Sr Principal Electrical Engr - Radiation Hardened - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Missile Systems is the world’s largest missile producer. Missile Systems is responsible for the design, test, manufacture, and support of weapon systems equipping the US warfighter and our international allies to meet a large variety of demanding mission requirements. Every missile system produced contains advanced electrical subsystems. These enable target detection, target tracking, guidance, navigation, signal processing, and communication in extreme battle-field environments. The Electrical Subsystems Directorate (ESD) is responsible for all aspects of these subsystems’ design, test, and production.

Job Description:

The Electronics Product Development and Prototyping Department, a part of ESD, is currently searching for a Principle Electrical Engineer with education and experience in performing test and troubleshooting to the component level utilizing schematics and test equipment.
Responsibilities include working with a team of engineers performing electrical tests and troubleshooting on subassemblies, assemblies, and systems for conformance to specifications; Understanding and applying the theory of operation for the unit under test to enable determination of faulty product for design, workmanship, environmental and/or component defects. Additionally, the candidate will work on systems validation, test and analysis while working through all phases of integration, test and validation activities within the Labs. As a Principle Electrical Engineer the candidate will ensure customer success through the development and execution of innovative and comprehensive test, verification, and validation strategies, processes, tools and techniques.

Responsibilities may contain aspects of one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Signal processing - analysis and manipulation of signals. Signals can be either analog or digital.
  • Communications - transmission of information across a channel such as a co-axial cable, optical fiber or free space.
  • Electromagnetics - includes Electromagnetic waves, Transmission Lines and Waveguides, Antennas, Radio-Frequency (RF) and Microwaves.
  • Controls - flight and propulsion systems.
  • Power - generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity as well as the design of related devices. These include transformers, electric generators, electric motors, high voltage engineering, and power electronics.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM degree, and a minimum of 10 years’ of directly related work experience.
  • Past work history or familiarity with the terminology and the impact to circuits and electronics on the following topics:
    • Radiation Tools, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
    • Radiation Hardening, Survivability and Mitigation of Effects
    • Radiation Environments and Sources including effects of natural and man-made environments on system design and performance
    • Radiation Basic Mechanisms
    • Radiation Testing and Techniques including Total Dose, Displacement Damage, Prompt Dose, and Single Event Effects
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Desired Skills:
  • Current or previous experience as a Radiation Analyst, Radiation Effects Engineer, or similar position
  • Ability to run orbit environmental models for total dose, displacement damage, and single event effects with supervision.
  • Advanced understanding of system design & Radiation Hardening, Survivability, and Mitigation Effects.
  • Experience with hardware design for natural space radiation environments in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits
  • Experience with hardware design for man-made or hostile endoatmospheric and/or exoatmospheric radiation environments including electromagnetic pulse
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles, requirements
  • Familiarity with EEE-INST-002: Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification, and Derating
  • Knowledge of Hyperspectral payload design
  • Experience with Integration and Test of Space Hardware
  • Proficiency in one or more Radiation transport tools (MCNP, GEANT, NOVICE, etc)
  • Knowledge of programmable electronic parts
  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics
  • Experience in missile defense systems is highly desired
  • Current or previous work experience with the design, fabrication and testing of electronic and mechanical sub-systems and CCAs.
  • Strong experience in reading, understanding and accurately following prints, schematics, sketches, as well as work from verbal and/or written instructions including test procedures.
  • Proven communication and presentations skills with ability to clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Manage and balance the priorities of multiple programs simultaneously
  • Proven interaction in a team environment
  • Must be a self-starter and possess ability to work autonomously while establishing schedule and priorities
Security Requirement:
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, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.