KEYW Corporation

Advanced Concept Engineer

4 months ago
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KeyW is a total solutions provider for the Intelligence Community, solving their toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full life cycle of the Intelligence Community’s mission. We employ and challenge the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming geospatial imaging into intelligence, and combating global terrorism.



You have a passion for proposing novel solutions and working with teams to develop them. You want to work with fellow creative minds. You enjoy meeting customers and brainstorming solutions to challenging problems. You have an understanding of RF sensor and/or communication systems and their practical applications in aircraft, satellites, and/or ground systems.


We are the Sensors and Processing Systems Division, a rapidly growing business within KeyW that is leading the development of highly flexible Software-Defined Radios for multi-INT collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination. We have the corporate investment, infrastructure, subject matter experts, and strategic focus to enable you to be successful.


Job Description:

In this position, you will work directly with the customer and the KeyW team to create novel solutions to difficult problems in areas like Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Moving Target Indication (MTI), Electronic Warfare (EW), SIGINT, Precision Geolocation (PGL), and Communications.


You will lead the development of advanced concepts, including:

  • Meeting with customers to understand challenges and present potential KeyW solutions
  • Developing multiple highly technical solutions in collaboration with the KeyW team
  • Writing white papers and presentations to communicate your ideas
  • Leading the technical writing for multiple proposals
  • Acting as Chief Systems Engineer or Program Manager during concept development phases, if desired
  • Presenting results at conferences, if desired
  • Working with the team to set priorities for Internal Research and Development (IR&D)
  • Leading relevant IR&D efforts


Required Skills:

  • Understanding of theory and practical applications Radio Frequency (RF) systems
  • Working knowledge of Program Management principles
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to work directly with customers and work well in a team
  • Strong persuasive and technical writing skills
  • Travel: 5% (minimum); opportunity to travel up to 25% (depending on your interests)

Education: Prefer BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, or a related discipline


Location: Dayton, Ohio 

Clearance: Must be able to obtain a Government Security Clearance. A Top Secret/SCI security clearance is highly desired but not required initially. An initial SECRET clearance is highly desired. If necessary, clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.


KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.



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