BAE Systems Sr. Principal Research Scientist - DASH in Reston, Virginia
BAE Systems is looking for a Sr. Principal Research Scientist to join their Dominance Awareness and Sharing research group. Our core technologies include detection, characterization, learning and understanding of signals in the spectrum. The group works on a wide range of research problems that involve sharing of the spectrum, development of new low probability of detection and exploitation communications techniques, and achieving spectrum dominance (including defensive and offensive spectrum maneuvers, tactics and procedures).
We are interested in technologists that understand new and emerging standards (e. g. 4G-5G etc) in both the commercial and military markets, as well as understanding how technologies may be applied to a number of different RF domains, such as spectrum sharing, cognitive communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), spectrum sensing, and SIGINT.
The DAS research group is part of BAE Systems FAST Labs business which is heavily involved in advanced research concepts funded primarily from the various government research labs and organizations, including DARPA, National Spectrum Consortium etc. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of research development, from the initial concept development and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through the execution and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems business areas and products. Team members are typically involved in multiple simultaneous programs with roles including technical leadership, technical development, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve small teams of principal engineers and academically strong assistant researchers.
Our organization could be thought of as a start-up company that allows the researchers a leeway to think out of the box and potentially get funding from the Government through different agencies. Our entrepreneurial environment rewards employees who help develop and execute research programs and it offers significant growth and advancement opportunities.
This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH; Burlington, MA; Reston, VA; Arlington, VA; Raleigh, NC; or Columbia, MD facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Strong experience with mathematical model tools and languages; such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
Experience in being part of a multi-disciplinary project team in research or development
Strong and confident communication/presentation skills
A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, or similar field with 4 years of relevant experience or a Master s Degree & 6 years of relevant demonstrated technical research
Eligible for a government security clearance (will be subject to a government security investigation). Current clearance preferred.
Preferred Skills and Education
Strength in machine learning, signal processing, optimization detection & estimation, stochastic systems, applied statistics, and/or control
Prior experience working with RF systems: radar, EW, Comms, etc.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
Sr. Principal Research Scientist - DASH
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