Radar Exploitation Scientist

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The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Radar Exploitation Scientist to join our team in Dayton, OH, Ann Arbor, MI or Arlington, VA. The Radar Exploitation Scientist will lead and perform research, design and develop advanced radar system concepts, and develop sensor exploitation algorithms for civilian, military and intelligence related applications including reconnaissance, surveillance, security, and force protection. 

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Developing new concepts and novel radar sensor designs for exploitation applications (e.g. civilian and military vehicle identification, through-wall sensing, counter-IED, dismount discrimination and imaging, etc.). 
- Technical marketing of new efforts. 
- Working closely with customers - including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - and Leidos teammates to develop customer-funded and internal research and development plans and topics, and will also collaborate with academia.  
- Developing sensors to include airborne, stationary, ground-vehicle based, as well as integrated multi-sensor systems, some with real-time embedded signal processing capabilities. 

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- 10 years or more of  experience with RF sensor system design, phenomenology, and exploitation/automatic target recognition technologies, evidenced by a history of publications and program experience.  Must be recognized as an expert in these areas. 
- 10 years of experience demonstrating strong analytic and organizational skills, and outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
- 10 or more years of experience leading medium-to-large scale research efforts to significant complexity.
- A Master’s degree in a related field (electrical engineering, physics, etc.) in the areas discussed above.  
- Must have an active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a TS clearance.
- Proficiency in the principles of radar phenomenology, propagation and scattering 
- Familiarity with physics-based radar systems modeling and simulation tools  
- Conversant across EO/IR/Laser sensing and exploitation regimes 
- Conversant with a variety of research activities ranging from computer-based analysis, laboratory bench testing, to indoor/outdoor range and open air flight testing

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
- A doctorate in a related field (electrical engineering, physics, etc.) focused above. 
- Experience designing and integrating multi-sensor systems, as well as exploitation of multi-sensor outputs
- Experience with well-established contacts in the RF sensor development and exploitation communities spanning Government, Industry, and Academic institutions
- Experience with technology transition to military user organizations
- Demonstrated successful business development/proposal experience

External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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