Staff Electrical Engineer Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Dulles, VA, US

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: BDH20171201-37927

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


This is a key position requiring 15+ years experience in RF communications hardware/software design and development. The position requires the ability to perform specification, design, simulation, and coding of RF communications-based digital signal processing algorithms. The position also requires significant experience with the design and proper layout of FPGA-based high speed (multi-gigabit) and high frequency (millimeter wave) mixed signal (digital, analog and RF) printed circuit boards for both ground and space applications. Experience with software defined radio design is also required.

Skills Needed:

Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Experience should include DSP filtering, signal demodulation/detection, FEC decoding, etc.

Must perform all or most of the following duties:

Design FIR, IIR, and frequency domain matched filters

Design FM, PM, AM, QAM, etc. modulators and demodulators including carrier recovery, where applicable.

Design forward error correction encoders/decoders of varying types including Viterbi, Reed Solomon, and Turbo codes.

Design signal acquisition algorithms for TDMA, FDMA and CDMA schemes

Develop algorithms and model and optimize algorithm performance. MATLAB experience preferred.

Compile and optimize DSP processor assembler code.

Test and measure compliance of embedded DSP algorithms using laboratory equipment.

RF Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design:

Experience should include knowledge of proper design concepts to minimize noise and EMI/EMC. The candidate must be familiar with and proficient in at least one RF modeling tool, such as Genesys, Microwave Office and/or WIPL-D. In addition, the candidate should have experience selecting components, circuit design and layout of the following RF building blocks:

• Up/Down converters, mixers
• Modulators/Demodulators
• Filters
• Oscillators
• Phased Lock Loops


• A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) and 15 or more years or related experience is required.
• Top Secret Clearance Required.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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