Principal Signal Processing Engineer

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Job Description

The Sensors Division at STR focuses on technology development for advanced sensor systems, particularly in the areas of airborne/surface-based radar, electronic warfare, underwater acoustics, hyperspectral imaging, and EO/IR sensing. Will perform work on full system prototypes, experiment campaigns and technology component development. Particular development roles within the Sensors Division include RF analog/digital hardware, acoustic hardware, signal processing algorithms, machine learning algorithms, tracking/fusion, as well as real-time embedded processor implementation.

The Advanced Architectures & Algorithms Group (AA&A) in the STR Sensors Division develops advanced signal processing algorithms, conducts experiment campaigns, and prototypes systems for next generation radar and electronic warfare systems. Design, build, and test roles within the Group include RF analog/digital hardware, advanced electronic warfare algorithms and techniques, signal processing, cognitive electronic warfare applications, optimization, and real-time embedded processor implementation.

As the Principal Signal Processing Researchers to create and lead technical teams that develop and demonstrate novel signal processing, optimization, and machine learning algorithms for advanced electronic warfare and sensor applications. These algorithms will be integrated into models and simulations at various levels of complexity and demonstrated on hardware in a field or laboratory setting.

A successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and substantial expertise in several of the following areas: optimization, electronic warfare, adaptive signal processing, machine learning, algorithm development, test & evaluation, model & simulation, systems engineering, radar systems, or communications systems. This position requires skills working as part of and leading multi-disciplinary teams designing, analyzing, and demonstrating signal processing algorithms for complex systems.


  • Develop electronic warfare and radar system concepts, signal processing algorithms, and RF solutions to remote sensing challenges.
  • Provide technical leadership to small, multi-disciplinary teams that develop and implement novel sensing, electronic warfare, and signal processing systems.
  • Direct Modeling and Simulation activities of advanced RF systems
  • Clearly communicate with customers, stakeholders, sponsors, prime- and subcontractors


  • US Citizenship with active Security Clearance, and eligible to support special access programs
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in advanced research and development projects with 5+ years for PhD, 8+ years for MS, 10+ years for BS
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, technical, leadership, and mentorship, skills
  • Ability to create and present deep technical briefings as well as high-level briefings to Customers and senior management


  • PhD, MS, or BS in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related technical discipline

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to survey literature to determine state-of-the-art, incorporate recent research and apply to current problem sets.
  • Understanding and experience in interacting with decision-makers and customers to translate mission needs into an end-to-end analytical solution.

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

Company Info.


STR is driven to deliver impact. We take pride in formulating solutions to the nation's newest, hardest problems through sustained innovation and application of technology.

  • Industry
    Aerospace,Defence Manufacturing
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Woburn, MA, USA
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