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Signal Processing Researcher - Arlington, VA 

Category Engineering  

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. STR has approximately 200 employees at sites in Woburn, MA, Dayton, OH and Arlington, VA. 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 US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research to develop advanced algorithms and techniques
  • Application areas: radar, electronic warfare, sonar, SIGINT, RF geo-location, IR Spectroscopy
  • Analyze complex problems and phenomenology with focus on developing physical models of various levels of fidelity for simulation and evaluation
  • Perform data analysis on experimental data and reconcile with models
  • Interact with military customers and users to determine appropriate solutions
  • Transition algorithms to real-time systems or prototype demonstrators
  • Position may involve travel to customer meetings and/or data collections and experiments
Position Requirements


  • PhD or MS degree with relevant experience in electrical engineering/signal processing, physics, applied mathematics or related technical discipline
  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct survey literature to determine state-of-the-art, incorporate recent research and apply to current problem sets
  • Strong Matlab (or similar scientific computing) programming skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to describe complex technical concepts to fellow researchers as well as to non-technical people
  • Ability to rapidly prototype algorithm concepts and ideas and make insightful decisions on research directions to enhance system performance
  • Ability to translate customer requirements to determine research focus
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US Citizen)

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

Req Number ENG-18-00175  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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.  

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