Cognitive Algorithms Research Scientist

BAE Systems - Arlington, VA (30+ days ago)3.9


BAE Systems is looking for a Cognitive Algorithms Research Scientist to join their Cognitive RF research group. The cognitive RF group works on programs and problems that involve machine learning, optimization, detection & estimation, information theory, deep learning, and adaptive decision and control. These technologies are applied to a number of different RF domains, such as cognitive communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW), spectrum sensing, SIGINT, to name a few.

The Cognitive RF research group is part of BAE Systems’ FAST Labs division which is heavily involved in advanced research concepts primarily from the various government research labs and organizations, including DARPA and IARPA. Members of the group are involved in the entire cycle of research development, from the initial concept ideation and program shaping with potential customers and new business pursuits through the execution and transition of research concepts to BAE Systems’ business areas and products. Team members are typically involved in multiple simultaneous programs with roles including technical leadership, technical development, customer interaction, program management, or new concept development. Most programs involve small teams of principal engineers and academically strong assistant researchers.

This position can be based out of our Merrimack, NH; Burlington, MA; Reston, VA; Arlington, VA; Raleigh, NC; or Columbia, MD facilities, though it will require collaboration with staff across our business areas and facilities in the Northeast.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Strong experience with mathematical model tools and languages; such as MATLAB, Python, etc.

Experience in being part of a multi-disciplinary project team in research or development

Strong and confident communication/presentation skills

An active US Secret clearance is required

Preferred Skills and Education

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, Machine Learning, or similar field or a Master’s Degree & 5 years of relevant demonstrated technical research.

Strength in machine learning, signal processing, optimization detection & estimation, stochastic systems, applied statistics, and/or control
Prior experience working with RF systems: radar, EW, comms, etc.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel.