Ultra Electronics - USSI Systems Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

Job Description


Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems is an engineering and manufacturing company that is actively involved in a diverse range of sensor processing development projects. We design, integrate and test a wide range of systems providing innovative capabilities for our customers. The designs are highly configurable and use leading-edge hardware and software to achieve versatile products for maximum flexibility and reuse. We specialize in high speed data processing and digital signal processing for high end military sensor systems including imaging, Electronic Warfare, radar and sonar processors.

We believe in strong team dynamics, job satisfaction, and a work environment where each member is valued and successful. Creativity and personal initiative are components for success in Ultra Electronics. We are constantly on the lookout for top talent to add to our professional cadre.

We offer a great compensation and benefits package which is market competitive.


UEOS is searching for a highly motivated and detail oriented System Engineer to support the development of a new Radar system. Working closely with RF, Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineers, the System Engineer will guide the development of the Radar System from initial design, through finalization of the design, and finally through the integration and test events. The System Engineer is expected to provide system level trade-space assessments of approaches working with the Project Engineer to determine the benefit trade-offs. At UEOS, the System Engineer will have the opportunity to guide the development and selection of key technologies for the Navy and will have the opportunity to work with complex software algorithms and cutting-edge digital signal processing hardware. The System Engineer will have the opportunity to contribute to key strategic approaches for future proposals, IR&D;, and additional development activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic
  • Knowledge of proper system engineering discipline and rigor required for disciplined system development
  • Significant experience with Radar systems or similar signal processing systems
  • Experience and knowledge of algorithms used for navigation, periscope detection, discrimination or other parts of traditional Radar signal processing

  • Laboratory knowledge including setup and use of Linux-based system integration, test, and execution

  • Experience planning, reviewing, and executing integration and test events for combined hardware and software systems

  • Ability to document and specify system and subsystem level requirements

  • Experience working with a team to jointly develop a system during all phases of the development lifecycle

  • Willingness to travel (10%)

Preferred Experience: (Optional)

  • Knowledge of Navy platforms or common Navy platforms interfaces
  • Knowledge or understanding of X-band system trade-offs
  • Experience working with MlL STDs for all types of test requirements (MIL-STD-454, MILĀ­ STD-901, etc.)
  • Matlab, Mathcad, or other Modeling Languages


  • 5+ years with MS or 1O+ with BS Degree in Systems/EE Engineering discipline
  • US citizen and ability to obtain appropriate personnel clearance


  • Compensation: Commensurate with background
  • Some travel may be required
  • Principals only. Recruiters please don't contact this job poster.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination in regards to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, and/or any other basis protected by law.

Employee Type: Full-Time

Location: Chantilly, VA

Job Type: Engineering, Information Technology

Experience: Not Specified

Date Posted: 3/14/2018