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Airborne RF Communications Systems Engineer (G10)

Raytheon Applied Signal Technology (RAST) seeks a systems engineer who will be responsible for leading the development, test and deployment of sensor platform products and systems, including sensors in the area of wireless communications receiving, processing, geolocation and exploitation. The sensor systems will be deployed on national and international aircraft, both manned and unmanned, in the performance of ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions. This engineer will work closely with customers, senior leadership within RAST, other systems engineers and development engineers to understand customer objectives and requirements, and develop solutions from the conceptual stage through delivery and field deployment.

The successful candidate will be able to:
•Rapidly come up to speed on existing sensor products, systems and capabilities that relate to areas of new development
•Understand manned and unmanned airborne platforms used for ISR by national and international military forces
•Understand customer objectives and requirements, and conceptualize and put into practice new solutions
•Brief those solutions to the customer community as the customer concepts evolve into firmer requirements and expectations
•Lead proposal preparation and program definition
•Generate concrete plans for loosely defined and/or highly complex challenges to enable engineering teams to execute and deliver solutions accordingly
•Lead teams of engineers to develop and integrate components and airborne platforms to form new solutions
•Maintain customer focus throughout the systems/product development lifecycle to ensure satisfaction of customer objectives within cost and schedule constraints
•Mentor less experienced and/or less knowledgeable engineers

***this position can be staffed in Sunnyvale, CA, or Annapolis Junction, MD***

Required Skills:
•Minimum of 8 years of experience in systems engineering and product development for ISR missions on manned and unmanned airborne platforms
•Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in the development and deployment of advanced sensor products and systems for airborne platforms, including involvement with development and integration of software, electrical, and/or mechanical products/systems
•Minimum of 3 years of experience leading cross-discipline (e.g. software, electrical and mechanical) engineering teams to develop, integrate and deploy advanced sensor products and systems for airborne platforms
•In-depth knowledge and expertise with ISR airborne sensors, missions, and manned and unmanned airborne platforms
•Practical experience with ISR airborne systems integration
•Practical knowledge and experience with antennas, RF propagation and receivers
•Experience as an individual contributor and/or technical lead in all phases of systems/product development life cycle
•Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
•Strong presentation and collaboration skills, especially in working with senior leadership, and external customers
•Able to travel as needed (~25%)
•Active Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Desired Skills:
•MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
•10+ years of experience working with the airborne ISR community
•Active TS/SCI clearance
•Strong understanding of airborne ISR sensor antennas, propagation, receivers, signal processing concepts, flight-certified hardware and COTS software
•Understanding of wireless communications signal processing including the following areas: antennas, propagation, receivers, modulation and demodulation, direction finding and 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards/protocols (e.g. GSM, GPRS, CDMA, EVDO, WCDMA, LTE)
•Experience and knowledge of DF and geolocation techniques, and demonstrated knowledge of associated error sources
•Experience in development and implementation of signal processing algorithms, application software and embedded software for hardware platforms
•Experience in development of communications systems architectures
•Experience writing proposals and ROMs
•Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities

Required Education:
•BS Electrical Engineering or equivalent

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons

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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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Sunnyvale, California
United States
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