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Principal Receiver Exciter RF Design Engineer

Raytheon Missiles & Defense

This is a Full-time position in tewksbury, ma posted March 19, 2023.

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United States of America


MA131: Tewksbury, MA Bldg 1 Assabet 50 Apple Hill Drive Assabet – Building 1, Tewksbury, MA, 01876 USA

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About Us:

One global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Raytheon Missiles and Defense offers an innovative and inclusive culture; welcoming diversity and collaboration and providing numerous opportunities for career growth.

The Receiver Exciter and Back End Processing (REBEP) Department is the focal point for receiver, exciter, beam steering, and signal processing technology in the Radar and Missile Defense division. The department is responsible for the design, development, integration, support to production builds, and lifecycle support of RMD products.
Job Summary:

We have an opportunity for an engineer who is seeking to utilize their strong academic background and professional experience in RF/Microwave system theory and design to help develop the next generation of RMD Radar Receiver, Exciter, and Transmitter products.

Responsibilities include architecture development, requirements analysis, hardware design, hands on testing of components, circuit card assemblies, and subsystems. Technical support during the transition to production and support to production activities are also expected. Team leadership skills including cost and schedule management plus proposal writing and presentation experience are desired.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualification could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

This Radar Receiver Exciter RF Design Engineer role will be based either in Tewksbury, MA or Marlborough, MA

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Design and development of transmitters, receivers, or exciters.

  • Design and optimization of RF circuits- either chains of components (receiver, exciter, etc.) or individual parts (filters, limiters, couplers, etc.).

  • Working with interdisciplinary teams- power, digital, mechanical, etc.

  • Schematic capture and RF routing

  • Transition to production

Qualification You Must Have:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Science or Arts in, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and 8+ years of relevant experience in computer or software engineering OR a STEM Master’s and 5+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with Microwave/RF system, subsystem and component analysis, design and test.

  • Hands-on experience with electromagnetic simulation tools such as HFSS, ADS, CST, and/or Mentor Graphics’ Xpedition and analytical tools such as Matlab

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • Experience translating system performance and operation specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills with desire to continuously learn and improve.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of cost estimating, plus budget, and schedule management

  • Experience in technical writing, proposal writing, and oral presentations

  • Technical background in any of the following areas:

    • Cascade analysis and/or frequency planning

    • Filter design and fabrication

    • Circuit card assembly design and fabrication

    • High speed data converter test/characterization

    • Low Noise RF source design and test experience

What We Offer:

Whether you’re 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.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.


Raytheon Technologies 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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