radar | Embedded Systems Engineer in Salinas, CA

Embedded Systems Engineer

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • $127,230.00 - 186,920.00 / Year *
  • 638 New Deal Ave
  • Salinas, CA 93905
  • Full-Time

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The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group develops and demonstrates tactically relevant space situational awareness (SSA) technology in support of space security. The group focuses on the techniques, operational concepts, and advanced sensor systems that obtain timely and predictive information about space objects. Advanced technologies relevant to this focus area include state-of-the-art electro-optical and radar sensors employing advanced algorithms in bistatic, multistatic, and SAR/ISAR architectures for tactical search, custody, and characterization of space objects.The group's diverse team of scientists and engineers have expertise in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, physical science, applied mathematics, and various engineering backgrounds. Technical staff with multidisciplinary expertise lead these efforts in system concept development, prototype system design, experimental field testing, signal processing algorithm design, data analysis, and exploitation in support of real-world operations. Job DescriptionThe Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group is looking for an embedded systems engineer to develop real-time high-rate sampling systems, digital signal processing algorithms, and feedback and control algorithms for radar and electronic warfare applications. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of VHDL or Verilog, along with demonstrated skill in simulation and implementation of pipelined, parallel, and multi-rate processing techniques. Principal areas of research include digital radio frequency memory, software defined radio, precision timing generation, digital signal processing, direct digital synthesis, and digital design. The successful candidate will design, implement, test, and debug complex sensor-system software and firmware and contribute to the formulation of overall architectures and approaches for the creation of sensor systems in lab and field-site environments.Requirements:M.S. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline. In lieu of an M.S., a B.S. with 3 years of relevant experience will be consideredThe ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) TS/SCI security clearanceProven ability to address a broad range of problems in a dynamic team environment and demonstration of communication and briefing skills are requiredStrong programming skills and Linux operating system knowledgeStrong background in digital signal processing methodsPrior experience with the latest FPGA architectures and development toolsStrong VHDL or Verilog programming skillsPrevious experience in electronic warfare is desiredThe Advanced Sensors and Techniques group??s research and development efforts focus on advanced sensors for space surveillance applications, development of tactical SSA techniques, automated image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning, applications of multi-sensor data fusion, and decision support. To ensure the relevance of all the group's efforts, we forward deploy staff at key space command centers to tightly integrate with real-world operations. We are seeking an analyst to promote advanced space control capabilities from the JSpOC and 18th SPCS at Vandenberg AFB. This analyst will perform and promote continuous development of remote sensing capabilities and the analysis of collected data in support of space control decision making. The analyst will be the local lead for Lab participation all JFCC Space operations. As such, they will be the principal liaison to the units and operators for planning and execution of exercises as well as for coordination of Lab reachback. Duties include on-site support for anomaly resolution, software build content development, and reachback. The analyst will support the design, development, installation and testing of Lab provided software and hardware as required. Candidates should have knowledge of and experience in orbital mechanics in both Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous (GEO) regimes. Candidates should also have experience with management and/or acquisition of developing and delivering new satellite systems. Candidates must have the ability to self-study, complete assignments independently and in a team environment, and effectively present results. Candidates should be comfortable interfacing with sponsors, contractor partners, and vendors that have overlapping responsibilities but varied degrees of familiarity with orbital dynamics and SSA data processing techniques. Can didates with experience in SSA data processing techniques will be given special consideration. Requirements: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline with 5+ years of experience is required. On-site hire to the Laboratory??s field site at Vandenberg AFB, CAExperience/education in JSpOCExperience in LEO and GEO regime satellite operationsOperations and/or management experience with intelligence communityA basic understanding of optics and/or radar to support SSA data collection and exploitationThe ability to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearanceAbility to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.Candidate with existing active SCI is desired.This is a 2 year term appointment.MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
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