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Vadum’s focus is on innovative scientific research and development of  cutting edge technology.  We can’t break the laws of physics, but we do try to bend them.  Our staff has a broad background in RF, microwave, digital and mixed-signal systems design and high-precision electro-mechanical instrumentation.  We leverage this extensive background to develop novel solutions for our customers.  The environment at Vadum encourages creativity, innovation and teamwork with an overall focus on successful technology implementation.

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Located in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, Vadum offers competitive health and retirement benefits.  If you want to become part of our  results-oriented company, please apply for our open positions through our career portal.

Vadum Career Areas

Vadum is continually expanding its technological and operational expertise in the following areas:

Algorithm/Software Design

RF/Microwave Design

Electronic System Design

Mechanical System Design

Current Open Positions

Senior DSP Firmware Engineer

Vadum Inc. is seeking a highly motivated senior engineer with a strong background in analog, digital, and RF system design as it relates to digital signal processing. This person will play a leading role in the strategy and development of complex RF sensors, radars, measurement equipment, and electro-mechanical products for military applications. The position requires creativity, initiative, analytical thinking, solid organizational abilities, and interpersonal skills to facilitate effective interactions with internal and external customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Use multiple programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, etc.) to prototype and implement various DSP algorithms.
  • Independently develop signal processing chains starting with selection of ADC and/or DAC and ending with desired information products save to or read from disk.
  • Assist with part selection related to front-end noise figure, ADC/DAC dynamic range, bit-depth, sampling rate, and downstream processor/memory resource utilization.
  • Participate in all phases of development life cycle (requirements, block diagrams, integration, evaluation, and test activities).
  • Work in a matrixed team environment to define, lead, and design end-to-end solutions for advanced R&D projects.
  • Assist in generating technical proposals and estimates in support of applied research.
  • Coordinate aspects of the project to meet technical, schedule, and cost goals.
  • Operate with broad direction and require minimal supervision.
  • Interact with customers, development partners, and vendors.

Requirements:

  • Superior technical knowledge in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Track record for putting systems/products into fielded use.
  • Academic background in digital communication, signal processing, information theory, probability/statistics, estimation/detection, pattern recognition, optimization, image processing, and machine vision. Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence a plus.
  • Familiarity with software defined radio (SDR), modulation schemes, complex baseband, and radar fundamentals.
  • Ability to implement digital filters, perform time/frequency analysis, denoising, signal detection, channelization, beamforming, and interpolation/decimation from audio to RF.
  • Ability to perform bench-level bring-up and troubleshooting of data acquisition/signal processing chains using analog and RF test equipment.
  • Implementation knowledge and/or experience using FPGAs a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong initiative, attention-to-detail, highly organized, and personal commitment to quality.
  • Ability to work well on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate and explain DSP algorithm design methodology and system design decisions for both internal design documents and external reports or proposals.

Education (Degree(s) in either electrical/computer engineering, physics, or mathematics):  

Required – BS with 10+ years of relevant experience

Desired – MS with 10+ years relevant experience including system development and/or manufacturing interactions

Eligibility:

This position requires a Dept. of Defense security clearance and is therefore open only to:

  1. United States Citizens OR
  2. Permanent Residents already in possession of a Dept. of Defense security clearance.

The Department of Defense handles and adjudicates the security clearance process; there are no costs for the applicant.  Security clearance factors include allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

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Human Resources Manager

The Human Resource Manager will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including interviewing and on-boarding staff, assisting with management of compensation/benefits/leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications. Provide facilitation of HR related trainings to staff as needed.
  • Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Conducts or acquires applicant references, background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
  • Assists with the development, coordination and implementation of employee recognition programs, on-boarding programs, job description development, etc.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any HR issues that may arise.
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace.
  • Organize quarterly and annual employee performance reviews.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, and organizational chart.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Maintain US Citizenship.
  • Obtain Security Clearance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Desire to work as a team with a result driven approach.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related law, regulations and best practices.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS (Paylocity) and talent management systems.

Education/Training/Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  •  Five plus years of experience in human resources positions.
  •  SHRM-CP a plus.
  •  Experience in Paylocity preferred.

Physical demands

  •  Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times.

Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

It is the policy of Vadum to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.

Vadum is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of Vadum to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is the policy of Vadum to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Technical/Research Program Manager

Vadum is looking for a skilled leader of program teams from concept development through delivery.  We need your experience as our team grows.

