Senior RF Communications Engineer

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 04-24-2017
For over ten years, TORC Robotics has been committed to developing innovative autonomous and robotic vehicle systems. Located in Blacksburg, VA, TORC is a rapidly expanding company with a passion for commercializing robotic technology throughout military, automotive, mining and agricultural markets. 
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We are seeking a Senior RF Communications Engineer to design and integrate radio communications systems with hardware for coordination of multi-faceted robotic systems.  At TORC, you will be challenged to develop and apply new technology to produce reliable, high-performance unmanned systems.

What you'll be doing: 
  • Design radio communications systems using custom and COTS hardware
  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot a wide variety of communications networks, including mesh networks involving multiple UAVs and UGVs
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot UAV/UGV telemetry systems, including corrected GPS and IMU/magnetometer systems
  • Develop and implement algorithms for intelligent bandwidth and latency management in challenging environments
  • Write and maintain system design documents

What we're looking for: 
  • 5 years of experience in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience implementing RF communications systems
  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on configuration and troubleshooting of radio systems, antennas, and IP networks
  • Familiarity with civilian and military spectrum management
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work with broadly-defined problems and drive towards optimal solution
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Must be eligible to obtain Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required)
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