Scientist, Space Radar Mission Architect

Melbourne, Florida, United States


  • Full Time
  • 2
  • Sometimes
  • 10-14 years
  • US Citizen

Job Description

The Space Radar Mission Architect will help design and architect a space sensor layer for radar missions leveraging existing and new space technologies for a variety of remote sensing missions. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and knowledge in the Spaceborne RADAR mission area and the ability to develop system architectures and trade studies across multiple orbits and platforms.  Responsibilities include the application of RADAR theory, models, and simulations to drive implementation trades resulting in optimal system designs to meet customer remote sensing requirements.

  • Provide program, systems engineering, and acquisition support for various Space Radar Missions
  • Identify mission value of new technologies and help drive robust, multi-disciplinary, advanced technology development program
  • Drive early intercept concepts into end to end mission solutions
  • Shape requirements for key Acquisitions related to spaceborne radar missions
  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced space environment system
  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues
  • Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers
  • Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed
  • Generates and derives system and payload requirements based on customer mission requirements
  • Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues
  • Prepares and presents technical information internally and externally that addresses specific subjects of interest
  • Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders
  • Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems
  • Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs
  • Lead or participate in technical interchange meetings (TIMs) to manage project execution and resolve enterprise issues
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to novice engineers


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent
  • TS/SCI security clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience performing system trades and developing spaceborne radar systems desiredExperience architecting space radar mission payloads, satellite systems, and ground systemsAbility to partner with stake holders and team leaders to identify mission gaps and develop system solutions which provide customer value
  • Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives
  • Experience in operating as a prime provider for both exquisite space and small-sat opportunities

Experience with functional and physical architecture development


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  • Does canddiate have an "ACTIVE" Top Secret/SCI or Top Secret/SSBI security clearance?
  • Does the candidate have a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent?
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