30+ days ago


Woburn, MA


STR is hiring an Undersea Advanced Systems Engineer who can bring knowledge, experience, and perspectives in engineering, science, and advanced technology to derive new system concepts and designs relevant for realizing new US Navy undersea and maritime capability. We have a collaborative creative team that brings new insights in physics and sensors (acoustic and non-acoustic) that lead to new system concepts to solve important challenges faced by the Navy and IC. These insights may lead to new payloads for unmanned systems, new methods for distributed sonar, creative modifications of existing military systems, or new signal and information processing leading to new capability. The Undersea Advanced Systems Engineer would lead or support system trade analysis and designs, develop and conduct simulations, and lead or support advanced prototype development and field testing.


  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • PhD, MS, or (BS degree with > 5 years of experience) in electrical, mechanical, or ocean engineering with background in US Navy or adversary military system designs with emphasis on acoustic, RF or optical systems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following topic areas: underwater acoustic propagation and processing related to sonar or communications; UUV design, design tools, and component technology; platform integration; simulation and modeling; knowledge of existing Navy sonar, radar, or platform and weapon systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of underwater acoustics and sonar sensor technologies
  • Interest and aptitude for working on large, complex technical projects and teams
  • Ability to interact with technical and non-technical customers and external teammates to understand their technical issues, frame potential solutions and develop collaborative projects
  • Scientific curiosity and creativity
  • Skills in MATLAB, Python, and/or C/C++

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws