RF Systems Engineer – San Antonio, TX

MINIMUM/GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Electronic Engineer, Hardware Engineer or Computer Engineer with Developmental and Integration background will conduct design engineering, testing, and production support to FPGA-centered communication systems.

Responsible for developing ground, airborne and space communication systems; focusing primarily on the use of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and other embedded processing solutions for digital signal processing utilizing Software Defined Radio (SDR) designs supporting a variety of commercial and federal customers. Further responsibility for electronic system interaction with subsystems associated with Satellite Ground Systems.
Experience / knowledge with developing skills in the following areas are preferred:

*Developing embedded (FPGA, transceiver device) applications (VHDL, Verilog).

*Design experience with Xilinx, Intel (Altera) or Microsemi (Actel) chip simulation tools and environments.

*Experience with RF communications, subsystem design, and employment of SDRs to complex engineering applications, including Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) studies.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY:

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

*Developing and enhancing FPGA-based communication systems development, including specification of components, and design and analysis of system requirements.

*Designing and implementing functional simulation tests, and subsequent integrated hardware tests to verify subsystem and system designs.

*Integrating FPGA synthesized design into hardware architectures for operational use.

*Engineering and development of RF or digital signal processing systems, SDR, etc.

PREFERRED PROFICIENCIES:

*Design Tools Experience: REMCOM XFdtd or similar RF simulation tools; NASA nos3 or equivalent Ground System design or operational experience; FPGA simulation/design experience using Xilinx Vivado, Intel Quartus, or ModelSim.

*Hardware Development Experience:  VHDL or Verilog and FPGA developer tools.

*Software Development Experience: C/C++, Python, Java, etc.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

*BS and 6 years’ experience in Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

*MS and 4 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

*PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Computer Engineering

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:

Eligible for US SECRET clearance.

LOCATION:

Work can be accomplished remotely. Some hardware activities will be coordinated at our laboratory in San Antonio, Texas