Senior Radar Modeling and Simulation Engineer - Huntsville, AL - SEAL

Huntsville, AL 35801

Job Description

The Air and Missile Defense Division (AMDD) of GTRI in Huntsville, AL is seeking senior-level engineers and scientists who are interested in a career in RF sensors applied to air and missile defense applications. As a researcher in the Air and Missile Defense Division (AMDD), candidates will support independent assessment and analysis of advanced Active Electronically Steered Array (AESA) radars with digital beamforming and advanced hardware/algorithmic-based capabilities for Electronic Protection, Clutter Mitigation, Classification, and other leading-edge capabilities. Candidates will interact with the government sponsors by supporting Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Working Groups (WGs), or similar venues. Candidates will lead the GTRI efforts in assessing the capabilities and limitations of contractor-provided Digital and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) Models and Simulations (M&S). The candidate will advise the government if additional solutions are needed to support radar sell-off to the government and will provide specific recommendations on acquiring those solutions if warranted. The candidate will propose internal GTRI development of M&S solutions, if appropriate, and will provide leadership in the development of the solutions. The candidate will assist the government in developing, executing, and assessing ground and flight tests in support of formal U.S. Army Material Release acceptance of the radar(s) for warfighter use.

Job Duties

  • Providing radar Digital and HWIL M&S Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support directly to the government sponsor
  • Independently assessing and analyzing contractor M&S solutions
  • Analyzing and evaluating sensor system performance using M&S solutions
  • Supporting and leading applied research efforts related to radar M&S
  • Supporting radar test planning and data analysis in the context of U.S. Army Material Release needs
  • Generating briefings and technical reports
  • Managing tasks and projects to include budgets, staff, and deliverables
  • Supporting business development activities to include the generation of briefings, white papers, and proposals

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 12 years of relevant experience is required
  • Candidates should have a fundamental understanding of one or more of the following subject areas:
    • Radar,
    • Microwave components,
    • Control theory,
    • Signal processing,
    • Random processes,
    • Fourier analysis, or
    • Parameter estimation
  • Proficiency in MATLAB
  • Candidates must be excellent communicators and have a willingness to brief their work to outside organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with radar systems and signal processing

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Senior Radar Modeling and Simulation Engineer - Huntsville, AL - SEAL

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