Orbital ATK Sr. Electrical Engineer - MMW in Northridge, California

Sr. Electrical Engineer - MMW

Locations:Northridge, CA

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

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Job ID:KAE20182301-43356

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Description

  • Senior Staff Electrical Engineer and technical lead for Millimeter-wave (MMW) and other active radar systems

  • Diagnose MMW issues, analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW signal processing algorithms and hardware

  • Critically review,implement and test new signal processing and image processing techniques and algorithms


  • Provide and implement technical solutions to MMW system problems

  • Grow into position as MMW technical lead / representative

  • Interact with other MMW experts and senior engineers

  • Help coordinate issue resolution between various engineering disciplines

  • Analyze MMW data, evaluate MMW performance and support MMW flight data analysis

  • Identify MMW signal processing algorithm and hardware issues as they arise

  • Help troubleshoot and diagnose MMW production issues at subsystem and RF processor levels

  • Improve production MMW subsystem tests and procedures

  • Grow into signal and image processing algorithm design subject matter expert (SME)

  • Grow into automatic target recognition (ATR), pattern recognition and classification SME

Job Requirements


  • BS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 9 years’ experience or at least an MS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 7 years in a radar related industry. M.S. or higher degree and DOD contractor experience preferred.

  • Excellent understanding of radar or RF systems and their algorithms

  • In-depth understanding and application of radar technical expertise

  • Good understanding of detector theory and detection algorithms

  • Knowledge of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Protection(EP)/Electronic Warfare(EW) preferred

  • Good understanding of classification and pattern recognition techniques preferred

  • Good understanding of Automatic Target Recognition techniques preferred

  • Ability to determine causes of MMW system issues, both software and hardware, as well as provide solutions

  • Independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments

  • Innovative problem solving

  • Works with minimal direction

  • Skills in programming: Matlab required

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and production of radar systems.

  • Ability to obtain secret security clearance required. Active secret security clearance preferred.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:3-5 Years