Job Description

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  • McLean, Virginia, USA
DSP Algorithm Engineer

The Opportunity:

Your signal processing skills and determination are needed to develop the cutting-edge technology used to support the warfighter and maintain national security. Join an energetic team whose day-to-day mission involves breaking down the DoD's toughest challenges and communicating the essential results of that work to their leadership. As an engineer, you understand the power behind complex systems and that knowledge is key when it comes to modeling foreign threat radars, antennas, and communication systems. We’re looking for a problem solver who can use their skills to help perform detailed analyses, including the evaluation of the detectability of airborne systems and survivability analyses of threat systems and platforms to be deployed in future combat scenarios. We’re looking for lifelong learners and motivated, independent thinkers who can contribute to a fast-paced team environment focused on client delivery. This is an opportunity to hone your technical abilities on significant and engineering problems, all while gaining experience in leadership and communication.

Our signals processing team performs a variety of classified analyses of future threat and platform concepts for DoD clients, and develops the detailed models and simulations required. That’s why we need you, an engineer, physicist, or mathematician, with a solid background in signal processing, to develop radar and antenna models. You’ll also perform modeling and simulation tasks in Fortran, C++, MATLAB, and Simulink. You’ll directly impact our DoD client's missions by helping determine the tactics, techniques, and procedures to improve survivability and vulnerability against foreign threat systems as well as helping make an informed decision for the acquisition of future systems.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience with signal processing, including Fourier analysis, filtering, modulation techniques, or digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms

  • Experience with coding in MATLAB, Java, C++, or Python

  • Experience with X-midas

  • Experience with military or commercial software defined radios (SDRs), such as Ettus, National Instruments, HackRF, or KrackenRF

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with RF test equipment, including spectrum analyzers, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, vector network analyzers (VNAs), and signal generators for capturing and analyzing RF signals

  • Experience with RF engineering, including RF propagation, antennas, modulation schemes, or RF measurement techniques, for analyzing or interpreting RF signals

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning algorithm and data engineering development

  • Knowledge of RF antennas or track filters

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Master's degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

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