Principal Electrical Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

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Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, including a large presence in Aurora, CO. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Job Description:
Raytheon IIS seeks a qualified Principal Electrical Engineer with a background in RF or Ground Antenna Engineering to be the Hardware and Infrastructure (HWI) Chief Engineer (CE) for an existing program that is expanding. This position will oversee and provide technical direction related to design and performance of new and existing antenna ground systems. The Chief Engineer (CE) will provide Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) support for the RF and electrical elements of the ground stations. The position is responsible for oversight of electrical and RF architecture, design, development, and operations of ground antenna systems, including providing technical direction in the case of performance or other issues with the system. An active US Government TS/SCI clearance is required as of day one for this position (US Citizenship required).

Responsibilities of this position included, but are not limited to:

  • Performing analyses of RF electrical systems e.g., link analyses, gain distributions, distortion parameter allocations, architecture trade studies
  • Reviewing and providing inputs to Hardware electrical specifications, as well as Subcontractor procurement specifications
  • Providing oversight to the HWI team, and program Subcontractors via the Technical Subcontract Managers (TSMs), for development and evaluation of system architectures, designs, and interfaces that meet system specifications and requirements
  • Reviewing and providing inputs to hardware specifications and design analyses in preparation for customer and program reviews
  • Reviewing and providing inputs to trade studies and vendor/product selections
  • Supporting design, integration and verification activities as the RF Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Monitoring Subcontractor technical design, development, integration, and verification, via the Technical Subcontract Managers, to ensure product compliance to contract specifications
Required Skills:
  • Eight or more years of electrical engineering experience with RF communications hardware, e.g. modulators, demodulators, frame synchronizers
  • In-depth knowledge of satellite ground station architectures and designs
  • Basic understanding of analyses related to ground antenna systems requirements including link budgets, phase noise, latency, signal-to-noise ratio, Gain over Noise Temperature (G/T) ratio, required transmit Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP), Eb/No Bit-energy to Noise Density ratio calculations, etc.
  • General knowledge of common IT infrastructure hardware and interfaces (compute, storage, network)
  • Experience troubleshooting satellite ground station systems
  • Experience using test equipment (i.e., spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power meters)
  • Experience writing and reviewing manuals, procedures, plans, specifications, engineering drawings and notebooks
  • Experience presenting technical information to internal and external customers
  • Able to travel on occasion, domestically for up to 2 weeks
  • Active US Government TS/SCI security clearance (US Citizenship required)
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with RF hardware testing
  • Experience performing trade studies; recommending solutions; and, identifying potential suppliers
  • Experience developing a Bill of Materials (BOM) required to produce a hardware system; initiating the purchasing process; and monitor procurement and receipt progress
  • Ability to understand architectures based on requirements and interface definitions
  • Experience performing hardware parts selection with consideration given to environmental variables, safety, site constraints and lessons learned
  • Experience with requirements management throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Experience with verifying hardware subsystem requirements via test
Required Education:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline and 8 years of related work experience or 16 years of related work experience in lieu of a EE degree 138255

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.