Sr. Electrical Engineer II / Principal Electrical Engineer - Rad Hard - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Organization Description:

Within the Electrical Subsystems Directorate (ESD), you will be a part of providing a key role within the Missile Systems Engineering organization by providing the electronics for the weapon system products. We engage at the outset of the weapon system development and follow our designs through deployment. Our team helps mold the requirements and bring concepts to life. Our products are deployed all over the world, reach the exoatmospheric environments and into space. The Configurable Digital Logic (CDL) Products Department within the ESD’s Product Technology Center (PTC) is responsible for the architecture, design and documentation of deliverable firmware and FPGA embedded processing at RMS. At MS, we offer competitive salaries and benefits, including profit sharing and a comprehensive relocation package. Learn more about our requirements and apply today!

Job Description:

The Electrical Engineer will develop FPGA designs in VHDL for all major vendors and device families including: Xilinx, Microsemi (Actel), Intel (Altera) andLattice designs are implemented using VHDL for the following applications: Radiation-Hard and Radiation-Tolerant, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing. Designers work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, architect new parts, partition and perform code development, simulation, place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies. Design support is expected from requirements definition through integration and test. Design documentation and configuration management are required.

Please note this position can be a Sr. Electrical Engineer II or Principal Electrical Engineer I depending on the candidate’s skills and experience.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Independently drive projects and execute to program schedules on time and budget
  • Lead small teams and mentor junior engineers
  • Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required
  • Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production
  • Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success
  • Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements
  • Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability
  • Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage
  • Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and user’s guides
  • Support internal and external technical reviews
Required Skills and Experience
U. S. Citizenship required
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience with digital design and VHDL coding
  • Expertise in FPGA design for radiation-hard or radiation-tolerant
    • Experience with FPGA vendors and device families suitable for radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant designs and appropriate tool flows
    • FPGA design techniques to reduce or eliminate Single Event Effects (SEEs)
      • Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) techniques through custom FPGA Register Transfer Level (RTL) and/or synthesis directives
      • Safe hardware design practices specific to FPGAs, including safe encoded Finite State Machines (FSMs)
      • Concurrent error detection, hamming code, parity code, and Built-In Self-Test (BIST) techniques
    • Verification and Validation (V&V) experience with radiation-hard and/or radiation-tolerant FPGA designs, including simulation and/or emulation
    • Experience with design for natural space radiation environment in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits
    • Experience with 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 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Expertise in delivering FPGA solutions to system level applications
  • Hands on experience with integration and debug
­Required Education:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
Desired Qualifications:
  • MS or Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • FPGA design expertise in one or more of the following areas:

-Expertise in radar processing techniques
-Expertise in image processing techniques for visual and infrared sensors
-Expertise in embedded systems design using ARM, Microblaze, or Nios processors
-Expertise in gigabit serial interfaces and multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs)
-Expertise in constrained random verification in UVM using System Verilog
-Expertise in verification utilizing emulation platforms, such as Veloce
  • Knowledge of C programming and scripting languages such as Perl or Python
  • Experience modeling algorithms and applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms
  • FPGA design experience using a Linux based development environment
  • Past experience in a leadership role such as team lead, technical lead, project lead, etc.
  • Past experience estimating design work, developing schedules, and tracking progress against budget and schedule for FPGA designs
  • Highly motivated, high performers with a strong desire to learn and contribute in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform work without appreciable direction
Existing/active Department of Defense Secret clearance Preferred:

This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. 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. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at:


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.