DSP Engineer

Herndon, VA 20171

Posted: 05/10/2023 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 240273

Job Description

THIRD PARTY AGENCIES, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND RECRUITERS NEED NOT APPLY. Applicants received from firms will not be considered. Subcontracting is not available for this position.

Title: DSP Engineer


Location: Herndon VA – remote work is available

Type: Full-time Permanent


  • Designing and testing DSP-based, high speed FPGA designs
  • Designing and supporting top-level digital communication design and system simulations
  • Translating requirements into FPGA/waveform architectures
  • Implementing and documenting FPGA designs using HDL (System Verilog, VHDL, etc.)
  • Supporting systems integration and Test Engineering to produce functional design
  • Producing simulations of and designs for both channel improvement measures, such as spectral bandwidth efficiency, and user density improvement measures, such as interference mitigation/cancellation, multiuser detection, and phased array antenna techniques
  • Designing the implementations for further advances in adaptive TDMA, SCPC return channels.
  • Designing and the implementation of anti-jam DSP techniques implemented in FPGA logic.
  • Writing internal and external facing documents about iDirect Government physical layer FPGA technology


  • FPGA design experience using Verilog, VHDL or System Verilog language targeting Xilinx/Altera FPGA’s
  • Knowledge of DSP and digital communications. Understanding of time domain versus frequency domain analysis, filter structures, and modulation/coding algorithms. Ability to describe and architect trade-offs for resource-limited systems.
  • Experience Matlab/Simulink or equivalent for development of DSP algorithms implemented in FPGA’s
  • Ability to plan/perform analysis, studies/trade-offs in support of subsystem specification and hardware, FPGA, and software design recommendations.
  • Experience in RF lab, including network setups (switches, cables, amplifiers, and filters) and signal analysis (Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, signal generators, etc.)
  • Additional experience in the following areas is a plus:
  • Experience with digital communications and control theory – stability and feedback control
  • Extensive experience with both Altera and Xilinx design and verification tools
  • Experience with Xilinx and Altera System-on-Chip devices: Xilinx Zynq-7000, Xilinx Zynq MPSoC, Altera SoC FPGA
  • Background in RF chain design and considerations
  • Background in anti-jam methodologies and design considerations
  • Experience with C/C++, bash, Python programming, etc.
  • Experience with Xilinx and/or Altera high level synthesis tools
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Satellite Communication experience




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