Principal Electrical Engr
Raytheon - Tewksbury, MA

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Electrical Design Directorate (EDD)

EDD provides engineering design, integration and production to core radar, sonar, torpedo, and combat system competencies (process and control, integration and test, power systems, torpedo and sonar electronics, receivers and exciters, antennas and microwave subassemblies).

EDD has responsibility for the following areas:
Phased Array Radar design – RF/ microwave antenna design
Power and Electronic systems design
Receiver & Exciter Design - REX System Analysis, Exciter Design, Receiver Design,
Low Noise Sources, Simulation and Modeling, Metrology, Integration and Test
Mixed Signal Design - Receiver A/D Converters, Direct Digital Converters, Receiver D/A
Converters, Digital Waveform Generators, Mixed Signal CCAs, Mixed Signal Modules and Subsystems
Digital Hardware - Subsystem/Module Digital Circuits, FPGA/ASICs, Beam Steering, Mixed Process/Photonics/Sensors, COTS systems, COTS interfaces, Subsystem Development, VME/PCI
Digital Systems – System Trades, Architecture, Embedded Processing
Software Design - Real-time Signal Processing, Beam Steering, Embedded Software
Photonics Design – Fiber Optic Communication, Optical Control
Opportunities currently exist within EDD’s Antenna and Microwave Department. The Antenna and Microwave Department has responsibility for the following:
•Antenna Systems - Antenna System Analysis, Array Analysis, Electromagnetic Analysis, Array Calibration and BITE, Signal Level Analysis, Assembly, Integration and Test
•Antenna/Microwave Subsystems - Phased Array Subsystems, High Power Subsystems, Antenna Subsystems, Signal Level Analysis, Subsystem Integration and Test
•RF/Microwave Design - Simulation and Layout, Passive Circuits, Amplifiers, Ferrites, Component Test, Material Characterization
•Antenna Design - Radiating Elements, Reflectors, Feedhorns, Radomes/Frequency Selective Surfaces, Simulation and Layout, Antenna Test
Members of the Antenna and Microwave Department hold key roles in all of Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) programs. An example of work performed in this department is phased array antenna design – and the analysis of array performance, including time side lobes, noise figure, noise floor, and other parameters. This work requires an engineer familiar with the use of numerical modeling techniques and tools to determine the impact of array performance on radar or communication system performance. Working in this department involves close cooperation and communication with other engineering disciplines including systems, mechanical, software. Engineers in this department also follow their designs into production supporting manufacturing operations and system integration and test functions. Teamwork, trust and accurate results are essential to the success of working in this department within the Electrical Design Directorate.
Other examples of work performed within the Antenna and Microwave department include: design of Radio Frequency, Microwave and Millimeter Wave circuits, components or modules for use in radar or communication systems and measurement of subsystems using antenna test techniques, equipment and facilities.
Principal Electrical Engineer

This position requires a strong academic background and experience in antenna and radar system theory and design, including architectures and RF/Microwave components and subsystems. A strong working knowledge of electromagnetic theory and radar systems is required. Candidates should have strong analytical skills in radar, antenna, and microwave systems, as well as hands-on experience in the testing of microwave components and antennas. Candidates should have strong written and oral communications skills, and a desire to provide technical support for proposal activities. Team leadership skills including cost and schedule management experience are desired. Candidates should have a propensity for learning through self-study, and be comfortable in a multi-tasking environment.

Basic Qualifications

- BS degree in Electrical Engineering and 10 years experience in antenna or radar analysis and hardware design and test or

- MS degree in Electrical Engineering and 8 years experience in antenna or radar analysis and hardware design and test

Desired Qualifications

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Strong academic background that includes courses in: Microwave Engineering, Electromagnetic Theory, Antenna Theory, and Radar Systems

- Hands-on experience with electromagnetic simulation tools such as Ansoft HFSS, HP ADS, and phased array or RCS analysis tools

- Strong measurement capability, including Vector Network Analyzers, and antenna measurements

- Experience in technical writing, proposal writing, and oral presentations

- Experience in cost estimating, budget and schedule management

- Experience leading technical teams in antenna, RF/microwave, or radar developments

Secret clearance

This Position can be a salary Grade E05 or E06 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position

Business Unit Profile
Headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has locations in Washington, California, Utah, New Mexico, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Rhode Island, Alabama, Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas including air and missile defense systems, missile defense radars, early warning radars, naval ship operating systems, robotics and other advanced technologies. With a global workforce of almost 14,000 employees and 2011 sales of $5 billion, IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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