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Jacobs Signal Processing System Engineer- Lead in Herndon, Virginia

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

Our Innovative Air and Space Team is an agile and rapidly growing business within KeyW/Jacobs that is leading the development of highly flexible Software-Defined Radios for multi-INT collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination. Our team continues to develop state-of-the-art compression techniques for SIGINT, ELINT, and RADAR data. We are excited to bring on board a system engineer with expertise in signals processing, compression algorithms, and/or SDR systems to support this effort. We have the corporate investment, infrastructure, subject matter experts, support and strategic focus to enable you to be successful.

  • Lead engineering teams to deliver next-generation multi-INT processing solutions including rapid prototyping and development of sensors, radios, and on-board processing systems.

  • Assist in development of new concepts, white papers, proposals, and briefings including participating/leading IRAD to define how our capability matches to collection requirements.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required :

  • Possess a TS/SCI Clearance or held one recently

  • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, astrophysics, math, or a related discipline.

  • 5+ years’ experience in systems engineering focusing on SIGINT or Radar systems.

  • Experience providing technical leadership to an innovative team of engineers and scientists.

  • Experience leading systems engineering processes, tailored to each mission profile.

  • Experience leading, coordinating, and presenting at meetings.

  • Experience leading development of technical documentation deliverables.

  • Broad technical understanding of current and future space systems and technologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred :

  • Formal training in systems engineering.

  • Experience with airborne or space SIGINT/ELINT processing platforms.

  • Experience with radar, SIGINT, and/or communications systems.

  • Familiarity with SIGINT processing, exploitation, and dissemination.

Location : Herndon, VA/ Severn, MD

Clearance : Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance. Clearance processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


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