Southwest Research Institute
November 12, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Who We Are:

Ongoing threats to national security require timely intelligence data, including signal intelligence obtained through electronic surveillance. Since the 1940s, SwRI has supported U.S. and friendly foreign governments, as well as commercial clients.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Work with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, software developers, and technicians in the execution of complex research and development, design, and programs in support of national security.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, integrate, test, and deploy new signal processing capabilities in the areas of energy detection, channelization, signal recognition, signal demodulation/decoding & encoding/modulating, RF geolocation, and electronic warfare programs.
  • Work with a team of engineers, software development staff and technicians to create innovative solutions that include antenna arrays, RF processing hardware, and extensive software processing capabilities, including application of machine learning techniques.
  • Collaborate with client technical representatives and SwRI senior engineering and software staff.
  • Work at SwRI laboratories and support short-term travel to government facilities/military bases or other customer facilities for system installations and to provide technical support within and outside the United States.
  • Prepare technical documents and support proposal preparation as required.


  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Engineering
  • 5 or more years: Experience with telecommunications and communications signal processing with understanding of radar system concepts and waveforms or related
  • Proficiency with Linux and C/C++ required
  • Familiarity with or an interest in learning Python and Matlab
  • Experience with or an interest in learning software defined radios and SDR frameworks like GNU radio and/or Redhawk/OSSIE
  • Familiarity with or an interest in learning GPU technology and the CUDA development environment
  • Experience with or an interest in learning the application of AI/ML to signal processing applications
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Defense & Intelligence Solutions home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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