SME - Radar Signal Processing Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Are you a subject matter expert in radar signal processing?
Is your default thought when completing a technical task: “How can we do this better?”
Do you enjoy leading and working in dynamic teams where you share your knowledge and also learn?

If your answer to those questions is an enthusiastic “Yes!” then you may be the person we’re looking for to join our innovative team as a Radar Signal Processing Engineer. The Signal Processing Center at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in sunny Tucson, AZ is seeking a Senior Radar Signal Processing Engineer to provide Radar Signal Processing expertise to sustain, extend and grow new business. Learn more below and apply today!

The Signal Processing is composed of a team of highly skilled scientist and engineers who provide signal processing solutions to Raytheon Missile Systems. Signal Processing Center is responsible for development and deployment of signal processing solutions to support products which essentially help the War Fighter.

In Signal Processing we are responsible for:

  • Algorithm architecture and systems engineering
  • Algorithm conceptual design
  • Requirements definition and allocation
  • Performance assessment and modeling
  • Emerging and advanced technologies
  • New business capture
As a Radar Signal Processing Engineer, your tasks may include:
  • Concept development and performance trade studies for missile radar sensor applications
  • Development, prototyping, and testing radar sensor models and radar signal processing algorithms in detailed high fidelity simulations written in C/C++ and MATLAB
  • Testing, verification, and validation of radar sensor and signal processing algorithm requirements and performance
  • Working in a team environment to provide engineering support through participation in project design reviews and peer reviews for all phases of missile radar development tasks
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
  • Participate in definition of team objectives
  • Mentor other engineers
  • Develop and prototype algorithms
  • Provide concept and performance trade studies, demonstrate capabilities developed
  • Provide engineering support to projects through participation in project design reviews and peer reviews, including technical briefings to internal leadership and external customers
  • Communicate with senior management on major accomplishments, issues and concerns

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:
  • Eight (8) years’ experience, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Math, or Physics
  • Eight (8) years of experience specifically in Radar Signal Processing (e.g. design requirements for radar systems, tactical or simulation algorithm prototyping or implementation)
  • Eight (8) years of experience with working knowledge of Matlab and one of the following programming languages: C, C++, Java, or Python.
  • Ability to produce technical documentation including customer briefings and specifications (NOTE: interview process will include applicant briefing the interview team on a signal processing topic of your choice)
  • Must possess prior coursework or experience in areas of digital signal processing, probability theory, stochastic signal processing and electromagnetic theory
  • Four (4) years of experience leading a technical team or managing an engineering project
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret clearance
Desired Experience, Skills, and Education:
  • Current DoD clearance
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Math or Physics
  • Candidate possess experience in detection and estimation theory
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Solution oriented individual who has initiative and can communicate technical details effectively
  • Knowledge of hardware and software integration
  • Familiarity with FORTRAN and assembly code
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. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

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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.