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Principal RF Antenna Design Engineer

Company: Raytheon Careers
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

*Date Posted:*
2024-04-25*Country:*
United States of America*Location:*
AZ852: RMS AP Bldg M02 1151 East Hermans Road Building M02, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA*Position Role Type:*
OnsiteAt Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling - to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today's mission and stay ahead of tomorrow's threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.
*Job Summary:*
The RF Antenna Team at Raytheon is seeking a talented Principal Engineer to join our team in Tucson, AZ.
The candidate will be responsible for leading and shaping antenna, radome, and antenna measurement system technology within the Company. The selected candidate will also be expected to lead diverse teams, provide technical oversight, delegate tasks, and work with the Engineering organization to establish technology roadmaps, enable modernization, and contribute to general innovation. In addition, the candidate will work with government personnel and programs, and define and refine requirements to validate hardware compliance. The candidate will be responsible for providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, and training to other employees across the business within the candidate's areas of expertise.
This position is an onsite role, located in Tucson, AZ.

  • Responsibilities to Anticipate:*
  • Development of antenna or radome hardware and requirements
  • Work with interdisciplinary engineering teams including thermal, structural, mechanical, systems, etc.
  • Work with antenna manufacturing suppliers
  • Analyze simulation or test data to verify performance to requirements
  • Basic Qualifications:*
  • Typically requires a Bachelor's in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience, or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 6 years of experience to include any combination of the following:
  • Antenna element design and fabrication
  • Antenna simulation and modeling
  • Antenna measurements in near or far field systems
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
  • Preferred Qualifications:*
  • Master of Science (MS) or PhD in electrical engineering
  • Strong experience managing and presenting technical data to stakeholders and customers in design reviews and technical interchange meetings
  • Strong experience designing and delivering conformal antenna designs
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities from multiple sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment with positive interaction
  • Demonstrated ability to put forth and drive technical execution plans
  • Knowledgeable of management processes, such as IPDS, EVMS, etc.
  • Experience presenting to FRB, ERB, CCB, MRB, etc.
  • Understanding of near-field-to-far-field processing algorithms
  • Ability to design near-field-to-far-field processing algorithms
  • Understanding of complex threat environments and battlefields
  • Experience designing datalink, flight termination, and telemetry antenna systems
  • Experience designing GPS antenna systems
  • Experience with being a Cost Account Manager or Integrate Product Team Lead
  • Proficiency with Python, MATAB and/or other high level scientific programming languages
  • Proficiency with high performance computing (HPC) environments and schedulers such as SLURM
  • Proficiency with modeling & simulation tools such as HFSS, CST, FEKO, SENTRi and GRASP
  • What We Offer:*
    Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
    *Additional Information:*
    This position requires a security clearance. DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (DCSA CAS), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: [
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    The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.*RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.*
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