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Research Engineer - Software Defined Radio

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Peraton Labs

Peraton Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Peraton that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD in Computer Science, EE, Math, and other related fields.

In addition:
  • Experience in developing SDR solutions
  • Knowledge of GPU programming (OpenCL or CUDA)
  • Knowledge of embedded software development
  • Familiarity of open source development practices
  • BS/BA, MS/MA, Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Computer Science, or Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Strong written and spoken communications/presentation skills

U.S. Citizenship required with ability to obtain Secret clearance

  • The candidate will be responsible for designing and developing major enhancements to Software Defined Radio (SDR) frameworks.
  • A core understanding of realtime signal processing implementation methodologies and currently available open source SDR frameworks such as GNU Radio is desirable.
  • Familiarity with wireless standards and their implementation in SDR frameworks is desirable.
  • You will work in teams to research concepts and develop cutting edge solutions to complex problems.
  • You will also be required to communicate the results of research through open source community presentations and publications.
  • Must work well collaboratively and individually.
  • In this position, candidates will be developing radio solutions to help solve complex problems.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Creating, enhancing, and maintaining the software components of SDR frameworks
  • Implementing and integrating hardware accelerated (GPU/FPGA) signal processing blocks to interface into SDR frameworks
  • Writing design documents, benchmarking reports, and system documentation.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2023-10-01

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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