Principal Investigator - R&D Engineering

Los Angeles
R&D – R&D /
Full-Time /

Silvus Technologies is dedicated to one mission: connecting those who keep us safe. We do so by delivering the most advanced Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) radios powered by our custom and ever evolving Mobile-Networked MIMO waveform. Together, our radios and waveform provide the vital communications for mission critical applications in the harshest environments from underground tunnels to high altitude balloons.

Silvus StreamCaster radios are being rapidly adopted by customers all over the world ranging from the U.S. and Allied Nations Departments of Defense, to International, Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, all the way to the Superbowl, Grammys and industry-leading drone, robot, and other unmanned systems manufacturers.

Would you like to join an incredibly talented group of people, doing very challenging work, with the prime directive of “Keeping Our Heroes Connected”?

Silvus’ rapid growth is fueled by a focus on research and innovation and a team of the most passionate, skilled and creative thinking individuals. If you are looking for a fulfilling experience, you owe it to yourself to learn how Silvus can be the next chapter of your career.

The Principal Investigator - R&D Engineering oversees and participates in the capture, planning, design, prototyping, and verification of wireless technology projects. This position is on a hybrid schedule, a minimum of 3 days onsite per week is expected. On-site days are: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Technical management of R&D projects and programs to include:
    • Responsibility for overall system design and requirement specification.
    • Setting and tracking development schedules and tasks.
    • Overseeing paper design, simulation, software, FPGA, and testing efforts.
    • Customer-facing engagement and technical material preparation where needed.
    • Reporting to management as required for strategic planning and assessment.

    • Participate in R&D business development and capture efforts to include:
    • Whitepaper and proposal preparation.
    • Understand current technology and pitch future enhancements and strategies.
    • Communicate (telephone/email/in-person) engagement with government and industry.

    • Work collaboratively within the senior R&D team on the following:
    • Executing larger, team-wide projects.
    • Setting a comprehensive team-wide technology portfolio and pipeline.
    • As necessary, perform other related duties of which the above are representative.

Supervisory Responsibilities

    • When necessary, supervise a team of junior or senior engineers involved in a given project or R&D program for which the Principal Engineer is responsible.

Qualifications and Experience

    • M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant technology field (i.e., wireless communications, signal processing, statistics, optimization, networking, RF design, etc.).
    • 10 years of experience in the design and development of wireless systems.
    • 5 years of experience in technical project leadership (i.e., principal investigator).
    • Participation in the complete technology development cycle: design to field testing.

    •  Areas of skill (familiarity required, expertise desirable):
    • Simulation and prototyping software: C/C++, MATLAB, Python, etc.
    • RF propagation, channel modeling, digital communication.
    • Wireless ad-hoc mesh networking, medium access, and routing algorithms.
    • Signal processing algorithms, MIMO, OFDM, beam-nulling, etc.
    • Cognitive radio, congested and contested spectrum, interference mitigation.
    • RF sensing, signal detection, and classification, etc.
    • Technical writing, proposal preparation, and technical presentation.

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to clients under U.S. government contracts.
    • Employment is contingent upon the successful clearance of a background check.

Travel Requirements

    • Infrequent travel to support customer interactions or test and demonstration events.
$180,000 - $250,000 a year

Los Angeles, CA
Silvus Technologies Headquarters

NOTE - As a US Federal Contractor, Silvus Technologies requires that ALL candidates being considered for employment for any position (regardless of level) MUST be a U.S. Person (permanent resident or citizen).  Stricter U.S. Citizen ONLY requirements (needed for some Engineering or R&D roles) will be included in the Required Qualifications section of the posted position.  Employment is contingent upon the successful clearance of a background check. This does NOT apply to International positions; only job postings for positions located in the US.

Silvus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
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