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Raytheon Technologies Sr Principal Antenna RF Engineer in Goleta, California

Raytheon Company Space and Airborne Systems business unit is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Senior Principal Antenna RF Engineer to work on Electronic Warfare (EW) and electronics product development for defense applications. The work location for this position is Goleta, CA.

The candidate will have responsibility for the development, test and deployment of cutting-edge antennas, radomes, and low observables. The engineer will reside within the EWS Hardware Department.

The Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) department is responsible for design and development of Electronic Warfare & Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) products & Electronic Warfare subsystems derived from system level requirements, developing associated architectures, performing electrical design and electrical design analysis, implementing design solutions, performing simulations, and performing analysis and testing of associated hardware in a laboratory or chamber setting. They will become familiar with the latest technology trends in the area of Electronic Warfare systems. The candidate will work in the product development team environment with system and software engineers. This position may require occasional business related travel.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience

  • Possess skills to handle fast pace and dynamic product development environment

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with design tools such as ADS, Genesys, HFSS, FEKO and matlab

  • Experience with design of antennas, phased array antennas, radomes and RF components such as frequency-selective surfaces (FSS), power dividers, couplers, transitions

  • Hands-on design and realization of state-of-the-art LO antennas and RF components

  • Strong background in the field of Electromagnetics and Radar Cross Section (RCS) reduction of radomes and antennas

  • Antenna range testing including Far-Field and RCS

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

  • US Citizenship is required and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance within 1st year of start date

  • Ability to obtain SSBI/SCI

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using AWR Microwave Office/Agilent ADS, AutoCAD, ACAD, FEKO, and Mentor Xpedition

  • Experience with RCS test data post-processing tools, such as Knowbell or Pioneer

  • Active DOD Clearance

  • Active SSBI or SCI

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics or related technical degree

Desired Education:

  • Master’s or Ph.D degree in engineering, science, mathematics or related technical degree

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.