Senior Scientist Electrical Engineer (Underwater Acoustics -Sonar)
Description: L3Harris Adaptive Methods in Herndon, VA is seeking a Senior Scientist Electrical Engineer to join our Signal Processing Advanced Development Group. Adaptive Methods is a leading provider of advanced sonar signal processing solutions for the US Navy. Sample technologies include adaptive beamforming, adaptive detection processing, and information extraction for decision/classification. Our algorithms are driven by analysis of real sonar data and we work closely with our customers to solve their most pressing needs. In this role, you will be part of a small team of highly capable engineers and scientists at Adaptive Methods providing advanced sonar solutions to the US Navy and other business partners and customers. The Senior Scientist Electrical Engineer will lead the development of advanced algorithms in a prototype environment (Matlab, etc.), demonstrate their effectiveness with real data, and assist transitioning technologies to a real-time tactical implementation. You will interact with senior leaders (technical and management) at Adaptive Methods and other L3Harris Maritime organizations as needed to help shape new business strategies, and the ability to provide innovative solutions is required.The ideal candidate is expected to have a strong track record in proposal development and subsequent contract execution. Candidates must demonstrate a solid understanding of underwater acoustics and sonar sensor technologies. RESPONSIBILITIES: Design and development of sensor systems technologies to include array design, sensor signal processing, beamforming, acoustic communications, and automated detection / classification processingTechnical direction of sensor systems technology development, performance prediction and assessment, and application programsPreparation and conduct of oral presentation and demonstration of Adaptive Methods technology products to current and potential military/commercial customers, symposia, and government-industry technical working groupsCompetitive technical proposal preparationREQUIRED JOB SKILLS AND EDUCATION: MS or PhD in Signal Processing, Underwater Acoustics or related field10+ years of research and/or applications development experience in sonar sensor systems technologiesUnderwater acoustic sensor/system performance analysisMatlab software developmentExcellent and verifiable customer and industry peer-group communications skillsProposal preparation experience DESIRABLE JOB SKILLS: Acoustic and non-acoustic sensor detection and classificationUnderwater acoustic communicationsUnderwater acoustic propagation modeling, including familiarity with tools such as Bellhop, NSPE, CASS/GRAB, WaveQ3D, etc.Adaptive beamforming or environmentally adaptive signal processingVector SensorsTechnical/Journal peer-reviewed publications in one or more of the sensor systems technology areas.