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Advanced Waveform Development Engineer

Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Location: Severn
Posted on: June 10, 2021

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


Keywords: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Severn , Advanced Waveform Development Engineer, Other , Severn, Maryland

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