Radar System Engineer

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Steve Merriman | Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Radar System Engineer

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Our client’s Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group performs concept development, prototype design, analysis, and demonstrations in support of the National test ranges and HF and air defense radars and systems. Major activities within the group include the development of optical systems, communication systems, and wideband, airborne, over-the-horizon, and bistatic radar systems with technology development in the areas of phased arrays, advanced waveforms, adaptive signal processing, and unique detection and tracking algorithms. The work in the group often requires the fabrication of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets in support of a significant amount of field testing and data collection to prove new concepts.

The Group is in need of a Radar System Engineer for advanced radar system modeling and design, implementation support, testing, and analysis.

Position Scope/Job Functions include but not limited to:

-Domains: Wideband radar system analysis and design, associated signal and data processing, radar calibration, testing, and data analysis.

-Architect and design advanced radar systems.

-Design, develop, and evaluate advanced radar signal and data processing algorithms.

-Develop test plans to evaluate radar systems and/or subsystems, execute tests, analyze data, and evaluate performance.

-Wideband radar system design, development, and testing

Skills Required:

-Ability to propose and explore new and innovative techniques and technologies and be able to understand how these new technologies can affect a radar system’s capabilities.

-Experience with wideband radar system design, development, and testing.

-Significant experience in the following fields: RF systems, radar signal processing, statistical signal processing, and moving target detection and tracking.

-Effective communication with colleagues, sponsors, and other research sites.

-Effective organizational skills with the ability to complete assignments working independently and in a team environment.


Skills Preferred:

-Experience with wideband phased array radar systems, radar system design, development, and testing,

-MATLAB, C or C++ programming experience is strongly desired.

-Familiarity with RF laboratory equipment including waveform generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.


Educational Requirements:

PhD plus 3 years minimum experience, or MS plus 5 years minimum experience.


Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.


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