Lead Systems Analyst

  • STR
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Jan 19, 2023
Full time

Job Description

The Sensors Division at STR focuses on technology development for advanced sensor systems, particularly in the areas of airborne/surface-based radar, electronic warfare, underwater acoustics, hyperspectral imaging, and EO/IR sensing. Within this role, we develop full system prototypes, experimental campaigns, and technology components. Roles within the Sensors Division include RF analog/digital hardware, acoustic hardware, signal processing algorithms, machine learning algorithms, tracking/fusion, as well as real-time embedded processor implementation.

The Advanced Architectures and Algorithms (AAA) Group within the Sensors Division develops advanced signal processing and waveforms, machine learning, tracking/fusion algorithms, and resource management algorithms for next-generation ground-based, airborne, and space-based radar systems and EO/IR systems. We implement, characterize, and deploy these algorithms onto prototype demonstration systems as well as operational systems. Our main customer focus is on Air Force and DARPA research programs.

The AAA Group is seeking a senior-level Systems Analyst to help lead high-performing multidisciplinary teams developing and characterizing the impact of advanced concepts and algorithms on the performance and survivability of operational systems in a variety of scenarios. You will work with scientists and engineers to design and implement algorithmic solutions to challenging national security problems. You will be responsible for designing and enhancing the software architecture required to evaluate these solutions in large-scale scenarios with multiple threat systems, including modern/mobile air defenses. You will also contribute to the design and implementation of engineer-facing tools and processes to facilitate long-term software development. Additionally, you will be responsible for technical leadership and mentoring of other engineers in performing technical tasks as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working as part of a small, focused team to architect, develop, implement, and test large-scale physics-based simulations to evaluate system performance in operationally-relevant scenarios.
  • Implementing event and agent-based modeling in C/C++ from verified algorithms written in higher-level languages such as Matlab.
  • Developing expertise in the capabilities of current and future US and threat weapon systems and platforms
  • Maintaining and extending simulation tools to carry out high-level and detailed physics-based evaluations of system performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • MS or PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Object oriented programming skills in C/C++
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and/or Python as well as other higher-level languages
  • Expertise in large-scale physics-based simulations
  • Experience using source code management (Git, Subversion)
  • 5+ years of programming experience
  • Software design/architecting team leadership experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level
  • Experience with radar and/or EO/IR systems
  • Familiarity with AFSIM, NGTS, or other large-scale simulation tools
  • Operational experience with US Air Force and threat platforms, sensors, and weapon systems
  • Experience with algorithm optimization and extension, especially radar or remote sensing
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences

STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us. Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at appassist@str.us and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.