Radar Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2024 3:14 PM)
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Radar Engineer

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Radar Engineer to support the Aerospace Management Systems Division (AFLCMC/HBA) which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


This position will specifically support the Aloha/Air Route Surveillance Radar Version 4 Replacement – Hawaii (ARSR4R-HI) program. This program will support the replacement of the current Hawaii Air Route Surveillance Radar Version 4 (ARSR-4) to include prototype development, test, site preparation, and installation. The replacement radar will address DoD capability gaps driven by new threats and provide dual use for Hawaii for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and weather monitoring.  It is a key component of the USAF's defense of Hawaii as a high priority mission for the DoD and supports NORAD/NORTHCOM and PACAF/INDOPACOM Deterrence Initiatives.


This is a full time / salaried position located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


In this position you will provide Radar Engineering support to perform work that involves applying radar knowledge and technical expertise to support operations and sustainment.



  • Design concepts, analysis and performance evaluation
  • Provide technical expertise and analysis of design alternatives for specific radar systems
  • Provide sound advice on modernization sequencing and mission improvements including dependencies
  • Conduct system engineering analysis to evaluate aging hardware and make recommendations for new and modified subsystems and components.
  • Provide evaluations, including but not limited to identification of the best approaches for system upgrades and modifications to the radar system
  • Analyze system metrics (essential system performance) of the radar
  • Contribute toward refinement of system requirements document
  • Develop/validate radar performance
  • Conduct analysis of assets, documents and addresses potential capability gaps
  • Support design and validation of new threat scenarios for radar performance and regression testing
  • Conduct and support all engineering and technical activities required during the material solution analysis, technology, engineering, and manufacturing development, production and deployment, and operation and support phases of the systems acquisition process. Develop/prepare engineering and technical documentation inherently part of the activities listed above, e.g., Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)etc., systems review and analysis with written reporting, briefing, and artifact development as required for all of the technical specialty areas defined in this section; and the planning and execution of all necessary technical reviews, assessments, and interchange meetings, e.g., Critical Design Review(CDR), Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), Reliability Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), and associated artifacts, e.g., Critical Design Review entry and exit criteria.
  • Understand and implement robust DoD acquisition and sustainment systems engineering processes to address the life-cycle requirements of each product support area
  • Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in current DoD and AF acquisition policy
  • Complete and support requirements definition and analysis, architecture design, implementation, integration, verification and validation, transition, decision analysis, requirements management, risk management, interface management, and configuration management.
  • Perform oversight for radar circuit element design, development, and analysis.


Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: Must have an active US security clearance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 20 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 10 of which must be in the DoD OR, 30+ years of directly related experience, 12 of which must be in the DoD

  • Experience and/or training in the following: RF chain sub-specialties (including antenna design, high power transmitters and amplifiers, receiver processing, etc.) electro-mechanical controls, modeling & simulation, test & evaluation
  • Experience in DoD Acquisition processes, technical data package development and sustainment, and principles of configuration management
  • Familiarity with foreign ground radar.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic team environment meeting end users’ requirement
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities.




What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


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