Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer

Columbia, MD
May 15, 2017
May 29, 2017
Engineering, Military
Full Time
The Systems Engineering Group is seeking a Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer. SEG provides an intellectually stimulating environment with excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth. Responsibilities will include:Developing requirements for and designs of missile terminal homing RF seekersActive and passive seeker design including antenna, transmit and receive subsystemsDevelop and use tools to model existing missile RF seekers and examine potential designsDevelop and implement RF detection processingDevelop and implement Automatic gain control algorithmsDevelop and implement Track loop processing algorithmsDevelop and implement Target identification/discrimination algorithmsDevelop and implement Electronic countermeasure protectionDevelop and implement Gimbal-server control loop algorithmsAnalyze, Design, and Implement Waveforms and associated signal processing designAnalyze, Design, and Implement ECCM features eg HOJ, guard channel, LPI, etc. and associated decision logicPresent technical work to group members, management, and customersWrite technical memos and white papers that summarize research, threat capabilities, or other areas of interest or concernProvide a technical expertise at meetings with DoD officials, laboratories, and industry partnersParticipate in design reviews for Naval AAW and MDA BMD systemsRequired SkillsRequired Qualification:B.S. Required, prefer MS or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering degree15+ years of relevant experienceStrong background in seeker RF detection processing, automatic gain control, track loop processing, target identification/discrimination, electronic countermeasure protection, gimbal-server loop controlUnderstanding of RF fuzing, guided-integrated fuzingAbility to work independently or on a teamDemonstrated ability to communicate well through written documentation and oral presentationsAbility to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or higher-level clearanceDesign and analysis experience in RF antennas, front ends and transmitters.Knowledge of active, passive and semi-active homing.Experience with various radar waveforms and their associated processing.Experience in the design and development of signal processing, in both analog and digital domains.Experience in the design and development of guidance control loops and filtering.Knowledge of mixed signal (digital and analog) circuits and MMICs.Experience with radar and antenna testing.Familiarity with flight testing.Detailed knowledge of detection, detection errors and ambiguity resolution.Knowledge of interfaces between seeker and missile (RF datalinks, uplink/downlinks).Familiarity with handoff between missile and (ground/ship based) combat system.Familiarity with command guidance.Familiarity with terminal control of missiles and warheads (impact, detonation), fuzing and safety systems.Superb analytical, logical, and problem-solving skillsStrong computational skills (C/C++, Fortran, MATLAB, or equivalent) required, with parallel processing experience preferredMust flourish in an open and collaborative environmentHighly motivated and driven Company Overview:Systems Engineering Group, Inc. (SEG) is a highly regarded and leading provider of missile systems engineering and analysis. Principal customers include the US Navy, Missile Defense Agency, AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense Program, and Program Executive Offices for Integrated Warfare Systems and Ships. SEG is headquartered in Columbia, MD and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephonics Corporation. SEG provides excellent benefits and outstanding growth opportunities. Benefits:SEG's benefit package include Major Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance. SEG has a generous 401k with company match. In additional to generous vacation leave and sick leave SEG offers a flexible work schedule. We are an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic. Reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to, that which may enable individuals with disabilities and special disabled veterans to perform the essential functions of this position.Required ExperienceJob LocationColumbia, MD

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