Principal RF Design Engineer

Raytheon El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 5 months ago

The Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) is an engineering organization that focuses on product development and mission assurance. It is a vital link that allows Raytheon Secure Sensor Solutions (SSS) to introduce reliable new products faster, better and more economically. This position is for an electrical engineer to work in the Hardware Engineering Organization performing Analog RF Design. The person hired for this position will work on designs or upgrades based on descriptions and specifications provided by our customers. This entails working in integrated product teams to design, develop, and manufacture complex state-of-the-art systems for airborne, naval, and land-based military applications.

The SSS AEWRS & RNAV Electronics department has an immediate opportunity for a Principal RF Design Engineer. We have many new programs ramping up that require RF Analog Engineers that can fill the following requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

The scope of work is to design/test/troubleshoot an RF circuit for a Receiver Module or similar application. The design includes simulation and schematic capture, peer reviews and then following the design through mentor graphics layout and finally lab integration and test.

Required Skills:

  • 8 years of experience designing and integrating RF systems, subsystems and/or RF modules, particularly for Radar applications

  • Receiver and exciter experience

  • High-Speed (> 500 MHz) ADC, DAC and DDS experience

  • Demonstrated expertise with Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, S-Parameters, and MATLAB

  • Ability to mentor others and work well on a dynamic team in a System Integration Lab or Test Lab on schedule critical deliveries

  • Strong RF, Analog and microwave subsystem/ Systems Engineer which can resolve production, test, and integration problems related to design issues; provide resolution for parts obsolescence; and support fielded systems

  • Experience in design, test, and troubleshoot of RF, digital and mixed signal circuits and systems in both a factory and lab setting

  • Experience with testing and troubleshooting RF and Microwave component/subsystem such as up-converters, down converters, power amplifiers, waveform generators, RF modulators, and limiters

  • Experience in Radar Receiver/Exciter integration, test, data reduction, and analysis of systems and sub-systems

  • Must be comfortable with complex issues that span multiple domains of electrical, RF, digital and software.

  • Experience interfacing with suppliers

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. DOD Secret Security Clearance as of DAY ONE of Employment.

  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:

  • RF Design Knowledge using industry standard tools

  • Comprehensive Laboratory Testing and Troubleshooting Capability

  • Very well versed in RF instrumentation

  • (vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, signal generator, noise figure meter, oscilloscope)

  • Ability to multi-task across several programs

  • Good Communication to team members

Required Education:

  • BS from an Accredited University with a major in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field.

  • Master's Degree is preferable
    142535BR 142535 Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type

Secret - Current


Electrical Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

CA - El Segundo

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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