DSP Engineer – Leuven (B) or Thames Valley (UK)


We are looking for a DSP Software Engineer with at least 5 years’ commercial experience.  The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for delivering Layer-1 (PHY) Modem solutions for Wireless Networks.


Primarily, this role will be responsible for

  • Designing the PHY layer DSP algorithms such as, filters, correlators, synchronization, equalization, FEC
  • Developing baseband equivalent models for RF impairments, Array Signal Processing and the Propagation Channel, respectively
  • Developing fix-point sample accurate specification for DSP datapaths
  • Developing Code in Matlab, Python and C/C++
  • Following developments in 3GPP, 802.11, ECMA, ITU-R and other standards bodies
  • Writing documents and design notes; communicating and discussing progress


The successful candidate must have a strong background in Wireless Communications Research and Development.  They are expected to be a team player; one who is versatile, proactive and self-motivated with good inter-personal and social skills.

Following requirements are a must:

  • D or M.Sc in Wireless Communications; ideally in PHY layer topics
  • Demonstrable expertise in algorithm design
  • Strong mathematical skills and willingness to innovate and ‘think outside of the box’
  • Good understanding of well-known Wireless Communications standards, such as 4G, 5G, WiFi, ZigBee, UWB, LoRA, SigFox,…
  • Aptitude in real-time implementation of complex DSP algorithms and datapaths
  • Competence at writing and presenting technical content
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools, i.e., Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook etc

Following qualifications will make you stand out:

  • Prior experience in RTL (VHDL, Verilog) development for FPGA or ASIC
  • Working knowledge of RF solutions (analogue signal processing) and constituents such as PLLs, Quadrature Mixers, Analogue filters, Power Amplifiers, Mutual Coupling issues
  • Research publications or submissions at standards bodies

About Pharrowtech

Pharrowtech is a recent spin-off from the R&D center imec, headquartered in the dynamic
city of Leuven, Belgium. We design chip and antenna technology for next-generation
wireless systems in fixed internet access, VR/AR and ultra-high capacity links. Further
information on Pharrowtech can be found at pharrowtech.com.

We are currently looking for talented and enthusiastic new members to join our growing
multinational team. We offer a challenging job in a flexible work environment and an
attractive compensation package. Pharrowtech is an equal opportunity employer. We are
looking for candidates who best combine technical skills with deep-rooted team spirit,
regardless of race, gender, religion or any other factor not relevant for the job.

Leuven is an international city in the Flemish part of Belgium, serving as an innovation hub
and hosting the highly ranked KU Leuven University, the world-leading R&D center imec and
several other companies and startups.

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