other software team members to benchmark payload software applications
• Testing and validating hardware blocks both in simulation and on target
• Developing and maintaining documentation and ICDs for in-house IP blocks and other SDR
related software


• A Master’s degree (or better) in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field
• Excellent foundation in DSP and Communication Theory
• At least three years of recent experience working with SDRs
• In-depth knowledge of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and communication theory
(e.g., filter design, clock recovery, signal detection, channel estimation and equalization).
• Experience with implementing DSP algorithms in C/C++
• Experience with device drivers
• Ability to create testbenches for benchmarking and testing
• Knowledge in PHY and MAC layers of cellular standards (e.g., GSM, LTE, 5G) is a plus.
• Experience with implementing DSP algorithms in FPGAs is a plus, but optional.

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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