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Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer - Algorithm_ LIDAR

Northridge, CA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: SS20181005-45624

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

Job Description

  • Senior Staff Electrical   Engineer and technical lead for Millimeter-wave (MMW) and other active radar   systems
  • Diagnose MMW issues,   analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW signal processing algorithms and hardware
  • Critically review,   implement and test new signal processing and image processing techniques and   algorithms


  • Provide and implement   technical solutions to MMW system problems
  • Grow into position as   MMW technical lead / representative
  • Interact with other MMW   experts and senior engineers
  • Help coordinate issue   resolution between various engineering disciplines
  • Analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW performance and support MMW   flight data analysis
  • Identify MMW signal processing algorithm and hardware issues as   they arise
  • Help troubleshoot and diagnose MMW production issues at   subsystem and RF processor levels
  • Improve production MMW   subsystem tests and procedures
  • Grow into signal and   image processing algorithm design subject matter expert (SME)
  • Grow into automatic   target recognition (ATR), pattern recognition and classification SME

Job Requirements


  • BS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 9 years’   experience or at least an MS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 7   years in a radar related industry. M.S. or higher degree and DoD contractor   experience preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of radar or RF systems and their   algorithms
  • In-depth understanding and application of radar   technical expertise
  • Good understanding of detector theory and detection   algorithms
  • Knowledge of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and   Electronic Protection(EP)/Electronic Warfare(EW) preferred
  • Good understanding of classification and pattern   recognition techniques preferred
  • Good understanding of Automatic Target Recognition   techniques preferred
  •   Ability   to determine causes of MMW system issues, both software and hardware, as well   as provide solutions
  • Independently determines and develops technical   objectives of assignments
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Works with minimal direction
  • Skills in programming: Matlab required
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and production   of radar systems.
  • Ability to obtain secret security clearance required.   Active secret security clearance preferred.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense