Huntsville, Alabama

Job Description

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The Boeing PAC-3 program is developing a new design of the seeker and looking for a Mid-level Radar Systems Engineer! This position is located at the Boeing Jetplex facility in Huntsville, Alabama.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) program is an air-defense, missile system designed to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and advanced aircraft where Boeing is the original engineering manufacturer of the seeker. Boeing’s seekers provide active data to the PAC-3 missile which enables it to acquire, intercept and destroy threats using hit-to-kill technology. The PAC-3 Seeker team is a cross functional, highly skilled, motivated group embracing the beliefs that focused safety, execution, LEAN manufacturing and business practices will secure our future and well-being, driving our product to be the seeker of choice for the PAC-3 program and future generations of weapon systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Development of algorithms for radar signal processing techniques such as Kalman filtering, probabilistic and statistical modeling, and measurement processing from pulsed-Doppler waveforms.

  • Define system performance requirements and ensure interface definition supports various functional components of the complex Seeker system.

  • Conducts analysis to optimize total system-of-systems performance and/or system architecture as applied to algorithmic functionality pertaining to the acquisition and tracking of targets.

  • Design of algorithms aimed to process signal returns into discriminated targets and track targets through mission timeline.

  • Conducts analysis on algorithm performance with a focus on survivability, vulnerability, and susceptibility to identify necessary modifications to ensure mission success.

  • Develops, maintains and identifies improvements for planning, implementation and monitoring of requirements, tools, and technology assessments.

  • Review and modify the application of general digital signal processing techniques to the processing of reradiated signal content to ensure accurate signal characteristic identification.

  • Ability and willingness to teach and mentor young engineers and inexperienced DSP/algorithm engineers through regular knowledge transfers.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in a Technical Field (i.e. engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or similar)

  • Minimum of 1 yearsof experience combined in developing electronic systems within communication, radar and electronic warfare

  • Experience with MATLAB for data analysis and/or modeling and simulation

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in digital signal processing theory, including the application of fundamental digital signal processing techniques.

  • Active U.S. Government Secret Clearance or higher

  • Knowledge of linear signal theory, Fourier transforms, and communication theory.

  • RF, electrical transmission, signal processing and modeling in MATLAB.

  • Testing experience including test design and implementation for breadboard, brassboard hardware.

  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages (C++, ADA, Python, etc.) in an Agile environment.

  • Experience in formal technical writing (i.e. Whitepapers, Tech-Notes, Technical Journals, and Research Reports)

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates.

Drug Free Workplace (DFW):

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.

Eligible for ERP

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Huntsville, Alabama

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Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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