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Perspecta Radar Engineer SME in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers’ unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Perspecta is seeking a Radar Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support radar research and development (R&D) efforts at one of the Army's R&D Centers of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

The Radar Engineering SME will have opportunities to impact the next generation of radar systems, signal & data processing technologies, algorithms, and electronic protection techniques in association with Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), (Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR,) and Moving Target Indicator (MTI), and Force Protection (Counterfire Target Acquisition (CTA)) radar systems. The SME must be a Senior Engineer with significant relevant experience in radar systems and technologies; signal processing techniques; and radar systems test and evaluation.

The SME shall provide technical expertise, mentoring and advice to government and contractor engineers in the following:

1) systems engineering

2) laboratory and field testing

3) concept evaluation

4) technology evaluation

5) measures of operational effectiveness

6) knowledge of both low and high frequency radar systems

7) advisement and engineering technical support

8) training and mentoring of junior engineers

9) perform trade studies.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or similar field, Master's Degree preferred.

  • 20+ years experience in radar system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data analysis 15+ years of systems engineering experience with radar, RF, and C4ISR systems

  • 10+ years of experience in the development of test plans, procedures and schedules, conducting tests, and generating reports detailing laboratory and field tests/demonstrations

  • Experience as a Senior Engineer providing technical oversight to radar development programs

  • Ability to conduct technical training and mentoring in a wide variety of radar concepts and radar-related topics

  • Experience in writing test procedures and data analysis, including customer acceptance testing in radar systems

  • Understanding of MATLAB, C/C++/C Sharp, or Java programming languages to develop algorithms and M&S environments

  • Experience in reviewing engineering design documentation and interface control documents

  • Experience in the preparation of technical reports, technical briefings, technical drawings, performance work statements, system developmental schedules, performance specifications, and requirements documentation, and in presenting results to senior management TS/SCI clearance preferred but at a minimum, must have active Secret clearance and be eligible for a Department of Defense TS/SCI level security clearance.

  • This position requires U.S. citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and possess and be able to maintain a Secret to TS/SCI Security Clearance, as a qualification and condition for employment.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO ( Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).