Technical Support Engineer - RF Test

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810
A RF Test Technical Support Engineer opportunity currently exists within our fast-paced Advanced Microelectronic Solutions Department at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) in Andover, MA.

RMD is a technology and innovation leader. We produce a broad portfolio of advanced technologies including, missile defense systems, radars, precision weapons, and command and control systems, which directly contribute to protecting our nation and our war fighters. We value a diverse company with different perspectives and styles of tackling the worlds most complex challenges and toughest threats. Raytheon Technologies offers employee benefits such as a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, 401(k) Savings & Investment Plans, Paid Time Off, Student Loan Repayment Plans, Educational Assistance, and Parental Leave.

The Advanced Microelectronic Solutions (AMS) department designs and manufactures compound semiconductor devices, millimeter/microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for defense and commercial applications as part of RMD. In this position, the chosen candidate will support the design, development, prototype demonstration and transition to production of RF MMICs and of RF Transceiver modules. He or she will be a member of a team of multi-disciplined engineers to test prototype designs of RF modules for radar applications, communications equipment and EW systems. The candidate will be responsible for device and module RF test, troubleshooting and fault identification, and responsible for control of test equipment calibration status. The candidate should have an understanding of RF/Microwave electronics and test equipment, and be familiar with Network analysis using the Keysight PNA-X. Controlling test equipment as a user of LabVIEW and Visual Basic software suites. The candidate should have the mechanical ability to create/customize needed test assets by hand, if required (drilling/screwing/soldering).

In this role, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:
  • Knowledge: A fundamental understanding of microwave propagation. A basic knowledge of analog/DC circuits and digital control. Understands test equipment for microwave measurements, DC Power Measurements and digital/FPGA control.
  • Problem Solving: Works to identify first tier failures of devices under test through test, troubleshoot and inspection.
  • Discretion: Works with minimal direction. Has the ability to determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Impact: Supports MMIC designers, module designers, packaging engineers, test engineers, and research and development teams to advance emerging technologies resulting in new product / business opportunities for Raytheon.
Please Note: This position can be a Tech Support Engineer II (G07) or Sr. Tech Support Engineer I (G08) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree, or combination of education and applicable work experience
  • A minimum of two years of experience with the fundamentals of RF test parameters such as S-parameters, P1dB, noise figure, Power added Efficiency or TOI
  • Can operate RF test stations using NI Labview Software
  • Experience with equipment such as Keysight Performance Network Analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise figure analyzers, or power meters/sensors.
  • Experience with Microelectronic assemblies.
  • Experience with GaAs/GaN MMICs.
  • US Citizenship is required

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of employment.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, skills.
  • Independent problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplined engineering environment.

Security: Will require Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance; current clearance preferred. At a minimum, an Interim Secret clearance will be required in order to start work.

This position requires the ability to obtain and hold a DoD secret security clearance.
This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DSCA website at: https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/pv/fso/interim_clearances/



This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.175282

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