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Radar Engineer

ECS is seeking a Radar Engineer to work in our Dahlgren, VA office.  
Job Description:

Provide Systems Engineering Support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department Radar Systems Division B40. 

Opportunities include requirements development, software verification, system integration support, antenna design, radar performance testing and analyses, signal processing, and radar operations support.  Specific NSWCDD programs and tasks include:
1. Dual-Band Radar
  • Radar System Engineering:  recommend, review and approve design changes to assist NSWCDD in the verification of system functionality.  Support integration of NSWC radar systems and subsystems.
  • Radar Certification Support:  Collect and maintain the databases required to support Mission Readiness Assessments (MRA), interim assessments and final certification. Support Combat System certification and authorization events. 
  • Radar System & Software Verification:  Conduct analyses on collected test data from multiple NSWC systems supporting verification testing and recommend solutions for newly uncovered issues.
  • Software Support Activities:  Execute the acquisition plan to provide post certification Software Support Activity (SSA) functionality by the government, and onsite government support to the Combined Software Delivery 6 (CSD) testing at Wallops Island Engineering Test Center (WIETC). 
  • Ship Test Engineering Support:  Provide on-site RF engineering support for testing on the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS), and support radar integration and test onboard DDG 1000.
1. Enhanced Coherent Data Collection System (ECDCS)
  • Provide shipboard and/or land based support as ECDCS subject matter expert both in-port and underway.
  • Support ECDCS equipment installation/removal at ship sites and land based sites.
  • Design and develop ECDCS hardware and firmware systems.
  • Travel as needed to support ECDCS efforts, to include embarking on USN vessels.
  • ODC Material Purchase items:  Small purchase procurements due to emergent unknown issues arising during the installs that require special tools and additional materials.
  • Provide engineering support for the adaptation of the off-line external calibration analysis tool, Calibration Offline Analysis Tool (COAT), which is needed to process medium band (MB) data collected using ECDCS. This includes building a capability to read and format MB A/D data from the 10Gb ECDCS binary files for use by COAT.
  • Provide analysis results on Radar I/Q data collected from ECDCS. To include performing pulse compression.
Required Skills:
  • Minimum of two years of experience in complex radar system engineering, design, analysis, or radar software development;
  • Solid technical background as demonstrated by certifiable experience formulating opinions, decisions and ultimate performance of the tasks specified in a contract statement of work;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to perform detailed and complex calculations and knowledge of practices/principles necessary to assess advanced radar systems concepts, assess specifications and perform system integration.
  • MATLAB experience is highly desired.
  • REQUIRED: Active SECRET or higher clearance
  • PREFERRED:TOP SECRET clearance with SSBI within the last 5 years.
  • Interim clearances are acceptable but candidate must obtain SECRET within 180 days.
  • REQUIRED:  Bachelor’s, Masters, or Ph.D degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following fields of study: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineer, Electronics Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics.
  • PREFERRED:  Bachelor’s, Masters, or Ph.D degree from an a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum in one of the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineer, Electronics Engineering.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years if Candidate has a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • Minimum 8 years if Candidate has a Master’s degree; or
  • Minimum 5 years if Candidate has a Ph.D degree.
ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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