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RTX Corporation Senior Principal FPGA Designer (Hybrid) 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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The Sensor Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber (SC5) Department at Raytheon is seeking an experienced Senior Principal level electrical engineer in the development and implementation of FPGA based designs for control and/or signal processing radar applications. The individual will be required to provide development support throughout product lifecycle, from initial concept to acceptance delivery to maintenance.

Applicant will work as part of a highly motivated team environment and will be collaborating with cross-functional project teams making up a larger program or internal research and development efforts. Our engineers are assigned to a manager of approximately 20 employees with similar skills. Each section manager is responsible for their members’ performance, career development and assigning tasks that balance the employees’ interests with current needs of the project teams.

This position can be for the Tewksbury, MA location or the Marlborough, MA location.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Owning or contributing to the successful completion of FPGA-based designs, on time and on budget

Working with a team to determine the technical approach or solution to meet system level requirements

May lead small teams and mentor junior engineers

Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required

Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production

Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success

Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements

Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability

Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage

Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and user’s guides

Support internal and external technical reviews

Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience designing FPGAs using VHDL/Verilog. An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for two additional years of experience.

Demonstrated experience with digital design and VHDL or Verilog coding

Experience designing and integrating with AMD/Xilinx, Intel/Altera or Actel/Microsemi/Microchip FPGAs

Experience using synthesis tools: Synplify, Xilinx Vivado, or Intel Quartus Pro

Experience with Timing Closure and utilizing Chipscope / Signal Tap

Experience and knowledge developing requirements for FPGA products

Experience in AMD/Xilinx MPSOC, RFSOC, Ultrascale+, Versal

Experience with high-speed interfaces such as JESD, GbE, PCIE

Mentoring junior engineers

The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD U.S. government issued security clearance within one year of start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

15+ years of professional experience designing FPGAs using VHDL/Verilog

Experience using RTL simulation tools such as Questasim

Experience in Intel programmable devices Stratix X, Agilex

Working knowledge of Configuration Management principles, environments and tools

Experience with RADAR system hardware

Experience working in teams and possess the ability to multi-task

Understanding of computer architecture and computer hardware optimization techniques

Proficiency in Linux

Working knowledge in the integration of software drivers for the operation of computer hardware interfaces a plus

Working knowledge of C/C++ and/or in computer scripting language such as Shell/Perl/Python a plus

Working knowledge/course work of signal & image processing, digital communications and/or control theories

Interest and capability in task and team leadership, including leading teams of 2 to 5 engineers on a common task or group of tasks; managing to a schedule and budget; keeping internal customers advised of status and participating in strategic decisions on planning and execution; estimating and planning new work; a desire to advance along a team leadership track

Willingness to support occasional domestic travel and potential international travel

Existing DOD US security clearance

RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

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 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.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 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.