Senior DSP Engineer (Software)
Job Type

Vadum Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior DSP Engineer (Software) with a strong background in digial signal processing algorithm development. This position will play a leading role in developing statistical signal processing algorithms to analyze streaming sensor data for military applications; which requires creativity, initiative, analytical thinking and interpersonal skills to facilitate effective interactions with internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prototype and implement various DSP processing chains and computational algorithms using multiple programming languages ( (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, etc.).
  • Independently define algorithm inputs/outputs and interaction of multiple algorithms to achieve desired output products.
  • Independently survey peer-reviewed journals for applicable algorithms to implement, prototype, or modify.
  • Participate in all phases of development life cycle (requirements, algorithm prototyping, evaluation, test, and optimization).
  • Work in a collaborative team environment to define, lead, and design end-to-end solutions for advanced R&D projects.
  • Assist in generating technical proposals and estimates in support of applied research.
  • Coordinate aspects of the project to meet technical, schedule, and cost goals.
  • Operate with broad direction and require minimal supervision.
  • Interact with customers, development partners, and vendors.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • US Citizenship.
  • Security Clearance eligibility.
  • Background in digital communication, information theory, probability/statistics, estimation/detection, linear algebra, and pattern recognition. Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence a plus.
  • Familiarity with software defined radio (SDR), modulation schemes, complex baseband, and radar fundamentals.
  • Experience using GPU acceleration a plus.
  • Track record for putting systems/products into fielded use a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong initiative, attention-to-detail, highly organized, and personal commitment to quality.
  • Ability to work well on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate and explain DSP algorithm design methodology and system design decisions for both internal design documents and external reports or proposals.
  • Proficiency in programming languages (C and C# systems, preferred).
  • Fluency in Matlab software, preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Math, or Physics.
  • 6+ years relevant experience required, including production quality software development.

Company Overview

Since 2004, Vadum has built a brand known for practical innovation that delivers solutions to customers in the competitive field of national defense research and development. Vadum’s expertise is bringing concepts to life in the form of products or prototypes to address challenging national defense problems. The Vadum team has a wide range of deep operational and technical expertise to develop concepts that work in conjunction with legacy capabilities or create new capabilities.

Vadum offers a comprehensive benefit program, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k (k) with up to 4% company match
  • Paid Time Off (Sick, Vacation)
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Voluntary Benefit Offerings (STD, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Plan)
  • Work/life balance

Vadum Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, genetic trait, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Vadum Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department at (919) 341-8241 ext.: 180.