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The MITRE Corporation Lead Electrical/RF/Radar System Engineer - Colorado Springs, CO in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Join MITRE’s Nuclear Enterprise division supporting the modernization of our nations ground-based phased array early warning radars providing front-line missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance capabilities.

The Missile Warning, Missile Defense, and Space Domain Awareness Sensor team provides engineering expertise in support of the modernization and sustainment of 5 geographically dispersed Phased Array Radars. These radars include the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radars (BMEWS), the PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) Radars, and the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS).

We are seeking an electrical or radar engineer or physicist with knowledge of phased array and surveillance radars to investigate system anomalies, assess system performance, and guide the modernization efforts for these radars to meet evolving and emerging threats.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performance of anomaly resolution and root cause analysis

  • Development of system requirements, modernization roadmaps, and test and performance modeling scenarios

  • Technical assessment of and recommendations on proposed hardware and software design solutions

  • Guide and recommend investment strategies for modernization

  • Data analyses, and collaboration with other MITRE offices as well as the prime contractor on analyses

  • Advise operational community on radar issues and behaviors

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 5 years of relevant experience

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Astrodynamics/Aeronautics, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.

  • 8 years of experience with of phased array and ground-based surveillance radars

  • Demonstrated previous experience working to resolve “hard problems” in the DoD, other Government agencies, industry, or academia; particularly diffuse problems where successful root cause analysis of anomalous system behaviors requires out-of-the-box thinking

  • Experience with of phased array and ground-based surveillance radars

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills

  • Capable of team building and leading

  • Candidate must possess an active Secret clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Astrodynamics/Aeronautics, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent

  • Previous experience with Nuclear Command and Control, Missile Warning, Missile Defense, or Space Domain Awareness missions is beneficial

  • Previous small, or medium sized team leadership experience is desired

  • Previous experience or expertise with radar systems is beneficial

  • Previous FFRDC and/or hardware/software laboratory testing/troubleshooting experience is desired

  • Possess an active Top Secret clearance is preferred

Additional Posting Information

Primary work location is Peterson AFB, Colorado

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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