Systems Engineer - Radio Frequency (RF) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) Electronic Warfare (EW) Electronic Protect (EP) Systems Department of Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Systems Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer in Goleta or Pt. Mugu, CA. We’re looking for proven abilities in developing innovative solutions that meet war-fighter needs to support the EWS business area relating to Electronic Support (ES) and Electronic Attack (EA) capability development.

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This will require the selected RF candidate to apply Electronic Warfare principles and Electronic Support concepts in support of cohesive and compliant technical baselines. You will work with senior engineers tackling challenging projects in the generation of new system architectures. You will be challenged by real-work assignments that could include any combination of technical research, concept demonstration, modeling and simulation, product design, technical documentation, unit or system test, and/or technical presentations. This position will require operating within a lab environment with peers resolving technical issues or implementing advanced capabilities.


  • Generation of technical material for submission and/or briefing to senior engineering and program leadership and customers
  • Technical leadership and guidance of multi-disciplined teams in the design and development of RF modules and subsystems
  • Contributing to the generation of technical volumes and producing cost estimation for business pursuits
  • Execution of testing for subsystems in various laboratory or field environments
  • Interfacing with supplier/vendors providing module requirements/specification to support subsystem designs
  • Calculation of system link budgets, RF chain analysis aiding in deriving system level and allocated module requirements
  • Occasional domestic travel to support test activities, supplier visits and/or customer meetings
  • Conduction subsystem trade analysis, architectural studies, and characteristic modeling for performance
  • Lead the design of exciters, receivers, low noise amplifiers, and solid state power amplifiers for EW applications

Become a part of a growing department with 100+ engineers supporting two mission areas across five national locations. Continue to advance in your career with our established career roadmap where you can function as a key individual contributor or technical lead of one of our products. With over 50 active programs, there are multiple opportunities for hands-on integration and test of our products, design and development of subsystem architectures and algorithm development of EW capabilities in signal identification and technique generation.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years in RF development/research and production for defense applications
  • Strong Knowledge of RF/Microwave principles and system and subsystem-level analysis methodologies
  • Strong verbal communication skills with ability to present data and explain results to management & customers
  • Familiarity using RF/Microwave test equipment such as a Network Analyzer with calibrations kits, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, RF Power Meter, Oscilloscope
  • Familiarity of the following RF/Microwave concepts & terminology: dB, dBc, dBi, dBm, Bandwidth, EIRP, G/T, Gain, Gain Compression, Gain Flatness, Intermodulation Products, Isolation, Noise Figure, Phase & Amplitude Settling, Phase Noise, Return Loss, Spurious, Third Order Intercept, and VSWR
  • Prior leadership experience with cross product teams in a complex multiple stakeholder environment
  • Occasional business travel is required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with Active (or active within past 24 months) DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:
  • Experience interfacing, communicating and presenting to project and program management
  • Experience in proposal development and cost estimation
  • Familiarity with Digital Design
  • Working knowledge of software/firmware development embedded on target hardware
  • Experience in EW/RF/Microwave Systems design and development
  • Familiarity with requirements management tool such as Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience in programming with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with investigation within five years

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline.

Desired Education : Master’s / Ph.D degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.


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.