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BAE Systems FAST Labs - RF Signal Processing Research Scientist (Hybrid) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Description

Looking to make a difference developing disruptive technologies? BAE Systems FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE Systems Electronic Systems, leads the way with opportunities for tackling the Defense and Intelligence Communities hardest problems with innovative software and hardware solutions. FAST Labs scientists partner with leading government research labs and organizations, including DARPA and IARPA, to develop innovative solutions to modern defense challenges. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of research development, from the initial concept ideation and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through execution, including prototype development, testing, and debugging, and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems business areas and products.

Our scientists are involved in the entire cycle of research & development, from the initial concept development and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through the execution and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems business areas and products. Team members are typically involved in multiple simultaneous programs with roles including technical leadership, algorithm design, analysis, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve small teams of principal engineers and academically strong researchers.

We are seeking an RF Research Scientist to support technology areas that may include adaptive signal processing, optimization, detection & estimation, information theory, and automatic target recognition (ATR). These technologies are developed to apply to the domains of communications, radar, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, spectrum organization and optimization, to name a few.

This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH; Burlington, MA; Arlington, VA; or Austin, TX facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format , with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status and eligibility to obtain a US Top Secret security clearance.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

A Secret clearance is required

Education: Bachelors in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics; or related field and 4 years; MS and 2 years, or PhD

Experience/Expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Active and passive radar processing and exploitation


  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Formation Processing (IFP)

  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)

  • Adaptive signal processing / optimization

  • Automatic Target Recognition (ATR)

  • Polarimetric Radar


  • Algorithm development / data analysis

  • Onboard radar processing

  • Space-Based Radar

  • Modeling & Simulation

  • Object detection, tracking and classification

  • RF, EO, IR, and hyperspectral phenomenology

  • developing software coupled to FPGA acceleration

Computer Skills:

  • Expertise in MATLAB/Python required

Ability to attain DoD Top Secret (TS) clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI desired

Computer Skills:

  • Experience/ Expertise with (one or more): C , CUDA, Python is highly desirable

  • Experience with Linux OS highly desirable

  • Experience with Real-Time embedded Software System Integration highly desirable

Other Desired Skills:

  • Writing proposals, Whitepapers, Tech-Marketing to DoD / IC customers

  • Technical presentations to DoD / IC customers

  • Program Management

  • Technical Team Leadership

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $109120 - $185460

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

FAST Labs - RF Signal Processing Research Scientist (Hybrid)


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