DSP Engineer, Associate Principal (Digital Signal Processing) - 33514 in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion’s Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Operations (RESEO) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.


The DSP engineering SME will have significant relevant experience in digital signal processing, RF/radar/EW systems and technologies; signal processing techniques; and systems test and evaluation. 

The DSP SME will design and develop Radar, EW and EO/IR models and algorithms, conduct system trades/sensitivity analyses and conduct performance assessments to support technological decisions and their impact on system performance.

The SME shall provide technical expertise, mentoring and advice to government and contractor engineers in the following:

1) signal processing techniques

2) algorithm development

3) concept evaluation

4) technology evaluation

5) laboratory and field testing

6) training and mentoring of junior engineers

7) perform trade studies


•             BS (MS preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or similar field

•             10 or more years’ experience in RF, radar, EW, and optical signal processing

•             Experience in radar and/or EO/IR sensor signal processing algorithm and model development and analysis

•             Programming in a compiled language such as C++ (preferred), C, Java, or Python

•             Experience using tools such as MATLAB or Python for analysis of data sets

•             Experience using UNIX/Linux based workstations

•             Experience with running and modifying simulations and performing analysis

•             Experience developing and presenting technical briefings

•             Experience in reviewing engineering design documentation (as part of the configuration control and design process) and interface control documents

•             Experience in the preparation of technical reports, technical briefings, technical drawings, performance work statements, system developmental schedules, performance specifications, and requirements documentation, and in presenting results to senior management

•             US Citizenship is required

•             A Secret clearance is required



Security Clearance: Secret


  1. Software Engineer Jobs
  2. Systems Engineer Jobs

Next Steps

Next Steps


Join the Alion Talent Network today and stay up-to-date on our openings as they continue to become available! As a member of our network, you will receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests and have the ability to share job opportunities through social media or email. Join now!

Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you.