Airborne RF Communications Systems Engineer (G11) (Security Clearance required)
Posted on: November 11, 2018
Raytheon Applied Signal Technology (RAST) seeks a systems engineer who will be responsible for leading the development, test and deployment of sensor platform products and systems, including sensors in the area of wireless communications receiving, processing, geolocation and exploitation. The sensor systems will be deployed on national and international aircraft, both manned and unmanned, in the performance of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions. This engineer will work closely with customers, senior leadership within RAST, other systems engineers and development engineers to understand customer objectives and requirements, and develop solutions from the conceptual stage through delivery and field deployment.The successful candidate will be able to:---Exhibit a unique degree of ingenuity, creativity & resourcefulness---Rapidly come up to speed on existing sensor products, systems and capabilities that relate to areas of new development---Understand manned and unmanned airborne platforms used for ISR by national and international military forces---Demonstrate a strong understanding of IC &/or DoD customer airborne SIGINT missions---Lead the technical engagement with the customer & associated stakeholders as well as provide consultation to other senior systems engineers, designers, program managers, and business leadership---Understand customer objectives and requirements, and conceptualize and put into practice new solutions ---Brief those solutions to the customer community as the customer concepts evolve into firmer requirements and expectations ---Work collaboratively with Engineering, Business Development, Program Management & technical staff to capture, plan & execute SIGINT program work---Lead proposal preparation and program definition ---Generate concrete plans for loosely defined and/or highly complex challenges to enable engineering teams to execute and deliver solutions accordingly---Lead teams of engineers to develop and integrate components and airborne platforms to form new solutions ---Maintain customer focus throughout the systems/product development lifecycle to ensure satisfaction of customer objectives within cost and schedule constraints ---Mentor less experienced and/or less knowledgeable engineers***This position can be staffed in Sunnyvale, CA, or Annapolis Junction, MD***Required Skills: ---Minimum of 10 years of experience in systems engineering and product development for ISR missions on manned and unmanned airborne platforms---Practical experience in the development and deployment of advanced sensor products and systems for airborne platforms, including involvement with development and integration of software, electrical, and/or mechanical products/systems---Experience leading cross-discipline (e.g. software, electrical and mechanical) engineering teams to develop, integrate and deploy advanced sensor products and systems for airborne platforms---Experience in applying knowledge in the airborne SIGINT domain, including missions, technologies and air/ground segment architectures & implementations, to synthesize approaches to meet customer challenges and CONOPs---Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: airborne sensors, wideband collection techniques, real time embedded software systems, direction finding & geolocation, signal analysis, ground processing / exploitation / dissemination systems, data bases, operator GUIs, & command & control---In-depth knowledge and expertise with ISR airborne sensors, missions, and manned and unmanned airborne platforms ---Practical experience with ISR airborne systems integration---Practical knowledge and experience with antennas, RF propagation and receivers---Ability to lead a technical, cross-functional, geographically dispersed team & oversee the complete development life cycle from requirements analysis, through detailed hardware & software design, to system integration / test / verification / validation, & fielding---Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills---Strong presentation and collaboration skills, especially in working with senior leadership, and external customers---Able to travel as needed (-25%)---Active Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearanceU.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employmentDesired Skills: ---MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent ---12+ years of experience working with the airborne ISR community ---Active TS/SCI clearance---Strong understanding of airborne ISR sensor antennas, propagation, receivers, signal processing concepts, flight-certified hardware and COTS software---Understanding of wireless communications signal processing including the following areas: antennas, propagation, receivers, modulation and demodulation, direction finding and 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards/protocols (e.g. GSM, GPRS, CDMA, EVDO, WCDMA, LTE)---Experience and knowledge of DF and geolocation techniques, and demonstrated knowledge of associated error sources---Experience in development and implementation of signal processing algorithms, application software and embedded software for hardware platforms---Experience in development of communications systems architectures---Experience writing proposals and ROMs---Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities Required Education: ---BS Electrical Engineering or equivalentThis position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons 125224
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