Senior Radar Systems Engineer


Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 109606


DRS RADA Technologies, a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is focused on proprietary radar solutions and legacy avionics systems supporting the defense industry globally. The company is a global pioneer of AESA tactical radars for active military protection, counter-drone applications, critical infrastructure protection, and border surveillance. 

Job Summary

The Radar Systems Engineer will be responsible for the definition of radar system architectures, the development of concepts of operations for the radar system, the design of radar processing algorithms, and the development and decomposition of system, hardware and software requirements, and support integration of radars into counter-defensive systems.

Opportunities also exist to perform statistical analysis of the radar system performance using real and/or simulated data. Work is performed in a dynamic and collaborative development environment in support of multiple research and development efforts, working with internal and external customers across related programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Algorithm Development

  • Signal Processing and Waveform Design

  • Electronic Protection Methods

  • Phased Array and Digital Beamforming Technology

  • Radar Search, Track and Discrimination Design

  • Statistical and Numerical Analysis of Radar Performance Data

  • Integration and test of large systems

  • Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Development

  • Involved with the analysis, design, development and implementation of new and/or existing systems/sub-systems.  May include Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, or others.  Determine system specifications.  Support acquisition of hardware and software (or subcontractor services as needed). 

  • Responsible for driving technology and completion of activity on time and budget

  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems 

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments

  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel

  • May mentor and coach the work of others as assigned

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of experience related to Systems/Software Engineering architecture, requirements, determination, development, and implementation
  • DOD Secret level clearance or ability to obtain a clearance
  • Experience leading the development of systems engineering artifacts such as System/Subsystem Requirements Documents (SRD), Architecture Diagrams, Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), and Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP).
  • Ability to interact with customers to define requirements, solutions, trades, costs, implementation, system impacts, and effectiveness
  • Experience working with Matlab, DOORS, Cameo System Modeler
  • Proven ability to develop technical solutions to complex issues

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior systems engineering experience on US DoD projects utilizing Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • Familiar in architecture, hardware, software, and system integration of AESA radars
  • Experience with radar system concepts; detection, discrimination, track and signal processing algorithms and their behaviors and performance
  • Familiarity with some of the different missions our radars can conduct active protection, vehicle protection, hostile fire detection, counter-UAV, counter-UAS, all-threat air surveillance and 3D perimeter surveillance.
  • Ability to create and deliver both informational and technical briefings; Technical writing experience, in generating technical documents in support of program and proposal documentation, to include CONOPS, Test Plans, etc.
  • Experience with the development and coding of system models, algorithms, test vectors and analysis tools in support of analyzing radar requirements and performance
  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack/Electronic Protection techniques
  • Experience with using Jira as a task management and issue tracking tool
  • Experience with Agile and DevOps

U.S. Citizenship required. This position requires an active DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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