Position Description

Airborne Radar Engineer SME
Location Bedford, MA
Job Code 4619
# of openings 1
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At MCR, LLC, we are the nation’s premier Integrated Program Management (IPM) firm. Since 1977, MCR has delivered planning, cost/schedule analysis, acquisition management and program assessment solutions to help government and commercial clients success­fully lead their programs. MCR’s 400+ professionals provide critical thinking and integrated solutions to acquisition professionals, helping customers become more efficient and effective in running complex programs.
Are you an authority in Radar Engineering who is passionate about critical mission success?
Are you familiar with supporting military and DoD operations?
If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team.
As a subject matter expert you will apply your experienced knowledge and mastery of advanced engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards, and methods to ensure assigned work remains consistent with program objectives, costs, schedules, performance criteria, and existing policies. You will provide professional electronics engineering work involved in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes to the acquisition, development, and sustainment of phased radar array systems, including distributed receiver/exciters, processors, operating system, middleware, sensor manager, and active electronically steerable array (AESA) elements. Additional duties may include the following:
  • Work with Government and program office contractor personnel to lead significant and complex radar work performed by private industry, such as electronic circuits, circuit elements, equipment, systems, and associated phenomena concerned with electromagnetic or acoustical wave energy or electrical information, resulting in a wide area surveillance (WAS) system for military operations using Moving Target Indicator (MTI) radar for real-time detection of moving air, ground and maritime targets, rotating antennas, and low, slow-flying, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mode used for terrain imaging, locating stationary targets, and providing battle damage assessment
  • Perform duties involved in research, development, testing and evaluation, fabrication, manufacture, and installation of the radar subsystem
  • Enforce compliance with Open System Architecture (OSA) standard for the radar subsystem, known as the Common Open Architecture Radar Programs (COARPs) Specification. This allows the sensor to be more easily upgraded with improved or additional modes throughout the life cycle of the weapon system
  • Research, analyze, and determine available options or the feasibility of different advanced approaches to resolve complex program issues; define concepts and criteria for future radar modes and resolve major controversial problems in the current program
  • Provide creative recommendations to alter standard practices, equipment, devices, processes and known techniques
  • Formulate and propose new products and/or theories pertaining to new applications of existing products and assesses the impact of new technology on current systems and processes
  • Systematically apply expertise in electronics engineering to craft new or improved radar equipment, materials, instrumentation, devices, systems, processes, techniques, and/or procedures
  • Apply experimental theories, new applications or developments to improve operations and/or resolve unique or complex/controversial problems, conditions or issues
  • Administer the resources required to execute the program, and recommend funding, schedule and work adjustments based on project evaluations
We are searching for someone with the following set of skills:
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools (i.e., IBM Rationale DOORS and Rhapsody, MATLAB), MIL-HDBK-516 Airworthiness Certification Criteria, and MIL-STD-1796 Avionics Integrity Program
  • Deep understanding of Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management
  • Experience in reviewing and writing technical documents and reports
  • Proven critical thinking skills
  • Proactive and responsive team member
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) certification(s) recommended; i.e., Level 2 or 3 in an area such as Test & Evaluation (T&E); Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering-Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE); or Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering-Program Systems Engineer (SPRDE-PSE)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Required)
  • Master’s degree in related engineering or scientific field (Required)
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in related work
  • Active Top Secret clearance required
MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We will consider you for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you are passionate about a future at MCR and wish to learn more about current opportunities, please visit www.mcri.com. 
Reference: HBJ.0006
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