Radar Systems Architect

1 month ago
Job ID
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


Department of Defense secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

GDMS is seeking a Radar Systems Architect to support the development of Radar Systems and Radar Technologies. Seeking an Engineer with experience in the design, development and test of RADAR, wireless communications and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.  Design expertise includes system architecture, system analysis, circuit design, FPGA and documentation of analysis and design decisions.  When taking a design from concept to development they want someone who can select the best mix of technologies to optimize in the characteristics the customer values, whether that is low SWAP, high performance, low cost, or others.  This person needs experience with RF systems; to include antennas, RF distribution systems, RF filtering technologies (such as different types of band-pass, low-pass, and high pass filters), LNAs, IP2/3, phase noise, ADCs, DACs, high-power amplifiers, phase-matched systems, RF link budgets and digital RF.




This leadership position requires a high degree of radar systems technical competency as the engineer will be working with and leading a team to implement Radar RF Subsystems. Working closely with System, Mechanical, Electrical, Software engineers, the RF Systems Engineer will lead development efforts, which includes design completion, integration, component analysis, performance analysis, statistical modeling, performance measurements and data analysis to ensure system compliance. The engineer is expected to support innovation, idea and concept formulation and business development efforts within the Radar and Sensors Business Segment.  This position requires both detail oriented capabilities to lead the development and support of Radar RF subsystem designs and broader Radar system modeling capabilities to assess and trade the impacts of sub-system requirements against radar operational performance, this includes cost versus operational performance trade-offs.  Will drive the development of new innovative technologies by researching and developing discriminating technologies.  Will serve as an advocate for technical solutions and concepts with customer/end users.



•Drives the development of new innovative technologies by researching and developing discriminating technologies
•Able to effectively serve as an advocate for technical solutions and concepts with customer/end users; possess strong oral and written communication skills
•Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
•Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
•Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
•Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission System services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
•A Radar Systems Architect influence spans multiple business units and in many instances all of GDMS from a technical and business perspective
•Help shapes market opportunities, helps influence external customers and is recognized by both customers and the external technical community as the subject matter expert
•Drives the development of business opportunities that can lead to new Line of Business (LOB) creation
•Is the thought leader in the business in this market space


•Strong attention to detail.
•Experience with Modeling Software (MATLAB)
•Ability to document and specify system and subsystem level requirements.
•Experience with Combat Management Systems
•Testing and Test plan development experience.
•Experience with requirements development and requirements sell-off.
•Experience as an integrated product team lead or development team leader.

Must have strong technical competencies in the following areas: 
•Radar Signal Processing
•Electronic Warfare
•Systems Architecture Development
•Modeling Experience (MATLAB)
•Radar RF Technologies (X and S Band Radar)
•USN Radar Systems
•Development and Test experience, to include expert level experience working with RF Test Equipment (including Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Pulse Generators, Network Analyzers, and Power Meters). 
•Knowledge and experience working with Transmitter components (amplifiers, power supplies) and practical experience testing and analyzing performance.
•Ability to perform Gain, Noise and Intercept Analysis covering all key measurements (e.g. Noise Figure, Dynamic Range, System Sensitivity
•Experience with Antennas and Phased Arrays.
•Travel up to 30% required
•Active secret clearance

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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