Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.
Looking to make a difference developing disruptive technologies? BAE Systems FAST Labs™ leads the way with opportunities for tackling the Defense and Intelligence Communities’ hardest problems with innovative software and hardware solutions. FAST Labs™, the research arm of BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems, is looking for a RF Signal Processing Research Scientist to join their RF Exploitation research group. The RF Exploitation research group works on programs and problems that involve active and passive radar processing and exploitation. Technology areas include adaptive signal processing, optimization, detection & estimation, information theory, and automatic target recognition (ATR). These technologies are developed to apply to the domains of communications, radar, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, spectrum organization and optimization, to name a few.
The RF Exploitation research group is part of BAE Systems’ FAST Labs™ division, which is heavily involved in advanced research concepts primarily from the various government research labs and organizations, including DARPA and IARPA. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of research & development, from the initial concept development and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through the execution and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems’ business areas and products. Team members are typically involved in multiple simultaneous programs with roles including technical leadership, algorithm design, analysis, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve small teams of principal engineers and academically strong researchers.
This position can be based out of our Burlington, MA or Merrimack, NH facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities with some travel required.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status and eligibility to obtain a US security clearance.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
A Secret clearance is required
Education: Major in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics; or related field; MS + 6 years, or PhD + 4 years
RF Signal/Image Processing Experience/Expertise in one or more of the following:
- Active and passive radar processing and exploitation
- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Formation Processing (IFP)
- Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)
- Adaptive signal processing / optimization
- Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)
- Polarimetric Radar
- Algorithm development / data analysis
- Onboard radar processing
- Space-Based Radar
- Modeling & Simulation
- Object detection, tracking and classification
- RF, EO, IR, and hyperspectral phenomenology
- Expertise in MATLAB
- Experience with parallel computing and algorithm or optimization (e.g. CUDA, OpenCL)
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
- Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI desired
- Experience/ Expertise with (one or more): C++, CUDA, Python is highly desirable
- Experience with Linux OS highly desirable
- Experience with Real-Time embedded Software System Integration highly desirable
Other Desired Skills:
- Writing proposals, Whitepapers, Tech-Marketing to DoD / IC customers
- Technical presentations to DoD / IC customers
- Program Management
- Technical Team Leadership
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.