Principal Electrical Engineer

Job Description
Principal Electrical Engineer and technical lead for Millimeter-wave (MMW) and other active radar systems
Diagnose MMW issues, analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW signal processing algorithms and hardware
Critically review,implement and test new signal processing and image processing techniques and algorithms

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide and implement technical solutions to MMW system problems
Grow into position as MMW technical lead / representative
Interact with other MMW experts and senior engineers
Help coordinate issue resolution between various engineering disciplines
Analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW performance and support MMW flight data analysis
Identify MMW signal processing algorithm and hardware issues as they arise
Help troubleshoot and diagnose MMW production issues at subsystem and RF processor levels
Improve production MMW subsystem tests and procedures
Grow into signal and image processing algorithm design subject matter expert (SME)
Grow into automatic target recognition (ATR), pattern recognition and classification SME
Senior Staff Electrical Engineer and technical lead for Millimeter-wave (MMW) and other active radar systems
Diagnose MMW issues, analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW signal processing algorithms and hardware
Critically review,implement and test new signal processing and image processing techniques and algorithms
Excellent understanding of radar or RF systems and their algorithms.
In-depth understanding and application of radar technical expertise.
Good understanding of detector theory and detection algorithms.
Knowledge of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Protection (EP) / Electronic Warfare (EW) preferred.
Good understanding of classification and pattern recognition techniques preferred.
Good understanding of Automatic Target Recognition techniques preferred.
Ability to determine causes of MMW system issues, both software and hardware, as well as provide solutions.
Independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments.
Innovative problem solving.
Works with minimal direction.

Basic Qualifications:
BS Engineering or Physics degree and at least5 years' experience; or an MS Engineering or Physics degree and at least3 years' in a radar related industry; or PhD. Skills in programming: Matlab required.
Demonstrated experience in the development and production of radar systems.
Ability to obtain Secret security clearance required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, and DoD contractor experience preferred.
  • Current/active Secret security clearance preferred.
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