Engineer: Systems

Systems Engineer – Electronic Warfare and Communications (Senior, Principal)


SRC, Inc. is currently seeking a Senior Principal Systems Engineers to support our Electronic Warfare and Communications Systems (EW&CS) team, on-site at an SRC facility. SRC facility locations include Syracuse, NY; Herndon, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Dayton, OH. SRC is a mission-driven, customer-focused, and collaborative organization, actively seeking individuals who align with these core values.    

What You’ll Do    

  • Collaborate with customers in Department of Defense, as well as industry, to define system capabilities and functionality for future EW&CS systems
  • Participate in business development activities, such as development of marketing briefings, white papers, and proposals (including cost estimates)
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, including customers, management, and other team members
  • Lead the development of EW&CS systems, including the definition of system requirements, architecture, and design
  • Develop EW&CS system simulations, models, and algorithms, and perform data analysis
  • Coordinate the integration of multiple EW&CS systems and subsystems to ensure seamless operation and performance
  • Support transition of EW&CS solutions from the digital, simulation space into physical HW/SW/FW implementations
  • Develop and maintain system-level documentation, including system requirements, architectural views, and test plans
  • Conduct trade studies and risk assessments to determine the most feasible and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ missions and requirements
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and trends in the field of Electronic Warfare and Communication Systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware, software, and test engineers, to ensure the successful deliveries of systems
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior engineers, and other team members
  • Plan, develop, and execute training to increase EW&CS talent depth in the engineering team
  • Support functional leadership in the Systems Engineering team by being a visible, and accessible technical leader in the group
  • Some travel required (~10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings

What You’ll Bring    

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a similar field and 15+ years of related experience in radar system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data analysis OR MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a similar field and 10+ years of related experience in radar system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data analysis
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; strong interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience/Expertise in the design, development, implementation, and integration of EW&CS systems, starting from customer requirements and CONOPS
  • Experience/Expertise in RF (Radio Frequency) engineering, signal processing, and digital communication systems
  • Experience/Expertise with system analysis in programming languages such as MATLAB, and Python
  • Experience/Expertise in traditional Systems Engineering processes, including requirements analysis, architecture development, trade studies, and risk management
  • Experience/Expertise in current and emerging Electronic Warfare technologies, systems, and techniques (including Electronic Support (ES), Electronic Protection (EP), Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), and Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM)
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning with a focus on integration of new and evolving technologies, capabilities, and innovations
  • Experience/Expertise with team leadership, and mentoring

Security Clearance Requirements    

  • Must be a U.S. citizen – applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for (and subsequently receive) access to classified information at the TS-SCI level

Ways to Stand Out    

  • Experience/Expertise in algorithm development and optimization
  • Experience/Expertise with system analysis in programming languages such as C, and C++
  • Experience/Expertise with Systems Engineering methodologies and tools such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and System Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Experience/Expertise with Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) principles and their application in the development of EW&CS systems

What Sets SRC, Inc. Apart?
SRC, Inc., a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible®. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of something truly meaningful — helping to keep America and its allies safe and strong. You’ll collaborate with more than 1,400 engineers, scientists and professionals — with 20 percent of those employees having served in the military — in a highly innovative, inclusive and equitable work environment. You’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes four or more weeks of paid time off to start, 10 percent employer contribution toward retirement, and 100 percent tuition support.   

Total compensation for this role is market competitive. The anticipated salary range for this position based out of Syracuse, NY is estimated at $164,000 to $228,000 annually. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s experience, skills, and abilities, geographic location as well as other business and organizational needs. SRC offers competitive benefit options, for more details please visit our website.    

Equal Opportunity

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  • Location Syracuse, New York Herndon, Virginia Fairborn, Ohio San Antonio, TX
  • Employment Type Full-Time Salaried
  • Experience Required 15+ Years
  • Education Required Bachelors Degree
  • Security Clearance Requirement Must meet eligibility requirements
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