Sr. Components Engineer / Principal Components Engineer - Radiation Hardened

Raytheon Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

What does it take to make the world a safer place? It takes delivering innovative technology and collaborating with some of the finest talent in the engineering field. Whether you're a software engineer or a mechanical engineer, at Raytheon you'll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you'll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life. If you're ready to take on today's big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon.

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Job Description:

The selected candidate will perform and/or assist in the performance of Parts Engineering, Components Engineering or Applications engineering tasks supporting programs in the proposal, System Design Description, Low Rate Initial Production (SDD, LRIP), production and support phases. Position will require day to day interface with designers, product development engineering, Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD) function, program management, and other disciplines. Will be required to determine program statement of work (SOW) and other defined customer component application requirements. Determine program component environmental / characteristic application requirements. Provide technology insertion and parts selection/standardization guidance while adhering to business, component parametric, application environmental and circuit application constraints. Interface with multiple internal stakeholders and external suppliers/manufacturers to develop component risk and verification delineation. Create component verification data packages with supporting data. Provide applications engineering support to multiple program integrated product teams (IPT's.) Facilitate component selection and libraries application through the coordination and generation of the program bill of material (BOM) in a collaboration toolset. Presentation of component standardization, design library, obsolescence management and termination finish risk results in support of program preliminary and critical design reviews (PDR's / CDR's.)

Please Note: This position can be a Sr. Electrical Engineer II or Principal Electrical Engineer based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. May consider other related science or engineering discipline

  • A minimum of 6 years' direct related experience in electronic component parts and their application

  • Experience with component obsolescence management methodologies

  • Experience with Parts Standardization application and technology insertion within the design process

  • Experience with the development of associated component data/drawings and the judgment/determination of part applications to meet program/project objectives and requirements.

  • Experience with BOM (Bill of Material) development and management for developmental and production programs

  • Experience with component applications for natural space radiation environments in LEO, MEO and/or GEO orbits

  • Experience with component applications for man-made or hostile endoatmospheric and/or exoatmospheric radiation environments including electromagnetic pulse

  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-1809, Space Environment for USAF Space Vehicles and EEE-INST-002: Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification and Derating requirements

  • Knowledge of Electronic component risk/reliability assessment and electronic piece-part failure modes for Man-made and Natural Space Environments

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Desired Skills:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or other closely related science or engineering degree

  • Experience with Weibull distribution curves describing a part's performance in Man-made or Natural Space radiation environments

  • Familiarity with electronic piece-part characterization/testing for radiation environments/susceptibility

  • Familiarity with mitigation strategies (ex. Circumvent and recover, Operate-through, software/firmware error correction, etc.)

  • Understanding of the application of technical theories and concepts as they apply to electronic components and the parts management field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of component failure modes, component reliability and military specifications and standards

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and hierarchy definition.

  • Active electronic circuit design experience.

  • Mentor Graphics Expedition or Design Architect and circuit simulation/analysis tools (PSPICE, - Analog Workbench).

  • Knowledge of component failure modes by commodity

  • Knowledge component reliability process monitors and/or qualification methodologies

  • Knowledge of Component MIL drawings, standards, test specifications, and associated QPLs and QMLs.

  • Knowledge of component selection, screening, qualification, and derating for use in military, and aerospace flight applications.

  • Knowledge of analog design and analysis, general knowledge of digital circuitry and interfaces.

  • Knowledge and experience with use of lab common equipment (oscilloscopes, network analyzer, etc.).

  • Knowledge of electronics manufacturing processes and test equipment.

  • Knowledge of circuit card and PWB manufacturing processes

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to navigate multiple complex processes and tools.

  • Effective communication and the ability to work with and take directions from Functional Management, and Programmatic Leads from multiple programs.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task.

  • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.

  • Data collection and presentation skills to adequately discuss system impact of component obsolescence issue

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 Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), 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 DISCO website at: 152983BR 152983

Business Unit Profile

Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirements including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson Arizona, with over 13,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type



Electrical Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

AL - Huntsville

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

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