Massachusetts Green Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Raytheon Technologies Principal Investigator - Scientist II in Cambridge, Massachusetts


This is an opportunity for entrepreneurial scientists to start and lead new R&D areas as a Principal Investigator at BBN Technologies. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to explore their own research agendas, organize and direct teams of bright scientists and engineers, and do important work.

Who we are

For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at BBN Technologies have collaborated to solve real-world problems through research, exploration, development and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.

Our creative teams take pride in their work and tackle exceptionally hard problems to provide useful, practical solutions for our customers. We are one of the nation's premier research and development laboratories, awarded the 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation by the President of the United States “for sustained innovation through the engineering of first-of-a-kind, practical systems”.

What you will do

We're looking for experienced, creative, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated research leaders who can hit the ground running, interact with customers and potential customers, obtain funding for projects, organize and lead project teams, and lead the growth of current and new research areas.

BBN excels at very high-end R&D. Our current areas of technical interest and expertise are:

Analytics / Forecasting

Artificial Intelligence / Semantic reasoning / Machine Learning

Autonomy / Collaborative swarm behaviors

Command & Control

Computational imaging

Cyber Security / Cyber Physical

Distributed Systems


Next-generation Networking and Communications

Non-traditional computing

Photonic integrated circuits

Positioning, Navigation and Timing

Quantum Information Processing

Sensor Systems / Lidar / Radar / Undersea acoustics

Speech, Language & Multimedia

Synthetic Biology / Biotechnology

What you need

• Outstanding record of technology innovation and leadership

• Demonstrated excellence in interacting with customers and decision-makers

• Proven track record in writing successful proposals, standing up research teams, and executing projects successfully

• Creativity and entrepreneurial streak

• Advanced degree required.

Additional Skills that would be AWESOME

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Why Us

Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our clients.

Our culture enables all employees to find purpose, thrive, and succeed. By creating an environment where all opinions are valued, risk taking is encouraged, and excellence is rewarded, we allow our employees to do their best, most important work.

If you have a growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, Come Join Our Team!

Raytheon BBN is proud to offer a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive 401k company match, a Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive, and competitive benefits package. In addition to protecting your and your family’s health and well-being, we also offer important financial and family friendly benefits to meet your needs.

Our Work/Life benefits include – Paid Parental Leave – Adoption Assistance – Auto and Home Insurance – Child/Elder Back Up Care – College Coach – Retirement Planning Services – Flexible Work Arrangements - Legal Services – LifeResources – Employee Discount Program – Educational Assistance – Transportation Benefits – and Wellness Reward

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


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.