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Radar Signature and Sensor Analyst – Engineer/Scientist - Mid Level


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos is seeking a radar signature and sensor analyst to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex weapon and sensor systems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Threat Intelligence and Exploitation Department is seeking an engineer or scientist with requisite skills and interest to support Radar Cross Section (RCS) modeling and analysis for the Department of Defense and United States Intelligence Community. Experience in RCS modeling based on computational electromagnetic (CEM) predictions and/or measurements, radar modeling and analysis, and digital signal processing (DSP) are also desired. A strong technical background (in engineering, math, or physics) and experience in programming (with MatLab, Python, C/C++, or similar) are required.

The position will include collaboration within a team and customer environment while emphasizing individual contributions to produce products that are valuable to the customer. Candidate must have good people skills, be an effective communicator, and have the desire to work with a highly technical team of engineers.

The minimum required skills for this role include:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree or higher from an ABET accredited university in Engineering or Physics (or equivalent).
  • Must have 4+ years of applicable experience in RCS modeling or analysis.
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable in one or more RCS prediction tools (Xpatch, SAF, SENTRi, etc.) and have some knowledge of standard RCS file formats (N-point, APSM, 3DSC, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Candidate should be experienced in MatLab, Python, C/C++, or similar language/tool for data analysis.
  • Candidates with an active Final Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Preferred Qualifications

List additional skills and experience that is “nice to have” but not required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Though, the most preferred candidate will have one or more of the following attributes:

  • A balanced mix of RCS modeling and analysis experience.
  • Experience with CAD tools for developing radio frequency (RF) signature models (SolidWorks, CREO, NX, ModelMan, Rhino, Cubit, etc.) and corresponding file formats.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux OS.
  • RCS model development and analysis using a high-performance computing (HPC) system.

Ambition towards continuous learning, innovation, and diverse work requirements.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.