Radar Signal Processing Researcher

| San Diego, CA
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Systems & Technology Research (STR) is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a radar signal processing researcher position. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop next generation radar capabilities that include next generation multi-function RF systems, bi-static/multi-static radar, advanced waveforms, sensor resource management, radar imaging and novel new radar applications. Opportunities for technical leadership of advanced programs and areas of research will also be available for qualified candidates.

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development for the defense and intelligence communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving U.S. Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.


  • Algorithm development for advanced radar applications
    • Air and ground moving target indication (AMTI or GMTI)
    • Radar imaging (SAR and/or ISAR)
    • Multi-function RF systems
    • Bi-static and multi-static radar
    • Resource management
  • Experimental radar data collection and analysis for airborne and ground-based applications
  • Radar performance analysis skills
  • Familiarity with various radar signal processing techniques
    • Clutter suppression via space-time adaptive processing
    • Adaptive beamforming and interference suppression
    • Waveform processing and analysis of ambiguity functions
    • Detection and false alarm mitigation
  • Mapping and validation of algorithms for implementation on real-time processors
  • Advanced radar techniques (e.g., bi-static/multi-static radar, MIMO radar)


  • PhD or MS degree in Signal Processing, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or other relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience in adaptive signal processing, spectral estimation, detection theory
  • Knowledge of radar systems and processing
  • Strong scientific computing skills (Matlab, Python)
  • Ability to obtain Security clearance

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your name, phone number and email address.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws

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What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.


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How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.


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What are STR Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
STR employees can create & join affinity groups, where we get together with our coworkers to enjoy common interests. Some existing groups include the running group, walking group, math club and more.
Open door policy
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Documented equal pay policy
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Unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
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Diversity Employee Resource Groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include [email protected], [email protected], and more.
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Family Medical Leave
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