Algorithms/Controls Engineer

Arlington, VA
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Immediate Opportunity to join a pioneering research and development environment working as the teams new Algorithms/Controls Engineer. This is a Direct Hire position in Arlington, VA. If you are interested in learning more about Sparks Group and the opportunity, please submit your resume today.


  • Apply modern control and optimization techniques to distributed system
  • Develop algorithms for distributed sensor and C2 networks operating in dynamic and uncertain environments
  • Characterize the open-loop and closed-loop stability of nonlinear systems via analysis and experimentation
  • Mechanists modeling of phenomena across diverse domains including, but not limited to, computational systems, networks, and RF systems
  • Design and implement state estimators and filters and perform sensor fusion across multiple sensor sources
  • Work with internal/external teammates to implement the algorithms in real hardware
  • Help develop new tools and technologies for developing and analyzing robust distributed control systems

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Masters in PhD in relevant technical field (Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, etc.) OR a Bachelor's degree with significant applicable experience
  • 5+ years of experience working with real systems with a focus on controls or algorithmic development
  • Established background working in research environments with an ability to understand customer needs and develop operationally relevant systems
  • Experience in several programming languages such as C/C++, MATLAB, or Java
  • Due to government requirement, only US Citizens will be considered for this role
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance: will accept a US Citizen who is clearable

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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