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FPGA Signals Processing Engineer


Applications Engineer


Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States


Leidos is hiring FPGA Signals Processing Engineers in the Ft. Meade area, MD. All opportunities require an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

Program Summary

Leidos is a preferred subcontractor on a large, multi-year contract that develops, integrates deploys, and sustains large collection systems. Significant requirements include Mission Management, Operations, and Sustainment activities. The team will provide 24x7x365 support to multiple Operations Teams and will feature 1st/2nd/3rd Party Partner Engagement.

Job Summary

Leidos' Signals Processing Engineers will design implement DSP algorithms in software and hardware, specifically Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Developed algorithms will be focused on high throughput exploitation of signals, with an emphasis on low signal to noise ratio, higher-order, and/or adaptive modulations. The Signals Analyst Engineer will conduct the necessary modifications to existing software and/or firmware to adapt COTS and GOTS products to meet special Government needs. Additionally, the Signals Processing Engineer:

  • Acts as SME, independently designs and implements software models, in MATLAB or other similar design suite to process signals of interest.

  • Provides analysis of module/model output from signals of interest to allow creation of follow-on processes.

  • Provides concise explanation of developed models to allow other team members to understand/utilize models or algorithms for processing signals of interest.

  • Develops novel approaches for utilizing COTS and GOTS systems for creating processing solutions outside the intended use.

Required Qualifications

  • Active TS.SCI with Polygraph
  • BS and 10+ years experience as a DSP Algorithm developer OR 15+ years of experience as a DSP Algorithm developer without a BS degree

Nice To Have's


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.