Principal Underwater Acoustic Specialist

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Portsmouth, RI 02871

About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:
Are you a highly motivated, intellectually curious engineer or scientist looking for a new challenge? MEDs Undersea & Electronic Systems Department is seeking an Underwater Acoustic Specialist to support research, development, and engineering design activities associated with naval platforms, systems and sensor programs in Portsmouth RI.

This position offers the opportunity to join a small specialized team of engineers and scientists operating in a respectful, collaborative and productive work environment. Candidates are expected to have senior-level expertise in transducer and array design and analysis, including strong theoretical understanding and analytical skills as well as the ability to go hands-on in a laboratory environment.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Directing and executing a broad spectrum of technical studies encompassing the development of hardware prototypes, development for production, analytical models from theoretical framework, defining and interpreting computational models, reconciling experimental results to predictions and applying findings and insights to advance the state of the art
  • Assuming an active leadership role in collaborating with customers and multi-organizational / inner-disciplinary project teams focused on developing solutions for emerging technologies
  • Supporting business development efforts and identifying new growth areas

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), Physics
  • 8+ years of experience in the field of transducer and array design and analysis.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with naval ships / systems
  • Proficiency with MATLAB
  • Advanced skills with one or more numerical modeling tools
  • Strong lab experience in development and testing of prototype hardware
  • Experience in maturing designs for production readiness
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance


  • Masters degree or PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Experience working on DoD programs
  • Experience with Navy submarine or surface ship platforms / systems / sensors
  • Experience as Principle Investigator or Task Lead role in multi-organizational S&T / R&D projects / programs
  • Record of success developing technical proposals and capturing new business
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following topics would be desired: structural acoustics, ship acoustics, noise and vibration control, hydro-acoustics, computational modeling of vibro-acoustic problems

What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust 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 superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

The Portsmouth facility has miles of nature trails, a fitness center, a dining center, research library and medical facility. Theres an active chapter of the Young Employee Success Network (YESNET), one of Raytheons employee resource groups, with a focus on networking, new hire outreach, career development, community service and social activities. Portsmouth is one of three towns on Aquidneck Island in the East Bay section of Rhode Island, and is anchored by the famed beaches, mansions, activities, and nightlife of Newport, five miles south of the facility. Aquidneck Island is a sailing center for Rhode Island as well as offering surfing and watersports at their several south-facing beaches. Boston is an easy car ride to our north.



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Principal Underwater Acoustic Specialist

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Portsmouth, RI 02871

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