Engineer: Systems

Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare and Communications

SRC, Inc., a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology, and ingenuity across our family of companies to deliver innovative, advanced defense solutions and products that are redefining possible®. Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories, and facilities we build, the people we hire, and the communities we support.

At SRC, we provide you the freedom and the resources to solve “impossible” problems in a collaborative work environment that integrates research, development, and manufacturing. We strive to proactively identify and eliminate barriers that prevent our employees’ full participation and are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable workplace for all our employees. When you join our team, you’ll be a part of something truly meaningful. You’ll join more than 1,300 engineers, scientists, and professionals — with 20 percent of those employees having served in the military — helping to keep America and its allies safe and strong.

In return, you’ll enjoy an inclusive work environment, receive a competitive salary, and experience a comprehensive benefits package that includes four or more weeks of paid time off to start, 10 percent of an employee’s compensation contributed toward retirement, and 100 percent tuition support.

SRC Inc. is currently seeking Principal Systems Engineers to support our Electronic Warfare and Communications Systems (EW&CS) team, on-site at an SRC facility. SRC is mission-driven, customer-focused, collaborative, and innovative space, and we are looking to find individuals who share those same values.

What you will do - Responsibilities
  • 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 bring to the team - Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or other relevant degree
  • At least 12 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Data Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Warfare, Communication Systems, and other relevant areas
  • 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

Ways to stand out - Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree and 10 or more years of experience is preferred
  • 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

Equal Opportunity

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, 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
  • Employment Type Full-Time Salaried
  • Experience Required 12+ Years
  • Education Required Bachelors Degree
  • Security Clearance Requirement TS/SCI
  • Travel % 10