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Electrical Engineer - R&D

Electrical Engineer - R&D

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US-MI-Ann Arbor
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Radiant Solutions is looking for an Electrical Engineer -R&D (Research & Development)  with passion and aptitude to create robust working hardware and software for deployed systems.  The position is located at our Ann Arbor, MI area location. 


 The Company:


Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



To be qualified, you must have an active TS/SCI Clearance.





  • Design and development of novel, rugged fielded protoypes, systems, and products in an exciting, and typically R & D-type (Research & Development) environment. 
  • Original design and implementation of both hardware(electrical and mechanical) and software to deliver a complete system.
  • Model phenomenology and performance.  Perform integration and testing.  Analyze performance.  Support delivery and field demonstrations. 
  • Work with hardware/software team members and leadership, sharing and learning skills, eventually leading teams and creating new projects.
  • Provide excellent verbal dn written communications with customer, partners, and team.



  • Passion, skills, and tenacity for developing robust fielded prototypes, systems, and products.
  • A knack for creating systems that are highly valued by users.
  • Ability to contribute significantly to the design of electrical and mechanical hardware and software, and work with teams comprised of engineers and technicians with similar expertise, and more specialized expertise.  
  • Skilled at electrical design of digital and analog (including RF) circuits.
  • Ability to code in Matlab, Python, and C.
  • Ability to perform mechanical design.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with signal processing associated with radio-frequency (RF), synthetic-aperture-radar, and electro-optics is a plus but not necessary.
  • Optical expertise is a plus but not necessary.
  • Ability to code for GPU is a plus but not necessary.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience and/or education.
  • 2-5 years of experience, as this is a junior to mid-level position.