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Research Scientist (Digital Signal Processing)

Intellisense Systems innovates what seemed impossible.  We are a fast-growing Southern California technology innovator that solves tough, mission-critical challenges for our customers in advanced military, law enforcement, and commercial markets.  We design, develop, and manufacture novel technology solutions for ground, vehicle, maritime, and airborne applications.  Our products have been deployed in every extreme environment on Earth!

We are looking for an exceptional Research Scientist to join the Intellisense Innovation Labs. As part of the team, you will work alongside other experienced engineers and scientists to perform hands-on development of RF communication systems and algorithms. You will contribute to algorithmic development, system modeling and simulation, transition to software and hardware implementations. Notably algorithms will include classical signal processing approaches as novel as novel machine/deep learning approaches. Get ready for an exciting and “hands-on” engineering role with the opportunity to learn machine learning/AI techniques on-the-job.

Projects You May Work On:

  • RF signal detection, classification, tracking, and identification
  • Radar jamming and jamming countermeasures analysis
  • Optimization of cutting-edge neural network architectures for deployment on embedded platforms

What You'll Do:

  • Design, develop, and implement novel RF signal classification algorithms for unique use cases.
  • Design, develop, implement, and verify wireless communication and RF sensing modules and systems for proof-of-concept and prototyping, including modeling and simulation, integration, and test
  • Formulate new solutions and write proposals to solve customer problems and lead those projects.
  • Apply experience in using modern programming, modeling, and simulation tools (e.g. MATLAB, C/C++, Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch, OpenCV libraries, etc.) for processing algorithm/systems developments to contribute to R&D programs.
  • Understanding of developing designs or prototypes that incorporate hardware components (optical, electronics, mechanical)
  • Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure the system integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
  • Provide technical write-ups related to system, hardware, and software development on bids and proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Bring:

  • MS Electrical engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in RF signal processing, machine learning, algorithm development, and/or algorithm hardware optimization.
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, and C/C++
  • Working knowledge of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms for radar and / or wireless communication systems, including development, modeling, and simulation
  • Must be able to design, simulate and prototype novel machine learning or DSP algorithmic approaches to RF identification problems
  • Hands-on experience with physical layer design, implementation, prototyping and testing, including RF signal propagation, modulation, equalization, and channel modeling, waveforms, and digital beamforming design.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing software and/or hardware for radar and/or wireless communication systems and networks.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, and analysis of algorithms/software/hardware architecture.
  • Must be able to successfully contribute and lead multiple programs simultaneously, achieving required results on time and on budget
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Nice To Have’s:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with some of the following standard computer vision tasks: object detection, target tracking, image enhancement, video processing
  • Experience with deploying algorithms on embedded hardware such as NVIDIA Jetson SoC and microcontrollers.
  • Experience with deep learning and common DL frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • SDR experience
  • Experience with deploying algorithms on embedded hardware such as NVIDIA Jetson SoC, FPGAs, and microcontrollers.
  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Security Clearance

What You Could Expect:

  • The freedom to take risks, to innovate, and to be rewarded
  • Partner with trusting leadership that approaches tasks and requests with urgency
  • Deliver products that are continually recognized as industry disruptors


  • Alternative Work Schedule (Alternating Fridays Off)
  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • 4 Weeks PTO a year (plus an additional 40 hours of PTO your first day)
  • 10 paid holidays 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance


Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Intellisense Systems, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.




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