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RTX Corporation Associate Director, Next-Gen RF Sensors in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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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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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

Advanced Technology is seeking a multi-disciplinary Engineering Project Leader that is responsible for the strategy and development of a portfolio of new and advanced wideband hybrid electronic-photonics sensors and RF signal processing capabilities in support of research and development programs .

In this role, you will provide technical direction and expertise during new program capture through execution, as well as working across the Raytheon enterprise to support further maturation and transition into operational programs. Additionally, you will identify strategic product development opportunities, and proposing and coordinating Independent Research and Development (IRAD) projects across programs and product lines. They work closely with engineers across technical disciplines, and are highly visible, influential, and accountable within Raytheon’s programs and leadership community.

This role is onsite located at one of the following locations: Tewksbury, MA, Arlington, VA, or San Diego, CA.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Perform regular customer interactions to develop strategic and emerging hybrid electronic-photonic sensing opportunities, white papers and proposals.

  • Lead technical white papers and proposal volumes through cross-organizational collaboration to deliver customer-focused and high-scoring content.

  • Lead trade studies on various sensing systems and sub-systems related to wideband RF and hybrid electronic-photonic sensors.

  • Lead/support modeling and simulation and requirements development.

  • Lead design and hardware/software development of emerging wideband electronic-photonic signal processing solutions (e.g. photonically-enabled channelization, true-time delay lines)

  • Support development and implementation of digital signal processing methodologies and algorithms in conjunction with electronics/hybrid systems.

  • Interact with customers, sponsors and partners at all organizational levels to maximize probability of successful pursuit and execution of contract R&D.

  • Communicate and collaborate with Program Management and Technical Leadership, Engineering Leadership, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Customers.

  • Guide, apprentice, mentor, and train employees within the RF, mixed-signal, DSP, embedded systems, and photonic technical domains.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience, or an Advanced degree in a related field and minimum 10 years experience

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in high-performance RF system design and high-performance mixed-signal systems

  • Expert knowledge in mixed-signal and hybrid (electronic-photonic)

  • Experience with state-of-the-art discrete and integrated photonic technologies (modulators, filters, detectors) for RF-over-fiber and digital applications

  • Experience with high-speed DSP-based and FPGA-based signal processing using Xilinx, Intel, AMD, and / or Nvidia products

  • Experience across the full product development lifecycle

  • Demonstrated excellence in interacting with customers and decision makers

  • Excellent communication ability in verbal, written and presentation formats

  • Knowledge of DoD/Intelligence Community operational concepts

  • Experience working with the DoD and Intelligence Community Science and Technology organizations/agencies

  • Advanced degrees such as MS or PhD in Physics, Optics, Photonics, Circuits, Signal Processing, or other related engineering field

  • Existing, or the ability to obtain, a TS/SCI Security Clearance

    What We Offer :

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a 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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Information:

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

The salary range for this role is 143,000 USD - 287,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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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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.