Radar System Engineer
Overview: Collaborates with a team to conduct interference/electromagnetic compatibility testing. Assesses system specification, performance criteria, and site-specific configurations to develop test methodologies and procedures. Coordinates with site personnel and counterparts to perform all test activities. Conduct post-test analysis, and communicate results, conclusions, and recommendations at reviews. Interface with counterparts in the technical community to review all plans and results. May occasionally be tasked to collaborate with NOAA representatives to coordinate sharing with the system of air traffic control and DoD radars to ensure compatibility. Duties & Responsibilities: Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical products. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff. Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff. Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. May author or co-author technical reports. Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor. Prior experience designing radar systems Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers. Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities. Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned. Required Skills: Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise. Experience with weather radar preferred. Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software. Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) experience highly preferred *Active Secret Clearance required (will need to obtain Top Secret while in position)* Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline Master's degree preferred. 5-7 years relevant work experience.