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Career: SAR Integration Engineer - Senior 

Element X is an emerging Systems Engineering Technical Adviser (SETA) contractor based in Chantilly, VA, specializing in delivering tasking, collecting, processing, and analyzing solutions to our customers. We are hiring for our SAR Integration Engineer - Senior position. This candidate will perform a wide range of tasks. Element X is looking for skilled, innovative, and expert professionals to join our team and use their knowledge to ensure integrated systems run efficiently. Working at Element X offers professionals an opportunity to fine-tune their specialty and have a strong work/life balance with many other benefits. We are passionate about working with motivated individuals looking to grow with the team and their respective fields. From healthcare to personal achievement and security, Element X provides our team with excellent benefits. Below, we break down the SAR Integration Engineer - Senior position and the skills and expertise it entails. 

SAR Integration Engineer - Senior

Senior Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Integration Engineer will be a part of a dynamic team that will drive the development of programs/projects across the enterprise and determines integration/interface requirements. The applicant will be responsible for working with Software Developers, Solution Architects, and Systems Engineer to deliver end-to-end mission solutions to operations.

  • Provide a total systems perspective, including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies, and requirements of hardware/software components

  • Lead and/or participate in all aspects/phases of development of complex ground systems

  • Plans, coordinates, and documents solutions to total systems using internally created and/or commercially available off-the-shelf products and cloud-based technologies

  • Analyses, designs, tests, and evaluates systems that handle Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data through the TCPED process

  • Plans and coordinates data management practices to treat and handle SAR data as a resource

  • Work and integrate across SAR Platforms/data sources and associated systems

  • Work collaboratively with a variety of customer, including technical, managerial, financial, and administrative, to implement sustainable technical, organizational, and logistical strategies

  • Identify, review, and assess new and existing system architecture to come up with new CONOPS to reduce product delivery timeline and time to market

  • Apply contemporary technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, HPC, and AWS to engineering problems



  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Poly

  • Bachelor's (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline with 8 - 10 yrs of experience, or a Master's with 6 - 8 yrs of experience.

  • Experience in government or industry integration systems that process SAR data

  • Working knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools, and languages

  • Familiar with modern data science techniques, machine learning, and/or computer vision technologies

  • Prior experience, or current interest, with Cloud Services (AWS certification preferred)

  • Previous NRO, NGA and/or other relevant work experience

  • Previous IC or DoD program/project work experience

  • Experience with TCPED process

  • Experience in Agile & Scrum practices and implementations



The wellness of our team and their families is our prime concern.

  • Medical

  • Rx

  • Dental

  • Vision


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We are proud to help our employees provide financial security for their families.

  • Life insurance

  • Short & long-term disability

  • SEP

Life-work Balance


It's not easy so we have policies to help.

  • Flexible hours, days and vacation time

  • 220 hrs off annually

Personal Achievement


We are active advocates of career advancement and recognition.

  • Continuing education

  • Matching donations

  • Eligible for annual bonuses

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