As a Program Manager, you will –

  • Work with a technical team to help shape customer requirements; contribute to marketing strategy and pursuit of programs; and development of the opportunity pipeline
  • Assist in positioning for and capturing opportunities and lead subsequent resulting tasks
  • Contribute to the product development strategy of tactical EW analytics, distributed EW, streaming data processing, application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and early TRL defense technology development
  • Coordinate and work with a world-class engineering team and business developers to selectively commercialize Vadum’s technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams of technical and program personnel to execute the customer and Vadum vision for each program within cost, quality, and time constraints
  • Build customer relationships to create additional opportunities
  • Oversight of employees assigned to programs from technical and administrative perspective, implementing industry best practices to meet contract requirements
  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies and manage risks, address program problems, and develops mitigations/solutions
  • Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications
  • Actively participate in program definition and capture for existing and new customers
  • Serve as contract representative and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 3+ years of industry experience in a technical leadership or program management position for defense R&D software programs with experience in supervising personnel, technology assessment, systems design, system analysis, managing multiple technical programs including budgetary responsibility, planning and estimating work loading requirements, acquisition planning, communicating and interfacing with government customers
  • Ability to engage key client stakeholders to identify needs, and discuss Vadum capabilities and services
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary opportunity capture team in a matrixed organization with a collaborative and a team-centric culture
  • Excellent analytical and deep dive skills
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related scientific discipline
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with system engineering, machine learning or software architecture and implementation
  • Secret clearance preferred
  • MA or MS degree preferred

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES FROM SEARCH FIRMS

Vadum is looking for a skilled leader of program teams from concept development through delivery.  We need your experience as our team grows.

As a Program Manager, you will –

  • Work with a technical team to help shape customer requirements; contribute to marketing strategy and pursuit of programs; and development of the opportunity pipeline
  • Assist in positioning for and capturing opportunities and lead subsequent resulting tasks
  • Contribute to the product development strategy of tactical EW analytics, distributed EW, streaming data processing, application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and early TRL defense technology development
  • Coordinate and work with a world-class engineering team and business developers to selectively commercialize Vadum’s technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams of technical and program personnel to execute the customer and Vadum vision for each program within cost, quality, and time constraints
  • Build customer relationships to create additional opportunities
  • Oversight of employees assigned to programs from technical and administrative perspective, implementing industry best practices to meet contract requirements
  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies and manage risks, address program problems, and develops mitigations/solutions
  • Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications
  • Actively participate in program definition and capture for existing and new customers
  • Serve as contract representative and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 3+ years of industry experience in a technical leadership or program management position for defense R&D software programs with experience in supervising personnel, technology assessment, systems design, system analysis, managing multiple technical programs including budgetary responsibility, planning and estimating work loading requirements, acquisition planning, communicating and interfacing with government customers
  • Ability to engage key client stakeholders to identify needs, and discuss Vadum capabilities and services
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary opportunity capture team in a matrixed organization with a collaborative and a team-centric culture
  • Excellent analytical and deep dive skills
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related scientific discipline
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with system engineering, machine learning or software architecture and implementation
  • Secret clearance preferred
  • MA or MS degree preferred

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES FROM SEARCH FIRMS

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Sr Software Engineer

Vadum is seeking a Senior Signal Processing Engineer/Scientist to develop machine learning and complex signal processing algorithms. The individual should be capable of leading efforts or playing a key role in a variety of machine learning and algorithm development for next-generation applications; in radar, communications, and electronic warfare.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of innovative detection, estimation and classification algorithms and techniques for advanced applications.
  • Develop signal processing algorithms, waveforms and techniques that exploit and optimize radar, radio and EW architectures that take advantage of advanced radio frequency and processing technology.
  • Perform concept and performance trade studies and demonstrate developed capabilities for streaming data applications.
  • Develop prototype, and test sensor models and signal processing algorithms in detailed high-fidelity simulations written in C/C++, and MATLAB.
  • Operate with broad direction and minimal supervision.
  • Interact with customers and development partners.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, must be able to communicate and document, prepare and give briefings to customers and development partners.
  • Develop and prototype algorithms.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (such as C/C++, MATLAB, Python, Simulink).
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment to develop creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • Experience with digital signal processing, probability theory, stochastic signal processing and machine learning.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Electronic Warfare systems.
  • Radar, waveforms, radar signal processing.
  • Communication Simulators, Communications Jamming.
  • Wireless communication systems.
  • Knowledge of Kalman filtering, CNN, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, Adaptive Neural Networks, Belief Propagation, other machine learning algorithms.

Education Required: BS or above in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics or related

Eligibility:

This position requires a Dept. of Defense security clearance and is therefore open only to:

  • United States Citizens

The Department of Defense handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.  Security clearance factors include allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES FROM SEARCH FIRMS

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Software Engineer

Vadum Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual with a technical background in software development, that demonstrates strong personal commitment to quality and initiative to getting the job done. This person must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate and explain design decisions. This person will play a key role in development of machine learning and data fusion applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle (requirements analysis, high level design, detailed design, coding, unit test, integration, system level test).
  • Work in a team environment to design and develop software products
  • Develop software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation as required.
  • Operate with broad direction and requires minimal supervision.
  • Interacting with customers and development partners.
  • Coordinating aspects of the project to meet technical.

