Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Radar Systems

San Antonio, TX, United States of America

Job title: Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Radar)

Job location: San Antonio, TX

Travel: Some travel required (10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings.

Work week: Monday through Friday, hybrid work setting

Compensation: $159,000 to $221,000 + bonus

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Onsite Fitness Facility, Wellness Programs, FSA, 4+ weeks PTO, Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement/Support, Leadership development and skills training, mentoring and employee resource groups, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, TIAA/Retirement Plan with match (10% employer contribution at 5% employee contribution) 

Education / Certifications:  BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred.

Required Experience: 

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in radar system design, development, engineering, test, evaluation, and data analysis
  • Experience in conducting technical training and mentoring in a workplace environment.
  • Experience in writing technical reports, creating technical drawings, system developmental schedules, and performance specifications, and in presenting to management and customers.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; strong interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience in performing analysis and algorithm development using MATLAB, C/C++, or Python
  • Experience/Expertise in traditional Systems Engineering processes, including requirements analysis, architecture development, trade studies, and risk management.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for (and subsequently receive) access to classified information up to the TS-SCI level.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience/Expertise with Systems Engineering methodologies and tools such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and System Modeling Language (SysML) Previous experience with the DoD/military industry.

We are currently seeking Sr. Principal Systems Engineers to support our Sensor Systems team. We are mission-driven, customer-focused, collaborative, and innovative space, and we are looking to find individuals who share those same values.


  • Guide the technical direction of our current radar programs and influence future radar system development.
  • This position will involve the design and analysis of signal and data processing technologies, algorithm development, electronic protection techniques, and serve as one of the primary interfaces with upper management and SRC’s customers.
  • Provide technical expertise, mentoring, training, and advice to junior engineers, and upper management. This position will involve a variety of different technologies and missions including pulse-Doppler radar, Continuous Wave (CW) radar design, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Foilage/Obstruction Penetrating radar (FOPEN/OPEN), Air Surveillance, Counter Battery, and Counter UAS systems.
  • Collaborate with customers in the Department of Defense, as well as industry, to define system capabilities and functionality for future radar systems.
  • Participate in business development activities, such as development of marketing briefings, white papers, and proposals (including cost estimates) 
  • Lead the development of radar systems, including the definition of system requirements, architecture, and design.
  • Develop EW&CS system simulations, models, and algorithms, and perform data analysis.
  • Conduct trade studies and risk assessments to determine the most feasible and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ missions and requirements.
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and trends in the field of radar.
  • Plan, develop, and execute training to increase radar system engineering talent depth in the engineering team.
  • Support functional leadership in the Systems Engineering team by being a visible, and accessible technical leader in the group.
  • Some travel required (~10%) to provide support for field tests, demonstrations, and customer meetings.

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Radar Systems

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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Radar Systems

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