Radar Operator Subject Matter Expert

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Do you have a passion for Radar Measurement & Test?

Would you enjoy working on a nationally certified ground plane range or an indoor 30x30 compact range to support our nations security?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to hear from you!



About US:

Raytheon Missiles & Defense provides the industry's most advanced end-to-end solutions, delivering the advantage of one innovative partner that connects vision with precision to detect, track, intercept and neutralize threats. Were on a mission to create a safer future by being the place our customers turn to tackle their most complex challenges. Our broad portfolio includes air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems, and advanced defense technologies.


Job Summary:
We are seeking senior career Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements Technician or Engineer to join the Mechanical Products Team. You will join a team of experts in RCS measurements, supporting test & evaluation of hardware using advanced Instrumentation Radar Test Equipment and facilities. This design team is committed to excellence supporting our customers and allies worldwide.


We value diverse skills and experience, so dont hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If youre passionate about what you could accomplish here, wed love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Supporting Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurement tests of developmental and production systems.
  • Creating a test matrix and test plan, selecting radar parameters and RF feeds, document activities pertaining to test preparation, data analysis, design trades, prediction results, and others
  • Configuring the lab data acquisition equipment; near field SCI, and far field Radarman instrumentation radar data collection system
  • Configuring target support and positioning systems, ensuring that all needed special test devices are designed, fabricated, and/or purchased, ensuring that all needed fixturing is complete and correct Occasional travel for business, training, and conferences
  • Coordinating with target handling and facilities personnel
  • Performing early quick look of data; and performing data-processing, and/or analysis activities to ensure completeness of the data packages for the customer.
  • With Engineering assistance provide basic radar trouble shooting as needed.

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 additional years of experience

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors degree or additional 2 years of Radar experience may be substituted for each 1 year of college
  • Eight (8) years experience in calibration, maintenance and/or characterization of RF equipment for near and/or far field RCS measurements
  • Experience using RCS data processing/reduction and/or basic data analysis
  • 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

Qualifications We Value:
  • Experience in RCS Far Field measurements in various ranges (Direct Illumination Far Field, outdoor, indoor Compact Range, Taper or RCS)
  • Experience in RF Near Field RCS measurements (planar, cylindrical or spherical)
  • Experience with operating and/or maintaining the QuarterBranch RadarMan radar system
  • Understanding of electromagnetic fundamentals
  • Advanced radar system development or test experience
  • Writing test plans, test procedures, and detailed test configuration documentation
  • Experience with planning, scheduling, and estimating number of hours needed for work tasks
  • Familiarity with the industry range certification effort and management of range handbook

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.


This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round190889

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