Principal Radar Systems Engineer

  • Hilliard, OH
  • Full-time

Company Description

STAR Dynamics is a leading supplier of high-performance, ultra-wideband, instrumentation radar systems and associated signal-processing technology to the U.S. government and aerospace industry. Our advanced systems are at the core of many prominent signature test ranges worldwide.

We are widely recognized for innovating and supporting sophisticated radar-signature measurement systems, high-resolution imaging radars, and precision multi-target tracking radars.

STAR Dynamics' main facility is located in central Ohio where we engineer, manufacture, and test our many different types of radar systems in a 48,000 square-foot manufacturing facility.

Over 100 employees work to design, build, and support the production of our highly-complex, highly-specialized radar systems.

STAR Dynamics designs and builds cutting-edge radar instrumentation systems from the algorithms that process data to the nuts and bolts that hold the systems together.

The systems that we currently produce are:

  • BlueMax pulsed-IF measurement radar
  • SARBAR hand-held, X-band, real-time, real-aperture imaging radar
  • XSTAR family of continuous-wave, range-Doppler radars for long-range multi-target tracking

In addition, we develop the deployment platforms for these radar products including mounting them in and on trucks, on specialized mobile platforms, on linear-rails and X-Y scanners, and inside test ranges.

Job Description

This is a new product development position.  Systems Engineering discipline is responsible for ensuring that the product/system meets all technical requirements and is responsible for delivery of the product/system.  The Principal Systems Engineer will be responsible for requirements analysis, design, implementation and test of radar and microwave systems.  Primary responsibilities will focus on the creation of system level designs, documentation and delivery of the complete, functional system/product.  The Principal Systems Engineer typically reports to an engineering manager and provides training and guidance to systems engineering team members.

1.  Responsible for successful development of one or more systems or products.
2.  Responsible for analyzing, decomposing and allocating requirements
3.  Responsible for coordinating all required technical disciplines.
4.  Responsible for verifying system/product meets operational requirements.
5.  Responsible for creating and maintaining meaningful task lists and estimates.
6.  Creates product documentation inputs for technical writers
7.  Other duties as required.

US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.  We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.


Required Education
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent

Required Experience
Minimum 20 years related professional experience
Must be team focused, organized and highly self-motivated
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient with tracking radars, traditional and phased arrays
Proficient with electromagnetic, RF, and microwave principles
Proficient with RF test equipment (e.g. spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
Masters degree
Familiar with object oriented software development
Familiar with digital signal processing (DSP)
Familiar with digital design methodologies (e.g. VHDL, FPGA, etc.)
Familiar with motion devices and motion control

Additional Information

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