Radar Engineering Specialist

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. The Radar and Signal Systems Department comprises a diverse set of highly respected engineers and scientists, who provide matrix support to a variety of government space programs of national importance. The department utilizes knowledge of national systems, current technology, and engineering judgment to advise government program office personnel and internal Aerospace customers on technical matters relating to SAR remote sensing. Technical challenges cover a broad range of disciplines including antennas, the entire transmit and receive chain, radar system modeling, ground moving target identification, electronic warfare, maritime surveillance, image processing, algorithm development for advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar image products and exploitation.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Provide signal processing and system architecting expertise in the areas of Synthetic Aperture radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) system modeling and simulations
  • Develop unique solutions and efficient implementations of signal processing algorithms for challenging mission applications
  • Use common industry signal processing tools such as IDL, MATLAB, Python or C++ to analyze data and generate algorithms
  • Provide oversight, guidance and technical advice on customer projects involving digital signal processing and other real-time computationally intensive problems
  • Verify contractor designs, approaches, and overall system performance
  • Potential for broad range of problems and need to have the willingness to learn and tackle challenging problems
  • Generate periodic written reports and presentations to customer and Aerospace management
  • Communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, and senior leadership
  • Travel as necessary to support customer requirements


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, or another related technical discipline from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience post-bachelor's degree (time spent obtaining advanced degree counts toward this)
  • Ability to implement solutions to signal processing problems in languages such as IDL, MATLAB, C/C++, and Python
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Ability to work individually or in teams
  • This position requires U.S citizenship and current TS/SCI clearance


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced (Masters or Ph.D.) degree from an accredited program in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, or another related field.
  • Experience working with implementation and analysis of SAR systems
  • Broad range of computer skills/experience including LINUX development
  • Interest in working with experts in the fields of RF systems
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI access


Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect


We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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