Principal Engineer RF-CCA - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:

Raytheon Missile Systems, the world leader in design, development and production of missile systems, is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer or Senior Principal Electrical Engineer for the Electrical Subsystems Products Department – Huntsville, an organization with 70+ employees, and part of the Products and Technology Center in Tucson, AZ with 700 + employees. This organization is responsible for delivering innovative, affordable and producible products and technologies which support electrical subsystem solutions throughout the life cycle of the product.

The candidate will be responsible for leading and shaping the architecture and incorporation of low C-SWAP Receivers and Exciters into the Raytheon’s product portfolio. The selected candidate will also be expected to lead diverse, multi-disciplined teams, provide technical oversight, delegate tasks, and work with the Engineering organization to establish technology roadmaps, enable modernization, and contribute to general innovation. In addition, the candidate will work with government personnel and programs, and define and refine requirements to validate hardware compliance. The candidate will be responsible for providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, and training to other employees across the business within the candidate’s areas of expertise. As a Principal Electrical Engineer or Senior Principal Electrical Engineer, it is expected that the candidate works across Product Lines and Business Units to shape the future of the enterprise. Additionally, the selected individual must seek out and establish mentorships to enable a teaching culture.
Required Experience and Skills:

Must be a US citizen
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of applicable experience focused on designing, modeling, analyzing, testing and/or integrating circuit cards and sub-assemblies
  • Familiarity with industry trends toward high performance, low cost technology, especially trends originating in the commercial sector, e.g. 5G.
  • A working knowledge of low phase noise reference sources (exciters)
  • A working knowledge of low noise figure, high linearity receivers, and high data rate converters
  • Technical leadership with capture/pursuit experience, including contribution or authoring of white papers, RFI responses, proposal of technical volumes, or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing and presenting technical data to stakeholders and customers in design reviews and technical interchange meetings
  • Must have or be able to obtain, at a minimum, an active DoD Secret Clearance
Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in math, engineering, science or related technical field.
Desired Experience and Skills:
  • Masters of Science (MS) or PhD in electrical engineering
  • 12+ years professional experience with national recognition in industry
  • Patents, papers and/or publications in related technical field
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
  • Demonstrated ability to put forth and drive technical execution plans
  • Knowledgeable of government processes, such as IPDS, EVMS, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in the system engineering process and DODAF
  • Understanding of guidance system architectures
  • Experience integrating receiver and exciter subassemblies with antenna subsystems
  • Understanding of complex threat environments and battlefields
  • Experience with datalink and telemetry systems
  • Proficiency with Python, MATLAB and/or other high level scientific programming languages
  • Proficiency with high performance computing (HPC) and parallel computing
  • Proficiency with modeling & simulation tools such as HFSS and Systemvue
  • Broad knowledge of tactical missiles systems to understand system level requirements allocation and dependencies, as well as conduct trades studies at the test systems level
  • Familiarity with all stages of the missile product lifecycle, including early concept/trade studies, performance simulations, qualification testing, and transition to production
  • Familiarity with assessing program level risks to performance objectives and communicating status to business leadership and customer community
  • Active member of at least one RF-related professional organization
Prior active participation in a mentorship or coaching program involving several junior or mid-level engineers

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.


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.