Systems Engineer

MAG Aerospace
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland
160 days ago

Position Summary



MAG Aerospace is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to provides engineering expertise in pursuit of technical solutions to fielded and future electronic warfare systems, tactical enterprise, and challenges facing the Army’s current and future forces. The Systems Engineer should possess in depth knowledge of Electronic Warfare (EW), RF Engineering, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). The selected candidate will have the opportunity to utilize their experience and knowledge to develop hardware and software to improve systems requirements document and specification, back-end signal processing of next generation RF systems including SIGINT and Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors.


Telework available up to 3 days per week.

Alternate/flexible work schedule available.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide analysis, requirements and algorithm design, implementation, integration, verification, and maintenance of ground-based EW & SIGINT systems.
  • Working with intel and electronic warfare analysts to characterize adversary electronic orders of battle to include specific analysis on threat radar systems and blue force system’s ability to detect and intercept a given set of threats.
  • Conduct analysis, subsystem analysis, architecture/subsystem decomposition, requirements and algorithm design, implementation, integration, verification, and maintenance of ground-based SIGINT and EW systems.
  • Exercise a strong knowledge of EW and SIGINT systems and subsystems to develop system and subsystem specifications necessary for meeting performance metrics against a given set of threat signals of interest.
  • Understanding of supporting technologies including pulse detectors, de-interleaving, pulse descriptor word generation and spectrum survey strategies associated with counter Radar operations.
  • Collaborate across multi-functional teams to identify opportunities for improving use cases, CONOPS, CONEMP, and TTPs.
  • Participate in algorithmic design and machine learning frameworks including classification and identification techniques.
  • Conceives new concepts and approaches to resolve engineering problems.
  • Identifies existing or potential problems and provides engineering advice and guidance and/or directs a course of action to resolve engineering matters.
  • Develops presentations for support activities and/or higher headquarters to summarize results of actions against predetermined plans, current status or plans, progress, deficiencies, and outstanding accomplishments.
  • Research and implement state-of-the-art processing technologies tailored for application to RF data processing.
  • Debugs and corrects system level problems and issues in conjunction with vendors.
  • Develops and documents overall System and Subsystem Level design, function, and performance criteria.


Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, including signal processing, target acquisition; target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle manager interfaces.
  • Knowledge of domain specific SIGINT principles including signal detection and estimation theory, data and signal processing, generation of the Pulse Descriptor Words and ELINT Notations (ELNOTs). Calculation of lines of bearing and geo-locations associated with Electronic Support and SIGINT systems and networked systems.



  • Active TS SCI



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with Radio Frequency (RF) ISR systems to include radar, SIGINT and Electronic Support (ES) systems.


  • BS (MS or Ph.D. preferred) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or similar field.


     Desired Requirements


  • 10 years experience with Radio Frequency (RF) ISR systems to include radar, SIGINT and Electronic Support (ES) systems.
  • MS or Ph.D. preferred in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or similar field.

     Other Qualifications

  • Ability to travel 
  • Ability to work within office/field environments.


Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy

MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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MAG Aerospace (MAG) is committed to providing an online application process that is accessible to all, including individuals with a disability, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. This alternative method is available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation.
MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.

If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email:
****************@mag.us or call (70***********.

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