Principal Systems Engineer - RF/EE Focus Job at Raytheon, Tucson, AZ

  • Raytheon
  • Tucson, AZ

Job Description

Job Description

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United States of America


AZ805: RMS AP Bldg 805 1151 East Hermans Road Building 805, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

We are currently hiring a Radio Frequency (RF) / Electrical (EE)-focused Responsible Systems Engineer (RSE) supporting RF systems to join the Effectors Systems Design & Architecture (SDA) organization located in Tucson, AZ.

SDA is an exciting and challenging environment where you will have the opportunity to design, develop and partner with multi-disciplines to shape innovative solutions for our customers. Join our organization and experience the Systems V engineering life cycle while interfacing with a variety of engineering disciplines, subject matter experts, chief engineers, chief technologists, the customer and so much more to ensure we design, integrate, and strengthen our systems to work the first time and every time for our warfighters!

As Systems Engineer, you will be expected to gain in-depth knowledge of an RF and/or Electrical, and/or signal processing focused subsystem. You will collaborate with other Engineering disciplines to help define requirements, interfaces, subsystem behavior, and how the subsystem will integrate into the overall system and architecture. Additionally you will perform requirements flow down and allocation to subsystems as well as develop the requirements traceability verification matrix. Depending on your level experience, you will also have the opportunity to guide and mentor other team members and take partial ownership for the overall Effector system level and subsystem level requirements baseline. Our RSEs work both in the office and spend hands-on time with the hardware during design, integration and design verification testing at multiple levels from subsystem design to system level flight testing.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Develop and maintain RF and EE-related system and subsystem level requirements specifications to include interfaces, behaviors, architecture and verification environments

  • SE technical expert for RF and EE-related verification and validation efforts, ensuring all requirements are being assessed during Design Verification Testing, Format Qualification Testing, and Hardware Qualification

  • You will perform requirements flow down / allocation and traceability along with development of the Requirements Verification Matrix. 

  • Provide SE technical expertise in RF / EE integration, troubleshooting and failure investigations

  • Lead technical discussions, and formulate plans of action by leveraging company Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across multiple engineering disciplines

  • Lead technical conversations with the customer and suppliers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

  • Eight (8) years of experience in one or more of the following technical domains:

    • Systems engineering, architecture, and/or design

    • System performance and analysis

    • Algorithms and signal processing

    • Electronics (circuit card assemblies, subassemblies, complete systems) requirements, integration, and verification

    • RF Sensor sub-systems requirements, integration, and verification

    • Configurable Logic / Firmware / VHDL architecture, design, development, integration, and verification 

  • Or an Advanced STEM degree and minimum 5 years of professional experience

  • Experience capturing system requirements and maintaining system requirements

  • Experience performing requirements definition, decomposition, and changes

  • Active Secret security clearance is required prior to start date

  • U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics

  • Experience using Agile framework development methods/processes

  • Experience using Azure DevOps methods/tools

  • Past work experience in a challenging fast paced environment

  • Experience with Matlab, C, C#, C++, Python

  • Ability to perform trade studies to optimize system performance

  • Familiarity with military systems; tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Familiarity with DoD customer infrastructure

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering Product Development Cycle

  • Familiarity with system safety, reliability, or mission planning

  • Experience evaluating and mitigating technical risks

  • Prior work experience giving technical briefs or presentations

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information: This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.


Employee Referral Award Eligibility:

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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