Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer - RF Design

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

Job Summary:
Raytheon Missiles and Defense is seeking an engineering professional to work with a variety of programs as a contributor to detailed design, simulation, product development, and initial product testing.

The RF Products Department is currently searching for Electrical Engineers who have experience designing RF and Microwave hardware, including transmitters, receivers, and exciters. This role includes design and test activities that span preliminary design to integration. Products we develop support radar and datalink applications on a variety of tactical missile programs. Critical to this role will be designing for challenging mechanical constraints and extreme environments.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Design and development of transmitters, receivers or exciters.
  • Experience designing and optimizing RF circuits- either chains of components (receiver, exciter, etc.) or individual parts (filters, limiters, couplers, etc.).
  • Working in a lab to accomplish component characterization as well as module verification and integration
  • Testing and handling sensitive RF Hardware
  • Design of circuit card assemblies (CCAs) with RF or mixed signals
  • Working with interdisciplinary teams- power, digital, mechanical, etc.
  • Schematic capture and RF routing

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience to include at least 2 of the following:
    • RF design and fabrication
    • RF test and troubleshoot
    • Simulation of RF products
  • At least ten (10) years of experience with any of the following tools:
    • Mentor DX Designeror equivalent
    • High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS)or equivalent
    • SystemVue/Genesysor equivalent
    • Advanced Design System (ADS) or equivalent

Qualifications We Value:
  • Mentorship or apprenticeship experience
  • Technical oversight responsibilities for less-senior engineers
  • Working across domains on complex projects
  • Architecting and requirements definition for complex RF products
  • Team lead experience on technical projects including experience w/ cost and schedule
  • EVMS or CAM experience
  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills with desire to continuously learn and improve
  • Ability to prepare documentation with minimal oversight
  • Solid communication and teaming skills with a focus on collaboration
  • Background in designing for manufacturability, producibility, and cost constraints. Includes yield and margin analysis
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to proactively identify alternate solutions to overcome difficult technical challenges
  • Technical background in the following areas:
    • Cascade analysis and/or frequency planning
    • Filter design and fabrication
    • Circuit card assembly design and fabrication
    • Testing or designing RF hybrid (chip and wire) technologies
    • High speed data converter test/characterization
    • High power RF design or test experience
    • Scripting experience (Matlab or Python)
  • Some front line leadership desirable

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 requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

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-round.


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Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer - RF Design

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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