Peraton Corporation

  • Radar Systems Engineer/Operator - PRST/Range

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/5/2018 1:15 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Radar Systems Engineer/Operator to join the Range Instrumentation Support (RIS) team, to support the X-Band Transportable Radar (XTR-1) on the Pacific Tracker currently berthed in Portland, OR. 


    The successful candidate will have the responsibility to support operations, maintenance and System Administrator roles to provide Cyber Security.  Specific duties will include: 

    • Operations and maintenance of radar systems to include working on high powered transmitters, receivers, modulators, timing and control systems, cabling and the associated interconnects.
    • Implementing multitude of test equipment for testing and troubleshooting system issues.
    • Working with schematic drawings, specifications and vendor technical documentation related to electromechanical systems.
    • System administrator responsibilities with working knowledge of Linux Red Hat Enterprise and the ability to backup / restore and update the many Linux servers that make up the real-time radar control system.
    • Work with customer to develop data collection requirements for test events.
    • Develop system documentation to include but not limited to standard operating procedures, network drawings, etc.
    • Job location is on a ship (both in port and at sea) and the candidate must be able to work in that environment and be capable of climbing to perform maintenance on the antenna if required.
    • This position will require sailing with the Pacific Tracker anytime it leaves Portland, OR for mission support.  Mission schedules vary, and could require up to four (4) deployments in a year that each last approximately four (4) weeks.



    • BS degree in an Engineering or Science field, and a minimum of 5+ years of general work experience with radar systems; without a degree, 11+ years of related experience is required.
    • Valid Security+ certification or higher; completed within 90 days of hire
    • Valid Computing Environment certification (Windows, Linux, Cisco, etc); completed within 90 days of hire

    The candidate should possess knowledge and experience with one or more of the following Systems that the candidate will be supporting on XTR:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • Performing RF measurements using conventional power meters and sensors.
    • Operating antenna servo systems
    • Processed cooling water systems to include pumps, expansion tanks, flow and pressure meters and filters.
    • Perform monopulse tracks and calibration.
    • High voltage transmitter equipment (45,000VDC)
    • Rockwell Automated Software and Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Control systems experience.


    • Able to configure and troubleshoot Ethernet switches and networks
    • Experience with MATLAB
    • Ability to help with logistics, property, COMSEC, and security issues
    • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong listening skills
    • Demonstrably able to mentor teammates and support customers in presentation and/or briefing environments.
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
    • The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward.


    This position requires the candidate to already have a current Secret security clearance and to maintain the clearance.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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