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Radar Signal Processing Engineer

The Aerospace Corporation , El Segundo, CA, United States
Employer 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 government 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 Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department supports electro-optical payload development by performing systems engineering analysis in a concurrent engineering environment. Systems are evaluated from optical, thermal, and structural perspectives. Systems engineering activities also involve development and analysis of testing methods for sensor systems and large aperture optics. We support the optical design, analysis, and testing of sensor systems from short-turnaround prototypes to Class A satellites.

Job Description

Key Functions

  • 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 new 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
Job 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)
06 May 2019
05 June 2019
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors