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Systems Engineer

Antenna Research Associates Inc
Pembroke, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Overview

Antenna Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) has a 60-year history designing and manufacturing antennas and sub-systems to support C5ISR applications within the EW/SIGINT, Commercial and Military Communications, Satellite Communications and RADAR Markets; for Government Agencies (PEO offices) and Tier 1 Primes world-wide.

Our Product portfolio includes Communication Radios Antennas (Tactical, UHF & MUOS), UAS Telemetry & Data Links, Missile GPS antennas, Feeds & Reflectors, Surveillance, Jamming & Spectrum Monitoring Systems, Interrogator Solutions, Spiral Arrays, VSAT Terminals & Systems, Ground Stations, Pedestals & Positioners and Active & Passive Electronic Steerable Arrays (AESA/PESA) Systems. Additional details at

Job Summary

Antenna Research Associates’s (ARA) Advanced Programs Group is looking for a System Engineer to support existing R&D program. The Advanced Program Group develops new unique products and solution to meet urgent needs in the MILCOM, RADAR, SATCOM and SIGINT/EW markets using accelerated agile product development methodologies. Ideal candidates would be system engineer with experience or desire to work in small groups on cutting technology and is multi-disciplinary system thinking. Can take concepts and develop products in a short time frame.

Essential Functions

  • In this role you will perform various engineering activities depending on your experience and skill level, such as system design, architectures, test requirements development, system testing, field test and demonstration
  • Support planning, design and execution of integration and verification tests for hardware and software modifications
  • Conduct system level analysis, simulation and modeling as needed
  • Update the engineering test environment for use by the hardware, software and systems test teams including configuration management of hardware, software, and firmware
  • Perform in field integration and test activities for demonstrations


Competency Statement(s)

  • Adaptability – Adapts to change, open to new ideas and responsibilities
  • Communication – Ability to speak, write, and interact with others.
  • Decision Making – Able to reach a decision, takes thoughtful approach when considering options, seeks input from others, makes difficult decisions
  • Ethics - Honest, accountable, maintains confidentiality
  • Initiative – Ability to take on task before being asked.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Quality - Strives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, seeks opportunities to improve products/services

Other Attributes

  • Take Ownership and accountable
  • Comfortable working in small teams fast-paced teams and Agile Development environment
  • Comfortable working in Field, participation in Customer Demonstrations
  • Creative Problem Solving with System Thinking
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years with BSEE of experience in an engineering role with system integration or test.
  • Knowledge of SATCOM or RADAR or SIGINT systems strong theoretical background in either RF system or signal processing.
  • Experience with creating plans, test scripts, and or conducting performance analysis
  • Experience with troubleshooting and debugging system level issues
  • Experience with RF system testing Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers
  • Experience with communication interfaces, Ethernet, RS-232, 422, 485 Experience integrating HW and SW systems and assist with debugging.
  • IFF or Phased Array System knowledge (Ideal)
  • Experience integrating HW and SW systems and assist with debugging.
  • IFF or Phased Array System knowledge (Ideal)
  • Proficiency (ideal) in Matlab/Simulink, RF measurement, Python, C/C++


Bachelor’s degree Electrical Engineering or Physics, or MSEE(ideal)

Antenna Research Associates, Inc. and its subsidiaries encourage diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Veteran


Antenna Research Associates Inc


Pembroke, MA
02359 USA



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