Electrical Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Aberdeen Proving Ground
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Strategic Innovation Group


Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, DHPC, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way.

Candidate Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • This position is specifically for a Hardware in the Loop lab that runs real-time simulations, currently in a MATLAB/Simulink environment using xPc Target, with a need to migrate the current architecture to real-time Red Hawk Linux
  • Provide expertise in electrical engineering best practices and hardware integration efforts
  • Knowledgeable in various aspects of software control schemes for motion systems and real-time simulations
  • Ability to quickly learn new hardware system functionality and corresponding controls software creation


Required Skills

  • 5 years with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA; 1 year with PhD
  • Significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of formal education 
  • Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Background in electrical and computer engineering with an emphasis on controls software
  • Real Time simulation software and hardware environments understanding
  • Experience building and testing electrical sub-systems for analog and digital I/O applications, with a focus on real-time simulation environments
  • Ability to integrate various camera types into a larger simulation environment using USB, SERIAL, TCP/IP, and other relevant communications protocol standards
  • Experience in integrating hardware built by different vendors and utilizing SDK’s and other operating guides for integration into the main simulation GUI
  • Knowledgeable in standard laboratory devices such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, waveform generators, and signal I/O devices
  • Familiar with MATLAB, SIMULINK, C/C++/C#, or Python for software/hardware integration and image processing
  • Familiar with WPF, APP DESIGNER/GUIDE, or PyQt for GUI development
  • Familiar with ETHERCAT protocol
  • Proficient in writing technical documentation in MS word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to be onsite five days a week

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Thorlabs and FLIR cameras
  • Expertise with SBIR MIRAGE and other image projection systems
  • Expertise with real time simulation environments
  • Expertise with motion table software controls
  • Expertise using camera SDK’s, API’s, and other dev kits to create custom software
  • TS/SCI clearance

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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