Research engineer job search (Looking for advice)
I’ve been at Northrop on the east coast for 2 years now with a MS in Electrical engineering. My current job title is “research and development engineer” working on new LiDAR systems. I’m starting to apply to research engineer positions at other companies (Amazon, Google, Uber, Lyft etc.) but I’m having a lot of trouble landing any interviews. I have currently sent out around 15-20 applications.
My core skillset includes: Matlab, signal processing, wavelet analysis, compressive sensing, sparse representation, LiDAR systems
I have 6 months of experience with python and machine learning from a graduate course I took in college and I’ll dabble occasionally with neural networks at work to demonstrate proof of concept. Additionally I am quite rusty at object oriented programming although I have learned it in school. Sometimes I’ll use it in Matlab but mostly, I work with scripts.
I would greatly appreciate recommendations on what desirable skills I could improve on or add to my “tool belt”, jobs postings that I should apply for, and overall advice about anything!
Thanks in advance!