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Raytheon Technologies Senior Scientist - Principal Investigator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Raytheon BBN is 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."

Opportunity for entrepreneurial scientists to start and lead new R&D areas as a Principal Investigator at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Arlington, VA. 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. Of particular interest are candidates interested in advancing the science of Signal Processing RF Engineering into new areas such as Space Systems. The team specializes in delivering networked sensor system solutions by combining a strong understanding of the underlying physics, high-fidelity modeling, simulation of complex signatures and propagation phenomenology, deep expertise in signal processing, EM and RF phenomenology, and computer science, proven capabilities in system development, and mature tools to enable rapid design cycles from theory to demonstration.

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. Our key requirements are creativity, a strong entrepreneurial streak, and ability to rapidly create and grow cutting-edge research projects. Interacting with potential customers, writing excellent, winning proposals, and successfully executing cutting-edge R&D projects are essential for this position.

Our creative teams take pride in their work and tackle exceptionally hard problems to provide useful, practical solutions for our customers. BBN provides an excellent work-life balance with bright and friendly colleagues and comprehensive benefits.

Required Skills:

  • 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.

  • Expertise in RF phenomonology.

    Education Required:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other relevant technical field.

    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.


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.