Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer

Telephonics Corporation   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


15+ years

Posted 64 days ago

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Job Description

The Systems Engineering Group is seeking a Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer. SEG provides an intellectually stimulating environment with excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing requirements for and designs of missile terminal homing RF seekers
  • Active and passive seeker design including antenna, transmit and receive subsystems
  • Develop and use tools to model existing missile RF seekers and examine potential designs
  • Develop and implement RF detection processing
  • Develop and implement Automatic gain control algorithms
  • Develop and implement Track loop processing algorithms
  • Develop and implement Target identification/discrimination algorithms
  • Develop and implement Electronic countermeasure protection
  • Develop and implement Gimbal-server control loop algorithms
  • Analyze, Design, and Implement Waveforms and associated signal processing design
  • Analyze, Design, and Implement ECCM features e.g. HOJ, guard channel, LPI, etc. and associated decision logic
  • Present technical work to group members, management, and customers
  • Write technical memos and white papers that summarize research, threat capabilities, or other areas of interest or concern
  • Provide a technical expertise at meetings with DoD officials, laboratories, and industry partners
  • Participate in design reviews for Naval AAW and MDA BMD systems

Required Skills

Required Qualification:

  • B.S. Required, prefer MS or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering degree
  • 15+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong background in seeker RF detection processing, automatic gain control, track loop processing, target identification/discrimination, electronic countermeasure protection, gimbal-server loop control
  • Understanding of RF fuzing, guided-integrated fuzing
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well through written documentation and oral presentations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or higher-level clearance
  • Design and analysis experience in RF antennas, front ends and transmitters.
  • Knowledge of active, passive and semi-active homing.
  • Experience with various radar waveforms and their associated processing.
  • Experience in the design and development of signal processing, in both analog and digital domains.
  • Experience in the design and development of guidance control loops and filtering.
  • Knowledge of mixed signal (digital and analog) circuits and MMICs.
  • Experience with radar and antenna testing.
  • Familiarity with flight testing.
  • Detailed knowledge of detection, detection errors and ambiguity resolution.
  • Knowledge of interfaces between seeker and missile (RF datalinks, uplink/downlinks).
  • Familiarity with handoff between missile and (ground/ship based) combat system.
  • Familiarity with command guidance.
  • Familiarity with terminal control of missiles and warheads (impact, detonation), fuzing and safety systems.
  • Superb analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computational skills (C/C++, Fortran, MATLAB, or equivalent) required, with parallel processing experience preferred
  • Must flourish in an open and collaborative environment
  • Highly motivated and driven

Company Overview:

Systems Engineering Group, Inc. (SEG) is a highly regarded provider of air and missile defense threat engineering and combat, radar, and missile systems engineering and analysis. Principal customers include the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency, and Industry. SEG is headquartered in Columbia, MD and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephonics Corporation. SEG provides excellent benefits and outstanding training to grow the capacity of staff in relevant areas.


SEG's benefit package include Major Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance. SEG has a generous 401k with company match. In additional to generous vacation leave and sick leave SEG offers a flexible work schedule.

We are an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic. Reasonable accommodations may include but are not limited to that which may enable individuals with disabilities and special disabled veterans to perform the essential functions of this position.