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Aerospace Engineer
Job CategoryMA - Digital Signal Processing
Clearance LevelTop Secret
LocationMassachusetts, Lexington
Req Code17:BC-D9-019
Job Description

Solidus is searching for an Aerospace Engineer with a background in radar operations to work in a group that develops sensor technology for aerospace applications. Current emphasis is on advanced wideband radar systems for space-object imaging and exploitation of radar and optical data. Other areas of research include 3D imaging of space objects using interferometric ISAR techniques, machine understanding and exploitation of 3D radar data for surface and space surveillance, and fusion of passive optical and 3D radar data. The mission of the group is to develop and demonstrate tactically-relevant space situational awareness (SSA) in support of space control.  The group focuses on the techniques, operational concepts, and advanced sensor systems that are needed to obtain timely and predictive information about space objects.

This work is enabled by hands-on access to an operational network of space surveillance sensor systems.   The group's leadership is made up of technical staff with expertise in sensor systems, exploitation techniques, and real-world operations.  The staff is sharply focused on the most relevant problems by vigilant understanding of threat scenarios and user needs, backing analysis with measurements and experiments. The group seeks talented people with backgrounds in physical science, engineering, or applied mathematics, and interests in astrodynamics, experimental physics, software development, signal and image processing, electromagnetic analysis, RF technology or system integration.

- Support Air Force Space Command in the maintenance of an accurate space object catalog of orbital elements for all man-made objects in space
- Derive accurate orbital elements through the use of orbital analysis software tools
- Correct inaccuracies and report findings to the sponsor
- Support launch of new satellites by collecting all available pre-launch information, creating and distributing Launch Reports, entering predicted orbital information into database, assisting sensors with acquisition and identification of objects, reporting anomalies, and monitoring all objects closely through all orbital maneuvers until final orbit is achieved
- Assure that object catalog information is current and accurate
- Support mission operations activities resolving object identification discrepancies, scheduling radar tracking of objects as required by sponsors, providing best orbital elements for target acquisition, and providing technical direction during support of significant space events
- Use On Site orbital analysis software tools to determine accurate tagging of radar tracks, derive orbital elements, and predict visibilities based on orbital elements
- Work independently and with a team of Orbital Analysts and others (Test Directors, Technicians, and Software Engineers) to support all mission operations and orbital analysis tool software development
- Position often requires work outside the normal 40-hour workweek to support operations


- Active Top Secret Clearance
- MS aerospace engineering, math, or physics plus 3 years minimum experience, or BS plus 5 years minimum experience
- Two or more years of orbital dynamics, radar operations, radar waveforms, and radar cross section measurements experience
- Proven ability to support a broad range of problems in a dynamic team environment 
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interface with the sponsor on a daily basis
- Experience and desire to work with software developers to develop new orbital analysis software tools and maintain current tools
- Experience working and reporting to DoD sponsors

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