Systems Engineer RF Analyst - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Fort Wayne
United States

The Tactical Communications Systems Department within the Space and Airborne Systems Center is the primary source of VHF/UHF SATCOM Tactical Radio (TR) equipment to the Army and USAF. This team, based at Fort Wayne, is responsible for the Architecture, Specification, Development and Analysis of Mission Critical equipment in support of over the horizon mission communications. Some aspects of this work are classified.

The System Engineering group’s activities include; 1) developing coherent product specifications from multiple disparate source documents, 2) performing analysis of signals in space, receivers and transmitters, 3) developing simulations and analyzing the performance/impact of fielded equipment, 4) managing the requirements baseline and 5) ensuring all requirements are met.

This position is to plan, lead and conduct system/product RF performance analysis, RF requirements development, RF system/product design, system/product RF development, implementation and RF performance verification of various military ground and airborne communication products.

The candidate must have a working knowledge of legacy military ground and airborne radio products, an understanding of digitally defined RF architectures, RF and signal processing architecture modularity and design reuse, and how to apply a common solution across a family of products. The candidate must have hardware design experience for VHF, UHF and L-band military platform communication systems. The candidate must have a strong working knowledge of RF development and implementation techniques that comply with the applicable military standards and publications. The candidate must have strong analytical skills to make metric based design trade decisions in order to provide the most robust mission solutions. The candidate must have prior experience as a Systems Engineer, performing RF performance analyses, and RF system/product design for military digital RF systems/products. The candidate will be responsible for generating electronic data for RF performance analyses which will include RF model validation and verification. This candidate will be responsible for interfacing with internal and external customers to address system operations, design concepts, and performance for both new and existing capabilities.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in RF Hardware or Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with VHF/UHF/L-band RF design and development.
  • Military radio design and development.
  • Excellent working knowledge with System Engineering tools including MatLab, DOORS, Agilent ADS.
  • Experience with and has implemented designs compliant with MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464 EMI/EMC standards.
  • Experience with and has implemented designs compliant with MIL-STD-810 and DO-170 Airborne Radio Environmental standards.
  • Experience with and has implemented designs compliant with MIL-STD-704
  • Experience within a structured Systems Engineering process environment including a task oriented, value based management system.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or recently submitted application.
  • Working knowledge of digital waveforms, algorithms, RF signals, and cosite mitigation.
  • Engineering experience on product development or system platform integration programs.
  • Strong team building and motivational skills.
  • Knowledge of defense/aerospace communication products, technologies, and processes.
  • Experience in dealing with government customers, management, and technical staff.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills in dealing (Experienced presenter, with prior responsibility for communicating/facilitating) with management, technical staff, and internal / external organizations.

Required Education:
• B.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline

Desired Education:
• M.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.