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Company: Riverside Research
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics


Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research's open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.



Job Number: 944

Riverside Research is seeking a senior dynamic, strategic, operational, and growth focused Senior Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Engineer to perform research and development focused on providing solutions to the Air Force customer. As a key member of Riverside Research, the Senior PNT Engineer will work closely with the Government customer to define future PNT requirements and collaborate with internal technical staff to ensure successful execution of the customer's mission. This position will be responsible for identifying PNT opportunities outside of the current business portfolio, leading capture efforts, and providing domain subject matter expertise on proposal activities.

The chosen candidate will serve as the senior technical member of a team consisting of software engineers, electrical engineers, and researchers to enhance and develop Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions and advance state-of-the-art software/firmware implemented data links, and PNT. The engineer will leverage multi-disciplinary expertise in areas such as: algorithms, data acquisition, signal analysis and processing, software/firmware engineering, VHDL, Verilog, and Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) hardware.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the government customers to understand their mission needs and requirements
  • Lead technical team to design solutions to meet customer mission needs and secure on-contract growth opportunities
  • Explain technical issues and solution strategies to government customers and stakeholders
  • Review current systems and develop strategies to integrate new capabilities
  • Produce detailed specifications software/firmware requirements
  • Work closely with other senior members of the team to guide and document the technical approach, development, and execution of individual team projects
  • Provide mentorship to the engineering team
  • Lead proposal capture efforts to maintain and grow contracts with existing and new customers
  • Provide domain subject matter expertise on Request for Information (RFI), white paper, and proposal responses
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related STEM degree or equivalent years of experience with a strong preference for PhD degree
  • GPS or GNSS experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)
  • 3+ years of experience developing software in C++ or other object-oriented language
  • 3+ years of experience in Signal Processing of streaming data
  • Expertise in existing and emergent PNT technologies
  • Experience with Assured PNT and/or Alternative PNT methods
  • Ability to lead and direct the PNT research portfolio
  • Experience creating and briefing presentations to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Specific experience developing strategy, identifying, capturing, and/or winning relevant business within US Government

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Prior experience working with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Experience in signal processing of GNSS or other RF waveforms
  • Experience working in the REDHAWK SDR environment
  • Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog
  • Experience with Xilinx RFSoCs
  • Experience with Ettus USRPs and other RF digitizers and synthesizers



Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire). 


Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Our EEO Policy
Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Recruiting at email Recruiting@RiversideResearch.org. A member of the Recruiting team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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