Journeyman Radar Engineer in Bedford, MA at DCS

Date Posted: 2/6/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DCS Corp has an exciting opportunity for a Journeyman Radar Engineer providing support to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC/HBD), Theater Battle Control Division.

The Theater Battle Control Division manages efforts focused on developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining programs that support worldwide communications, Battle Management, Command & Control, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C2ISR), Tactical Air Control, Air/Ground Surveillance, Time Critical Targeting, Combat Identification, Radar Imagery, Integrated Air/Missile Defense, and Mobile/Fixed C2ISR Performance, Exploitation & Dissemination Facilities.

The Radar Engineer is responsible for providing Radar Engineering support to perform work that involves applying radar knowledge and technical expertise to support operations and sustainment. The Radar Engineer will also provide engineering support in the design, operation, and sustainment of systems and components that cover tasks throughout the acquisition life cycle (requirements analysis through system disposal). Tasks may also include supporting Foreign Military Sales.

This is a full time position at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Essential Job Functions:

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Design concepts, analysis and performance evaluation.
  • Provide technical expertise and analysis of design alternatives for specific radar systems.
  • Provide sound advice on modernization sequencing and mission improvements including dependencies.
  • Conduct system engineering analysis to evaluate aging hardware and make recommendations for new and modified subsystems and components.
  • Provide evaluations, including but not limited to identification of the best approaches for system upgrades and modifications to the radar system.
  • Analyze system metrics (essential system performance) of the radar.
  • Contribute toward refinement of system requirements document.
  • Develop/validate radar performance.
  • Conduct analysis of assets, documents and addresses potential capability gaps.
  • Support design and validation of new threat scenarios for radar performance and regression Testing.

Design & Architectures

  • Conduct and support all engineering and technical activities required during the material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support phases of the systems acquisition process. Develop/prepare engineering and technical documentation inherently part of the activities listed above (e.g. Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)...), systems review and analysis with written reporting, briefing, and artifact development as required for all of the technical specialty areas defined in this section; and the planning and execution of all necessary technical reviews, assessments, and interchange meetings (e.g. Critical Design Review(CDR), Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), Reliability Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)) and associated artifacts (e.g. Critical Design Review entry and exit criteria).
  • Conduct systems architectural analyses to include system design/design feasibility and state-of-the-art assessment.
  • Produce architectures, document planned and existing systems, determine deficiencies, develop alternatives, recommend solutions, and support development of a plan to implement the chosen solution per acquisition and sustainment system engineering processes. This may include traditional architecture development or Model Based Systems Engineering processes.
  • Track and ensure system architecture and interoperability requirements for the baselined system is maintained.
  • Detail operational requirements and functional interactions within the system and with other systems, considering life cycle costs, logistics supportability, human factors, et al, to determine if the basic building blocks of the system are defined in sufficient detail to support a development program effort.
  • Translate DoD user requirements into system requirements for designing, developing, testing and evaluating systems and subsystems using USAF and DoD approved acquisition methods.
  • Provide engineering analysis of system training, training equipment and simulator requirements; prepare technical documentation; and provide engineering evaluation of equipment and simulator designs.

Acquisition

  • Understand and implement robust DoD acquisition and sustainment systems engineering processes to address the life-cycle requirements of each product support area.
  • Prepare and review program specifications for items, processes and materials. Develop and utilize analytical, simulation, MBSE and digital engineering analysis techniques to optimize system performance and/or system effectiveness; establish system sensitivities, define system parameters, evaluate hardware and validate flight test results in terms of overall system relationships and applications.
  • Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in current DoD and AF acquisition policy.
  • Review, evaluate and monitor acquisition Contractor drawings for completeness, currency, technical accuracy and conformance to requirements, specifications, regulations and quality control to ensure compliance with ASME technical Data Package format and requirements.

Technical Management

  • Complete and support requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and validation, transition, decision analysis, requirements management, risk management, interface management, and configuration management.
  • Facilitate the transfer of information, lessons learned and best practices across all customers and contractors serviced under this task order within constraints of proprietary rights.
  • Perform market research and trade studies to assess current and future systems to ensure they that meet mission needs/requirements. Conduct, define and evaluate system cost, schedule, and technical performance. Perform reviews, studies (including root cause analysis), audits, evaluations and analyses and provide technical recommendations to the Government.
  • Conduct engineering performance, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, cost performance, life cycle cost, producibility, reliability and maintainability, risk and scheduling trade-off studies.
  • Develop USAF approved Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP), test plans and procedures, prepare test readiness reviews and associated test documentation using DoD and USAF standard processes, execute developmental tests and assist in operational test planning/execution, and evaluate tests in support of acquisition and sustainment programs.
  • Participate in integrated logistics support efforts, provisioning and source coding, maintenance data collection, technical order management, configuration management, evaluation of quality deficiency reports, and/or identification of alternate sources of supply for diminishing manufacturing/materiel sources preferred.
  • Perform oversight for radar circuit element design, development, and analysis.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma plus 7 years of experience, 5 of which must be in the DoD or a Bachelors Degree from an ABET-accredited educational program with 3 years of experience in a DoD setting.

An adjudicated DoD Secret Security clearance on the First Day of employment.

Experience and/or training in the following: RF chain subspecialties (including antenna design, high power transmitters and amplifiers, receiver processing, etc.) electro-mechanical controls, modeling & simulation, test & evaluation, DoD Acquisition processes, technical data package development and sustainment, and principles of configuration management.

Familiarity with foreign ground radar.

Job Requirements

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