Radar Signal Processing Engineer - Senior MTS | The Aerospace Corporation

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Position Location: 
El Segundo, CA
Job Description: 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Radar Processing and Analysis Department comprises a diverse set of highly respected engineers and scientists, who provide matrix support to a variety of government space programs of national importance. The department utilizes knowledge of national systems, current technology and engineering judgment to advise government program office personnel and internal Aerospace customers on technical matters relating to SAR remote sensing. Technical challenges cover a broad range of disciplines including antennas, the entire transmit and receive chain, radar system modeling, ground moving target identification, electronic warfare, maritime surveillance, image processing, algorithm development for advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar image products and exploitation. 

For questions on this requisition, contact Dr. Grant Karamyan, Associate Director of Radar Processing and Analysis Department, at grant.g.karamyan@aero.org


  • Provide signal processing and system architecting expertise in the areas of SAR system modeling and simulations
  • Develop unique solutions and efficient implementations of signal processing algorithms for challenging mission applications
  • Use common industry signal processing tools such as IDL, MATLAB, Python or C++ to analyze data and generate algorithms
  • Provide oversight, guidance and technical advice on customer projects involving digital signal processing and other real-time computationally-intensive problems
  • Verify contractor designs, approaches and overall system performance
  • Work may involve system level analysis such as signal propagation, RF system performance, requirements development and review
  • Potential for broad range of problems and need to have the willingness to learn and tackle challenging problems
  • Ability to work with minimal management oversight; ability to coordinate, organize and lead the work of other Aerospace support staff
  • Generate periodic written reports and presentations to customer and Aerospace management
  • Communicate with a broad range of customers, technologists, program managers, and senior leadership
  • Travel as necessary to support customer requirements


  • Degree in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering or another related technical discipline from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 1-5 years of experience post-bachelor degree (time spent obtaining advanced degree counts toward this)
  • Ability to implement solutions to signal processing problems in languages such as IDL, MATLAB, C/C++, and Python
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Ability to work individually or in teams
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. (US citizenship required)


  • Experience working with implementation and analysis of SAR systems
  • Broad range of computer skills/experience including LINUX development
  • Interest in working with experts in the fields of RF systems
  • An advanced degree in mathematics, physics or electrical engineering
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI access or the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. (US citizenship required)

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Full Scope Polygraph