Jr. Systems Engineer / Scientist

Aerospace, Algorithm, Algorithms, Analysis, Bash, CASE, Data Analysis, Development, Genetic, IEEE, Linux, Management, Matlab, Modeling, Perl, Physics, Programming, Python, Scientific, Security, Solaris, Surveillance, Validation
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Title: Jr. Systems Engineer / Scientist

Requisition ID: ES20171705-18983

Location: Herndon, VA



The Harris Surveillance and Automation Solutions (S&AS) Group is a recognized, vibrant, and growing organization providing unsurpassed engineering, management, operations, implementation, and information solutions for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and commercial Air Traffic Control services providers.

Harris is seeking an experienced Engineer/Scientist for support of multiple aviation services projects.  This position includes the execution of tasks from multiple projects lead/systems engineers.


Design & Modeling of key algorithms for aviation surveillance and conflict detection systems, including:
  • Surveillance Multi Sensor Tracking
  • Multilateration
  • State Estimation and Propagation
  • Target Track & Plot Correlation
  • Predictive models for aircraft trajectories that include integration of aircraft performance models, meteorological data, and flight plan intent information
  • Target Track Flight Plan Conformance Detection and conformance guidance computations
  • Multi Target Track Conflict Detection & resolution guidance computations
  • Target Validation & Anti-Spoofing measures
  • Orbital Space Vehicle Tracking and Propagation

Systems Safety case participation including Systems Availability Analysis

Data Analysis:
  • Processing of large scale geospatial and temporal dataset using open-source software (e.g. R, Python…)
  • Experience with implementation of open-source Machine Learning algorithms

Proposal Technical Volume writing and review


  • BS in Mathematics, Physics or Aerospace Engineering background
  • 0-2 years related experience
  • Experience with software/algorithm development
  • Scientific/algorithmic programming (MATLAB, C, etc.)

  • Other scripting languages (e.g.  perl, bash, python, etc.)
  • IEEE 15288 and/or IEEE 12207 Process Experience
  • Linux, Solaris OS experience
  • Cluster computing
  • Wave propagation, antenna design


Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Position Id : ES20171705-18983
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