Principle R&D Engineer

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full Time
  • Job ID: CA214-2722210

$180000 to $250000 Per Year


The Company

 This is a rapidly growing high-tech entrepreneurial company in the heart of West Los Angeles.

 The Principal Research and Development (R&D) Engineer oversees and participates in the capture, planning, design, prototyping, and verification of wireless technology projects.

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. person or 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.


 Los Angeles, CA

 Compensation Range: $180k - 250k

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