Riverside Research Institute

Radar Systems Engineer

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3309
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

We are seeking a Radar Systems Engineer (mid-level) to provide system and software engineering, data analysis and test support to a variety of national radar programs. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, an independent problem solver, and have excellent communication skills both written and oral.  They must also be able to enjoy learning and applying new technologies, and thrive in a dynamic, engineering-oriented work environment


  • Radar system and mission performance assessment, including detection, track, object classification/discrimination performance
  • Technical data analysis for a wide array of engineering problems involving large-scale radar systems. These may include ground-based and mobile radar platforms that track ballistic missile and earth-orbiting targets;
  • Investigation and root-cause analysis of system and software performance anomalies;
  • Assistance with system modernization and system architecture studies;
  • Test support, algorithm prototyping, and simulation;
  • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), algorithm prototyping, and simulation
  • Investigation and mitigation of system and software performance anomalies
  • System and mission requirements analysis, feasibility studies, system modernization and architecture studies
  • Assist with emerging opportunities such as RFPs, BAA’s, SBIRs, and IRADs
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance required 
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Preferred degree programs in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Math, or Physics. Master’s Degree Preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Solid understanding of radar system functionality, performance limitations, and mission support requirements
  • Experience with MATLAB required


  • C/C++ , Java, SIMULINK, and Machine Learning also desirable
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing, RF/Microwave Engineering, Antennas, Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Communications Systems, Probability/Noise & Stochastic Processes, Microwave Circuits and Networks

Global Comp

$125,000- $150,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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