Principal RF Microwave Design Electrical Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

SAS Electronic Warfare program is seeking a Principal Subsystem RF & Microwave design Electrical Engineer. This Position is located in Goleta, California.

A successful candidate should have demonstrable expertise in RF / Microwave Design and Development. This group designs RF and Microwave electronic hardware such as frequency references, frequency synthesizers, upconverters, downconverters, low noise amplifiers, and solid state power amplifiers for EW applications. Efforts include developing circuits using microstrip/stripline and performing circuit simulations and validation of design models using the Keysight Advance Design System (ADS) and Computer Simulation Technology (CST). Our designs satisfy rigorous requirements of DoD programs. The position will also performs technical & cost trade studies, and product selection for commercially available components. All designs incorporate Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) techniques including simulation and prototyping necessary to validate the simulations and to develop statistical margins.

Candidates will be expected to provide recommendations and solutions to a variety of technical problems of appropriate scope and complexity, working independently or in small groups. Successful candidates should expect to be immersed in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment where an individual with talent and initiative can stand out and thrive.

The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to develop, simulate, document, support, debug, and test various types of RF/Microwave circuit level / board level designs.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Electrical Engineering RF / Microwave design and development.
  • Must have experience with RF/Microwave building blocks: Antennas, Amplifier, Attenuator, Directional Coupler, Frequency Mixer, Lowpass/Bandpass/Highpass Filter, Oscillator, Power Divider, RF Switch, Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO), Voltage Reference or Voltage Variable Attenuator.
  • Must have an understanding of the following RF/Microwave concepts & terminology: dB, dBc, dBi, dBm, Bandwidth, G/T, Gain, Gain Flatness, Isolation, Noise Figure, Phase Noise, Return Loss, Spurious, and VSWR
  • Must have experience using RF/Microwave test equipment such as a Network Analyzer with calibrations kits, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, RF Power Meter or Oscilloscope
  • Current experience with design tools such as ADS, CTS, HFSS, FEKO, Matlab, PSpice, AWR Microwave Office, Sonnet, Schematic/Layout tools
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required as this position will require a DoD Secret Security Clearance within 1st year of employment
  • Ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance
Desired Skills:
  • Electronic Warfare Sub-Systems Engineering Experience
  • Familiarity with Digital Design
  • Mentor Board Station and Expedition Schematic/Layout
  • Advocate for process improvement (e.g. CMMI and Six Sigma); experience building strong relationships and effectively partnering with internal resources; customer focused
  • Detailed understanding of the following RF/Microwave concepts & terminology:, Gain Compression and Intermodulation Products
  • Third Order Intercept, Phase & Amplitude Settling, EIRP
  • Design experience with Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs)
  • Power Supply design and modeling
  • EVMS & Integrated Project Team Leadership Experience
Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
Desired Education:
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 151892

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