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Communications Systems Engineer

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Applications are submitted by directly emailing: careers@integer-tech.com

Job Description

Communications Systems Engineer

What
We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Government agencies, turning research into impactful products with military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, uncrewed systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. 

Our growing uncrewed systems portfolio based in Louisiana supports the DoD’s growing use of uncrewed and autonomous platforms. Our research involves Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USVs), and Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). It includes research into approaches towards intelligent decision making to improve uncrewed system reliability and performance with a particular interest in communications system modeling.  

About the
Role

The Communications Systems Engineering role requires passion and drive to understand intricate multi-domain/multiphysics systems that share information over multiple communication systems, identify important features, and create appropriate computer models of these systems which incorporate these relevant features, application-critical behaviors, and communications.  The systems engineer will work both individually and in concert with other engineers, subject-matter experts, and program management to devise suitable modeling strategies and subsequently to produce robust, reliable models for several customers across government and industry.  

The successful candidate must demonstrate an attitude for growth, continuously expanding their knowledge and skill to remain on the cutting-edge.  The candidate must be organized and detail oriented.  This role may involve interacting with customers whose needs are constantly evolving and are sometimes difficult to articulate; thus, strong communication skills will also be beneficial.   

Integer is a science and technology research and development organization. As such, much of our work entails developing solutions for complex problems that presently have no known solutions. To achieve internal and customer project goals all candidates must be able to perform research, understand new concepts from other engineering disciplines on advanced and complex topics, and document findings in a way that is easy for non-experts to understand. 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Provide virtual modeling subject matter expertise for the Company’s projects related to communication system modeling and simulation, particularly in the development and application of digital twins for maritime applications including, but not limited to, satellite, radio, and acoustic communication systems.  

  • Write software and manipulate data streams from the sensors of physical systems to be integrated in the overall models. 

  • Apply and learn as needed multiple algorithm and software development languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C, C++ …), libraries (e.g., NumPy, Pandas, Keras …) and frameworks (e.g., ROS …) as necessary to collaborate with the Company’s software development and modeling & simulation teams. 

  • Collaborate closely with other Company scientists and engineers on multi-disciplinary teams to prototype and test new technologies in the uncrewed systems portfolio. 

  • Accurately forecast time and level of effort to achieve a desired result. Support the project Principal Investigator(s) to identify goals and your role within the tasking to achieve the goals. Support the Program Manager(s) to meet project schedules and deliver on-time. 

  • Contribute to monthly reports and quarterly performance reviews for the customer. Contributions to include text, presentation slides, and oral updates. 

  • Contribute to the business development and hardware engineering teams to support a product development roadmap that leads to sales of products and/or licensing of intellectual property derived from the Company’s science and technology research.  

  • Travel as required to execute research and product development. Travel is estimated to average less than 10%. 

  • Other duties as assigned, potentially supporting the Company as needed to develop new funded research and engineering projects. 

Core Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical discipline. 

  • Demonstrated proficiency of at least one computer modeling & simulation environment (Python or MATLAB/Simulink preferred). 

  • Experience working in one or more of the following technical areas: 

    • Radio Systems preferably including both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-site applications.   

    • Satellite Systems preferably with experience in multiple bands and with knowledge regarding frequency allocations    

    • Acoustic Systems as relates to underwater applications. 

    • Optical Communications in a maritime environment 

    • Platform Level Digital Twins including underwater vehicles, surface vehicles, ground vehicles, aerial vehicles, etc.  

    • Modeling and Simulation including physics-based modeling and/or reduced order modeling of whole systems, subsystems, and/or components.  

  • U.S. citizenship. Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Secret security clearance that requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  

Additional
Desired
Qualifications

  • A graduate degree (Masters/PhD) in Communications Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical discipline. 

  • Experience designing and integrating communication systems onboard Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles and/or Uncrewed Surface Vehicles 

  • Experience in designing and identifying optimal modulation schemes and transmission parameters. 

  • Experience with Ultra High Frequency and/or High Frequency radios in various applications. 

  • Familiarity with Global Positioning Systems 

  • Experience with the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES)  

  • A record of relevant industry experience, technical leadership, publications, or other recognitions for expertise may substitute for an advanced degree. 

  • Deep technical knowledge of simulation solver technologies and numerical integration methods.  Awareness of industry best practices for robust numerical convergence.  

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). 

Company
Benefits

  • Base salary which exceeds local & national industry averages.  

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Integer’s standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving employees thousands of dollars annually. 

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.  

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.  

  • Paid vacation. 

  • Paid sick leave.  

  • Paid holidays. 

  • Relocation assistance available. 

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.  

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth.  

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!  

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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