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Solidus Technical Solutions, Inc. Radar Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Solidus is looking for a Radar / RF / Hardware engineer.

The successful candidate will join a group that supports Department of Defense (DoD) designing and developing various testbed systems and components to assist data collection for ballistic missile defense tests.

Major activities within the group include system concept development for RF and optical systems, modeling and simulation, signal processing algorithm design, RF and optical system design and development, experimental field-testing and data analysis and development of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets.


  • Design, build, and integrate advanced HF and microwave radar systems

  • Develop system hardware platforms with the scope of work from system level tradeoffs to component selection

  • Participate in defining requirements for subsystems and components

  • Activities include radar hardware architecture and detailed design and implementation, component selection, schematic capture, board layout, hardware testing, firmware implementation for Xilinx FPGA , engage CAE tools as needed to support project needs.

  • Develop test plans to evaluate radar systems and/or subsystems, execute tests, analyze data, and evaluate performance. Separate RF and digital hardware backgrounds will be considered


  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Clearance; Current clearance preferred

  • PhD plus 5 years minimum experience or MS plus 8 years minimum experience

  • Good organizational skills with the ability to complete assignments working independently and in a team environment

Digital Hardware skills:

  • Strong knowledge of VHDL/Verilog, Vivado/ISE, ISIM, EDK, System Generator, 3rd Part IP

  • Developing VHDL/Verilog test benches for functional and timing simulation

  • Detailed PCB design and bring up using Mentor Graphics and Altium

  • Usage of test equipment, RF signal generators, Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers

  • Working under Windows 7/10 and Linux environments, TCL, basic Matlab scripts

RF hardware skills:

  • 4 years or more of relevant design experience, hands-on system realization and field testing of HF, VHF/UHF, and microwave radar systems.

  • Wideband phased array radar systems analysis and design, associated signal and data processing, radar calibration and testing

  • Strong familiarity of RF component design, analysis, fabrication, and troubleshooting

  • Strong familiarity with RF laboratory equipment including waveform generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers

Preferred Skills:

  • Radar timing and basic signal processing. RF converters

  • Xilinx FPGA development and test in an Embedded environment

  • PCB design, schematic capture, component selections and simulation using Altium/Mentor Graphics. Evaluating design tradeoff against speed and resource utilization

  • Experience with various hardware interfaces and communication: PCIe, I2C, LVDS, Serial Data over Fiber Optics with Protocol knowledge

  • Software design and development in C/C++

  • System integration experiences: HW/SW integration in lab and at site and developing test procedures

  • Usage of source code revision control systems such as GIT

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of analog RF components, ADC and DAC performances

  • Experience with radar signal processing, statistical signal processing, and moving target detection and tracking

  • Familiarity with industry standard electromagnetic antenna modeling software

  • Familiarity with industry standard RF circuit design software and PCB layout

  • Must be a self-starter who is capable of working independently.

  • Excellent communication skills written and spoken

  • Ability to work in a fast moving team environment

  • Desire and ability to participate in field testing which may involve travel

Job ID: 3781

Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm