Employment Opportunities in Surface Electronic Warfare Systems

The Surface Electronic Warfare Systems Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory is seeking applicants for various positions within the Branch.

The Surface EW Systems Branch of the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division of NRL performs research and development tasks covering a range of technical areas that support the development of next-generation, EW-related technologies and the design and development of prototypes of EW systems designed to protect surface ships, especially against attack by anti-ship capable missiles. The Branch is seeking outstanding candidates to fill positions that range over technical member of a team, technical leader of a team, and independent researcher defining and executing research projects. Positions are primarily at the mid-level and senior-level. Applicants should have a BS, MS, and/or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, particularly electrical engineering or physics, with advanced degrees being highly desired.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellent performance in their academic and professional careers, will be self motivated with a demonstrated record of problem solving, and will have the ability to independently organize, plan, and execute assigned projects.

Key positions for which candidates are currently being sought are:

EW Research Scientists/Engineers - Apply EW concepts to the development of new RF Electronic Warfare systems to protect surface ships against current and projected threats. Utilize analysis, modeling, and simulation as appropriate to the development of EW concepts. Collaborate with engineers developing subsystem and system hardware prototypes by contributing to the definition of hardware requirements for implementing the EW concepts. Perform analysis, modeling, and simulation of EW scenarios involving RF threats in a complex radar-signal environment.. Develop analytical tools using MATLAB, ADS, and similar programs. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced EW researchers and at the entry-level for those with an interest in applying their technical knowledge and capabilities to developing a career in EW science and engineering. These positions are analytical in nature and require a broad appreciation for applying electrical science to EW problems.

RF Systems/Microwave Engineers - Design and develop RF system prototypes for application in EW systems. Utilize MATLAB, ADS, or similar programs to design and model EW system performance, including the application of wideband Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFMs). Transition designs to prototype fabrication and utilize experimentation and testing in both laboratory and field environments to demonstrate performance capability. Collaborate with EW Research Scientists/Engineers in developing next-generation EW hardware for use against radar-based threats. Opportunities at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced Engineers.

Electronic Attack Waveform Research Engineers - Design, develop, and evaluate waveforms and EA techniques. Utilize MATLAB or similar tools to develop and evaluate algorithms, perform data analysis, and modeling and simulation. Develop and conduct experiments using RF Anechoic chambers and hardware in the loop simulations. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced Engineers and at the entry-level for those with an interest in applying their technical knowledge and capabilities to developing a career in EW science and engineering.

Signal Processing and Digital System Designers - Develop signal processing algorithms for EW systems under development utilizing appropriate models and simulations. Implement signal processing algorithms in FPGAs and DSPs using both COTS and custom developed cards. Apply signal processing concepts from radar to the design of EW signals and systems. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced engineers.

Software Design Engineers - Implement algorithms, embedded controls, and interfaces to support development, operation, and evaluation of prototype EW hardware and concepts. Support the automation of hardware-in-the-loop simulation facilities including automation of data collection and its analysis. Opportunities exist at the mid-level and senior-level for experienced engineers.

NRL offers a vibrant and challenging research environment, as well as considerable freedom to develop and pursue new research directions. Persons excited by the opportunity to shape a research career within the field of electronic warfare are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in the application of state-of-the-art technologies to provide solutions to critical Navy needs in Electronic Warfare, and to participate in the development of new EW capabilities for the Navy.

Requirements:

Applicants must hold at least a DOD Secret Clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.

Applicants must be willing to travel occasionally in support of programs.

Senior applicants will represent NRL in interactions and consultations with other Government organizations, international technical organizations, and with industrial and university laboratories.

Senior applicants should be recognized as authorities in their areas of expertise and should have planned and executed challenging technical projects that show outstanding attainments in their areas of expertise.

Contact: Code5740@nrl.navy.mil