DSP Communications Engineer I

    • BAE Systems
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Posted 36 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 91,500.00 - 113,500.00 per year
Full Time


Software engineering
Application development
Systems engineering
IT service management
Software design
Technical marketing
Configuration Management
Problem solving
Security clearance
Embedded systems
Hardware development
Information Technology
Customer support
Remote sensing
Digital signal processing
Adobe AIR
Proposal writing
Computer hardware
Apache Subversion
Programmable logic controller

Job Details

Job Description
Perform software engineering design, development, and analysis of software at various levels including individual components, sub-systems, and systems, and perform test and integration for all phases of system, project, and application development of varying complexity, from simple tasks and single focus projects to extremely complex and multi-disciplinary efforts. May participate in or lead teams in the design, development, and execution of innovative research projects.

The Ground Systems & Services (GSS) Strategic Business Unit is responsible for driving business growth in the ground systems development, operations & sustainment, and technical services markets. This business unit focuses on designing, building and integrating ground systems in support of air and space-based assets, providing operational support for mission platforms and instruments and offering scientific and engineering expertise to our customers.

What You'll Do:
  • Conceive and develop solutions to engineering problems through the application of professional and industry-wide accepted engineering techniques, practices, and procedures. Ensure that engineering work conforms to high technical and company standards and meets or exceeds all contract and customer requirements.
  • Gather, compile, and evaluate design and data to determine the adequacy, completeness, and engineering effectiveness of the solution compared to requirements and specifications. May be responsible for tracking performance against schedules.
  • Design, develop and modify software applications, systems, components, processes, and devices according to specifications.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and recommend innovative solutions, applications, and software design approaches required for meeting contract and customer specifications for new and modified products and systems.
  • Compile and prepare necessary data and engineering documents to support technical meetings and end-item product delivery.
  • Review drawings, procedures, and engineering orders for completeness, compatibility, producibility, and correctness.
  • Organize, analyze, write, and present technical marketing and proposal information for managers and customers.
  • Work closely with members of other engineering disciplines.
  • Be able to provide and communicate understanding of both the technical and non-technical aspects of projects to the team as well as the customer.
  • Promote development of a strong team by participation in key aspects of projects and mentoring other team members.
  • Work with classified documents requiring thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.
  • Maintain and update required records and reports.
  • Present and resolve any technical difficulties or discrepancies with the team, customers, and subcontractors in a timely manner.
  • Participate in and lead software design, code, and test reviews.
  • Develop critical portions of software.
  • Integrate software and hardware.
  • Perform configuration management on all software designs, data, and deliverables.
  • Recommend and develop improvements to existing software and systems.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.

Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Experience with C/C++ and Python.
  • Experience with source code management and tools (Git, Subversion).
  • Ability to work independently and apply problem solving skills to overcome technical challenges.
A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with real-time embedded systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with embedded development environments.
  • Experience with Agile development practices.
  • Digital hardware design experience.
  • Understanding of FPGA and ASIC design.
  • Experience designing using hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog is desired especially when applied to communications or DSP.
  • Knowledge of software radio design and Implementation.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $91500 - $113500

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.