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Principal Research & Development Systems Engineer – East Coast
Washington, DC

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Direct Hire

$140,000 - $190,000 / yr

The Opportunity

Our client is seeking a full time Principal R&D Systems Engineer.

Technical Responsibilities

  • System performance and requirement specification.
  • System architecture definition.
  • Algorithm and protocol design for wireless communications systems.
  • Simulation model development for NS2 and MATLAB simulators.
  • Handoff to and work with the hardware and software teams for system implementation and testing.
  • Work with the hardware and the software team to characterize and troubleshoot system performance issues.
  • MSEE with a focus on communications (PhD a plus)
  • Experience in the design and development of wireless media access control (MAC) protocols
  • Experience in the design and development of wireless link adaptation protocols
  • Fluent in C/C++ and/or MATLAB
  • Must possess a working knowledge of RF signal propagation, channel modeling, and digital communication technologies
  • Knowledge of wireless ad-hoc networking and routing algorithms a plus
  • Experience with wireless communication hardware a definite plus
  • Knowledge of signal processing algorithms a definite plus
  • Knowledge of MIMO systems a definite plus


  • Must be a U.S. Person (permanent resident or citizen) due to clients under U.S. government contracts
  • Ability to pass background check

There are opportunities available for this role in both Los Angeles, CA and Washington D.C.

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