Engineer: Systems

Systems Engineer (Senior, Principal - Radar)


SRC, Inc. is currently seeking Senior Principal Systems Engineers to support our Sensor Systems 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   

  •  Guide the technical direction of our current radar programs and influence future radar system development
  • This position will involve the design and analysis of signal and data processing technologies, algorithm development, electronic protection techniques, and serve as one of the primary interfaces with upper management and SRC’s customers
  • Provide technical expertise, mentoring, training, and advice to junior engineers, and upper management. This position will involve a variety of different technologies and missions including pulse-Doppler radar, Continuous Wave (CW) radar design, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Foilage/Obstruction Penetrating radar (FOPEN/OPEN), Air Surveillance, Counter Battery, and Counter UAS systems
  • Collaborate with customers in Department of Defense, as well as industry, to define system capabilities and functionality for future radar systems
  • Participate in business development activities, such as development of marketing briefings, white papers, and proposals (including cost estimates)
  • Lead the development of radar systems, including the definition of system requirements, architecture, and design
  • Develop EW&CS system simulations, models, and algorithms, and perform data analysis
  • 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 radar
  • Plan, develop, and execute training to increase radar system engineering 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
  • Experience in conducting technical training and mentoring in workplace environment
  • Experience in writing technical reports, creating technical drawings, system developmental schedules, and performance specifications, and in presenting to management and customers
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; strong interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience in performing analysis and algorithm development using MATLAB, C/C++, or Python
  • Experience/Expertise in traditional Systems Engineering processes, including requirements analysis, architecture development, trade studies, and risk management

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 up to the TS-SCI level

Ways to Stand Out    

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or a similar field
  • Experience/Expertise with Systems Engineering methodologies and tools such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and System Modeling Language (SysML)

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 $207,000 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

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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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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