• Wireless Systems Research Director

    Location US-MA-Empl Home | US-DC-Washington | US-MD-Empl Home | US-NJ-Red Bank | US-NJ-Basking Ridge
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    Top Secret
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    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore Labs (formerly Applied Communication Sciences) is a self-sustaining research center within Vencore that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, data analytics and cyber security. From smart grid to smart phones, intelligent highways to intelligent battlefields, Vencore Labs’ 200 scientists, engineers and analysts are consistently creating generation-after-next technologies and solutions.  In doing so, our labs are helping to transform traditional government research.  We connect our customers to advanced research and technology helping them to develop solutions to their toughest challenges.  Accelerating the arc of transformation — from research to engineering to products — that’s what we focus on each day at Vencore Labs.


    We offer very competitive salaries, annual bonuses, and a 5% dollar for dollar 401k match which is immediately fully vested, among other benefits. But the thing that our employees consistently cite as their favorite things about working here are: (1) the extremely interesting and varied nature of the work, which is cutting edge research; and (2) the extremely high caliber of their co-workers. Many of our employees are experts in their fields and work very collaboratively with their colleagues. Vencore Labs routinely partners with government, top-tier colleges and universities, and other companies in the industry to research and develop innovative technology solutions.  

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


    Note: The location for this position is flexible to anywhere along the I-95 corridor between Washington DC and New York. Vencore Labs headquarters is in Basking Ridge, NJ.



    This position is a key leadership role within Vencore Labs focusing within the wireless systems and networks research areas. The position will develop and lead research in digital RF communications, RF signal processing, spectrum sensing and will employ novel concepts to bring to bear to hard problems. The ideal candidate should have existing relationships within customer agencies (DARPA, CERDEC, AFRL, and Intelligence Customers) and should have managed multiple different research projects sponsored by these organizations.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Developing a unified technical and business strategy for the Wireless Systems and Networks department
    • Expanding both the business and customer base of the department
    • Ensuring successful execution of ongoing and upcoming projects
    • Line management, including recruiting, hiring and professional staff development
    • Collaborating with other managers within the company to ensure the overall success of the organization


    • Ph.D. in Engineering or Applied Physics (preferred) or M.S. in Engineering with required experience.
    • Experience in Wireless Systems research, in areas such as RF Signal Processing, digital communications, wireless networking, including network control and management, and spectrum management. Familiarity with existing DoD radios and EW/SIGINT systems and experience with transition of technologies to these systems is a plus. 
    • Experience supervising teams of at least 10.
    • Experience leading complex research projects related to wireless systems.
    • A minimum 5 years (preferably 10 years) of experience generating business in wireless systems research.
    • Experience generating business with government research agencies.
    • Security Clearance is required.


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