RF Research Scientist

Huntsville, Alabama 35801
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  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Areté conducts research, development and operational capability development across the technology spectrum for a wide range of national security and commercial customers.  Areté applies hard science to hard problems to develop innovative solutions.  We execute cutting edge analysis in sensors, lasers, and modeling.  We also conduct field tests of our products and manufacture a variety of components.  An employee-owned company, Areté offers an exciting and challenging work environment with highly competitive compensation levels, a full benefits package and significant advancement opportunities. Our Huntsville, AL office is developing new capabilities in detection of airborne threats using radar and EO/IR sensors for missile defense and has an immediate opening for a RF Research Scientist.  This is an exempt non-supervisory full-time position.

The successful candidate will conduct research and development activities focused on passive and active Radio Frequency (RF) sensor technology exploitation that address the challenging mission requirements and emerging needs of our IC and DoD customers, both for existing systems and systems under development. Activities cover algorithm development and concept design for ground-based, shipboard, airborne, and space-based RF systems. Technical challenges cover a broad range of disciplines including novel waveforms that enable multiple missions, simulation and performance modeling, and optimal processing approaches. The selected candidate will be a key player in developing radar solutions critical to national security.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Research, design, develop and verify RF signal and image collection systems, and defines and develops processing and dissemination computer algorithms. Support Areté Research & Development efforts in Advanced RF Sensing through:
    • Developing novel solutions, significant enhancements and efficient implementations of signal processing algorithms for challenging mission applications
    • Researching, designing, and implementing advanced signal processing and RF system concepts that yield new capabilities addressing urgent customer needs
    • Implementing prototype solutions in software, utilizing the latest data exploitation techniques (including machine learning techniques)
    • Developing simulations and performance models that enable trade studies for radar systems
    • Technically supporting radar initiatives in multiple Business Areas across the company
    • Interfacing with and briefing technical solutions to customers and large peer groups
    • Travelling as necessary to support customer requirements

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in computer science, physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • Proficiency in prototyping solutions in C/C++, MATLAB and/or Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to work in a team with minimal supervision and agility to work multiple potentially disparate projects simultaneously
  • Proven capability to develop creative solutions to complex technical problems
  • Appetite to attack and solve interesting problems of critical importance to national security
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • RF system development experience including: signal processing, detection/estimation theory, algorithm development, software development, data analysis and/or modeling and simulation
  • Experience with SAR image formation, algorithms and exploitation concepts
  • Experience developing novel waveforms and associated signal processing algorithms
  • Experience with automatic target recognition technologies
  • Experience with modern machine learning techniques applied to sensor data exploitation
  • Familiarity with embedded processing (e.g. FPGA or CPU/GPU implementations)
  • Familiarity with formal software development processes and cloud computing paradigms
  • Experience supporting business capture activities
  • Active security clearance

Please submit your resume on-line at: http://www.arete.com. U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility

 

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact  Areté Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

Requirements

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in computer science, physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics
  • Proficiency in prototyping solutions in C/C++, MATLAB and/or Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to work in a team with minimal supervision and agility to work multiple potentially disparate projects simultaneously
  • Proven capability to develop creative solutions to complex technical problems
  • Appetite to attack and solve interesting problems of critical importance to national security
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • RF system development experience including: signal processing, detection/estimation theory, algorithm development, software development, data analysis and/or modeling and simulation
  • Experience with SAR image formation, algorithms and exploitation concepts
  • Experience developing novel waveforms and associated signal processing algorithms
  • Experience with automatic target recognition technologies
  • Experience with modern machine learning techniques applied to sensor data exploitation
  • Familiarity with embedded processing (e.g. FPGA or CPU/GPU implementations)
  • Familiarity with formal software development processes and cloud computing paradigms
  • Experience supporting business capture activities
  • Active security clearance

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