Skills & Experience desired:

  • Experience with programming languages (JAVA, C/ C++, Python/TensorFlow/Scikit-Learn, MATLAB, and ML frameworks)
  • Familiarity with streaming data processing frameworks such as Kafka / Spark/ Hadoop is a plus
  • Familiarity with Functional Programming concepts and styles a plus.

Education required: BS or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related

Eligibility:

This position requires a Dept. of Defense security clearance and is therefore open only to:

  • United States Citizens

The Department of Defense handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESUMES FROM SEARCH FIRMS

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Senior Technical Program Manager

Vadum is looking for a skilled leader to guide and lead its program management function and teams from concept development through delivery. We need your experience as our team grows.

In addition, as a leader and program manager, you will – 

  • Develop a deep understanding of, and help shape, customer requirements; contribute to marketing strategy and pursuit of programs; and development of the opportunity pipeline
  • Assist in positioning for and capturing opportunities and lead subsequent resulting tasks
  • Contribute to the product development strategy of tactical EW analytics, distributed EW, streaming data processing, application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and early TRL defense technology development
  • Coordinate and work with a world-class engineering team and business developers to selectively commercialize Vadum’s technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Build a team of technical and program personnel to execute the customer and Vadum vision for each program within cost, quality, and time constraints
  • Build customer relationships to create additional opportunities
  • Oversight of employees assigned to programs from technical and administrative perspective, implementing industry best practices to meet contract requirements
  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies and manage risks, address program problems, and develops mitigations/solutions
  • Presents formal and informal project status/plan briefings to the government and corporate managers through oral and written communications
  • Actively participate in program definition and capture for existing and new customers
  • Serve as contract representative and be responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including project planning, development and implementation according to cost, schedule, and technical (scope) requirements
  • Participate as a senior member of Vadum’s leadership team in growing and achieving its corporate goals in building the capabilities of the company and increasing its long-term value

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 10+ years of industry experience in a senior leadership position for defense R&D programs with experience in supervising personnel, technology assessment, systems design, system analysis, managing multiple technical programs including budgetary responsibility, planning and estimating work loading requirements, acquisition planning, communicating and interfacing with government customers
  • Knowledge of DoD appropriations and requirements processes
  • Ability to engage key client stakeholders to identify needs, and discuss Vadum capabilities and services
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary opportunity capture team in a matrixed organization with a collaborative and a team-centric culture
  • Ability to analyze current market needs and identify viable business development opportunities by understanding a diverse set of corporate capabilities and matching them up with client needs
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, computer science, math, physics or related scientific discipline, or Mathematics

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 5+ years of experience with tactical Electronic Warfare with any DoD service as an operator, technologist, or program manager
  • Experience as senior enlisted, military officer, or GS-14 or higher civilian, including working with DoD organizations supporting research and development (R&D), acquisition & fielding, tactics, technique, and procedure (TTP) development, or test and evaluation (T&E)
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • TS/SCI clearance preferred
  • MA or MS degree preferred
  • Hold a PMI certification

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Machine Learning- AI Engineer/Scientist

Vadum is seeking a Signal Processing Engineer/Scientist to develop machine learning and complex signal processing algorithms. The individual should be capable of playing a key role in a variety of machine learning and algorithm development for next-generation applications; in radar, communications, and electronic warfare.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of innovative detection, estimation and classification algorithms and techniques for advanced applications.
  • Develop signal processing algorithms, waveforms and techniques that exploit and optimize radar, radio and EW architectures that take advantage of advanced radio frequency and processing technology.
  • Perform concept and performance trade studies and demonstrate developed capabilities for streaming data applications.
  • Develop prototype, and test sensor models and signal processing algorithms in detailed high-fidelity simulations written in C/C++, and MATLAB.
  • Operate with broad direction and minimal supervision.
  • Interact with customers and development partners.

Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, must be able to communicate and document, prepare and give briefings to Program managers.
  • Develop and prototype algorithms.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (such as C/C++, MATLAB, Python, Simulink).
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment to develop creative solutions to technical challenges.
  • Coursework and/or experience with digital signal processing, probability theory, stochastic signal processing and machine learning.

Knowledge of any of the following desired:

  • Electronic Warfare systems.
  • Radar, waveforms, radar signal processing.
  • Communication Simulators, Communications Jamming.
  • Wireless communication systems.
  • Knowledge of Kalman filtering, CNN, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, Adaptive Neural Networks, Belief Propagation, other machine learning algorithms.

Education required:  

BS or above in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics or related

Eligibility:

This position requires a Dept. of Defense security clearance and is therefore open only to:

  • United States Citizens

The Department of Defense handles and adjudicates the security clearance process; there are no costs for the applicant.  Security clearance factors include allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

Apply Here

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