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Electrical Engineer - Military veterans preferred

KMS Solutions LLC (
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

Rhode Island
United States

KMS Solutions is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of engineers and technicians providing engineering and technical support to the Ranges, Engineering, and Analysis Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport RI. This multi-disciplinary team is responsible for providing systems safety, environmental qualification testing, and range sustainment in support of undersea warfare systems (USW). Candidates are highly desired with education and experience in signal processing.

Essential Functions
â?¢ Evaluate sonar signal processing and underwater acoustics including detection techniques and (tracking) localization algorithms.
â?¢ Analyze Embedded USW systems and elements to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications: particularly digital signal processing including data acquisition, digital filters and signal conditioning.
â?¢ Research and analyze the signal processing and detection theory (e.g. Estimation-Maximization (EM) Maximum Likelihood (ML), matched filtering) especially of Doppler shifted signals.
â?¢ Analyze and assess "cooperative" tracking environments especially those involving significant Doppler conditions.

Required Education and Experience:
â?¢ Ability to obtain a Secret DoD clearance
â?¢ Bachelor's Degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math field
â?¢ Ten (10) years of engineering experience

Preferred Education and Experience:
â?¢ Five (5) years of engineering experience specifically with undersea warfare systems and/or Navy training range systems
â?¢ Three (3) years of NUWC Division Newport specific experience
â?¢ Knowledgeable about Mk84 Pingers as well as transducers, characteristics and operational limits.
â?¢ Knowledgeable about spread spectrum signals, such as m-ary PSK and m-ary FSK
â?¢ Strong background in probability and statistics

â?¢ Strong programming skills in C and/or Java and be able to work in Linux
â?¢ Capable of effectively working and problem solving in both independent and team environments.
â?¢ Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, as well as with Matlab and/or Python

Other Duties:
Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Excellent listening skills are essential. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
The typical workday is eight hours in length. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, with concurrence from the supervisor. The employee must be available during the "core" work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and must account for the hours in a pay period to maintain full-time status.

Up to 10% travel may be required.

AAP/EEO Statement:
KMS Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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