Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Information Technology
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
More than 7 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
Job Title:
LRDR Senior Radar System Engineer (SE IV)

LRDR Senior Radar System Engineer (SE IV)


Tracking Code2578-987Job Description

Founded in 1980, COLSA Corporation’s team of engineers, analysts and professionals across the US provide government and commercial customers with the latest and most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and information technology services.

Centered at the core of its values, COLSA knows its people are its most valuable resource.  In addition to receiving a competitive compensation package, our employees enjoy offerings such as flexible work schedules, paid time off, benefits that begin on the date of hire, recognition programs, tuition and certification assistance, and immediate vesting in our matching 401(k) plan. Our WE CARE Wellness program provides support and initiatives to empower employees and their families to live healthy, balanced lives and our Association of COLSA  Employees (ACE) provides a fun way for employees and their families to come together in times of both celebration and need. We invite you to connect your talents with opportunity, and be a part of our “Family of Professionals,” in supporting cutting-edge initiatives!

About Our Team

Members of COLSA’s STARS Team provides the Missile Defense Agency/Sensors Directorate (MDA/SN) with independent, unbiased analysis expertise across the sensor life cycle. Utilizing a collaborative decision-making approach helps us implement the most effective solution for the challenges that we face. STARS leadership places strong emphasis on maintaining a healthy work/life balance in order to promote an enjoyable work environment.

Job Description

COLSA Corporation is seeking a self-motivated senior radar engineer capable of leading a team of engineers to support the verification and validation of a model representing the Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR).   We are seeking an individual who is excited about working with state-of-the-art Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) radars and enjoys working with and solving complex problems. A STARS radar engineer will be a senior team member executing test scenarios, conducting digital simulations, and analyzing raw radar data. The STARS radar engineer will utilize, adapt, and develop analytical tools (MATLAB) to evaluate data/scenarios that will be presented to the customer. Harmonization with other team members is essential as is the ability to work both alone and in groups, depending on the task.  Excellent communication skills are the hallmark of a STARS team member.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in related field such as information systems, engineering, etc or equivalent experience.

* Minimum of eight years experience in progressively complex systems design, including hardware/software integration of complex systems.

* Must have an active DoD Secret security Clearance.

* Proficient in the area of ballistic missile radar system engineering.

* Expert in communication, especially technical reporting and presentation.

* Expert ability to analyze complex data, arrive at logical conclusions, and make recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in a related field preferred.

* Proficiency in Aegis Weapons Systems Models and Simulation verification and validation.

* Familiarity with Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) theory and technology.

* Expert in radar signal processing.

* Experience with development or evaluation of Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR).

* Experience in software development and testing.

* Proficiency in S-Band Radar Engineering.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job LocationHuntsville, Alabama, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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