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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Information Technology
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Radar Systems Engineer (SE II)


Tracking Code2367-987Job 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!

General Summary

The Sensors Test Analysis Requirements Simulation (STARS) team is seeking a Radar Systems Engineer who will enhance our support of the Missile Defense Agency’s sensor systems. This position requires a details oriented individual who will perform a variety of tasks including radar operation and using raw radar data, analyzing radar performance from flight and ground tests. The ideal candidate will have hands-on radar experience with one of the 4 radars from the Sensors Directorate portfolio (AN/TPY-2, SBX, UEWR, Cobra Dane or LRDR) and have a good understanding of systems engineering processes, missile defense architectures and weapon systems, and Air and Missile Defense radar applications.  The candidate should be capable of be executing documented test and analysis procedures on a demanding schedule and should be a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. The position will include collaboration within a team environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidate must have good people skills, excellent communicator and the desire to work with a highly technical team of engineers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential functions)

* Responsible for analyzing, defining, designing and developing new system requirements *

* Assesses architecture and current hardware limitations *

* Defines and designs complex system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility *

* Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system *

* Analyzes and resolves difficult and complicated program support deficiencies *

* Conducts independent technical investigations in systems design *

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

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

* Minimum of two years system design experience.

* Must have an active DOD Secret Security Clearance.

* Familiarization with the operation and/or analysis at least one of the following radars AN/TPY-2, SBX, UEWR, Cobra Dane or LRDR. 

* An understanding of how the radars operate and have experience with radar data manipulation and analysis.

* Should be proficient with some type of analysis tool, such as MATLAB.

* The ability to follow detailed procedures and an interest and desire to troubleshooting issues when they’re identified. 

* Candidate must be able to interact effectively with individuals of different experience levels and backgrounds including government and external industry personnel.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Proficient in MATLAB development and analysis.

* Familiarity with UNIX and Linux operating systems. 

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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