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Senior Embedded RF Systems Engineer (Able to obtain a Clearance)

Riverside Research
Beavercreek, OH
  • Expired: April 07, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research's open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.

Job Number: 713

Riverside Research is a leading research organization involved in multiple state of the art fields including defense, telecommunications, and medical research, with a history of innovation. We are looking for a full-time FPGA / RFSoc Engineer as part of an Independent Research and Development (IRAD) team in our Beavercreek, OH research facility. The successful candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that is developing new technology that would allow complex collaborative platforms to operate in concert at orders of magnitude higher speeds.

This is an exciting area of research with multiple applications including defense, space communications, radio astronomy, and industrial and financial control systems. You will be part of a team of RF engineers, advanced signal, system and circuit modelers and designers, and advanced embedded / FPGA and RFSoC systems developers. You will be involved with work on developing hardware and software to process complex waveforms, wireless networking, and interfacing with GPS and GNSS satellite systems and in GPS denied environments.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop a variety of critical elements for the RFSoC / FPGA designs associated with networking and signal processing aspects of the IRAD project
  • Create FPGA and RFSoC Gen I/III firmware to process Ethernet and SyncE networked signals to extract complex signals and to retrieve clock information and phase with picosecond accuracies
  • Knowledge of Phase Locked Loops(PLL) Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS), and Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCO), and their critical parameters, such as Phase Noise and Jitter.
  • Work with multiple generations of XILINX and other FPGA / embedded processor architectures and operating firmware and peripherals including Vivado and VITIS tools
  • Build breadboards, prototypes and demonstration platforms, and have the ability to clone and replicate existing older generation FPGA based cores
  • Create technical reports, papers, presentations, and proposals
  • Participate, contribute anddemonstrate compatibility with standards such as IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of applicable experience
  • 2+ years of demonstrated success in developing complex, high speed, signal analysis and synthesis RFSoC/FPGA platforms
  • 2+ years of experience in developing communications systems hardware and software including DSP, FEC, with knowledge of the underlying communication theory and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of embedded control systems and chips
  • Excellent knowledge of fiber and 10/100/1000 Gbps interfaces, and wireless networking protocols,
  • Knowledge and experience with test and measurement instrumentation and software
  • Ability to communicate within a team and externally to a variety of stakeholders to include presenting progress and updates
  • Ability to write detailed technical analyses and reports and to contribute to technical proposals.

Desired Qualifications:
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant years of experience as described above
  • Experience with RF Transceivers, antennas, modulation and signal processing chains
  • Knowledge of AI/ML processes

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 937-427-7074 or email A member of the HR team will be available to assist.

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