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Raytheon Technologies Section Manager FPGA in Largo, Florida

Job Description: FPGA Section Manager

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, inclusive, and growing professional organization? Our primary focus is to design and provide mission capable hardware to our customer. The Communications & Airspace Management Systems Directorate (CAMS) is an engineering organization that focuses on product producibility and mission assurance. It is a vital link in the integrated product development process that allows Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) to introduce reliable new products faster, better, and more economically.

We provide cutting edge solutions to support the Protected Communication Systems (PCS) family of products including encryption devices, radios, transponders, network, and satellite communications. Our engineering team provides domain expertise and creative solutions to deliver innovative designs using the latest proven technology. We offer a collaborative environment which is characterized by respect for the individual, consensus-oriented solutions, problem solving in a team setting, and results-based recognition.

We are looking for an experienced senior level FPGA Designer to join our team. The effective candidate will be responsible for a group of 10-20 FPGA design engineers. The Section Manager (SM) is a frontline Leader and is a critical part of the engineering department leadership team. The position requires broad based technical knowledge and technical leadership with the ability to review designs, analyses, and lead engineering investigations. Demonstrated experience as a hardware task lead, knowledge of Earned Value Management, and experience preparing both technical and cost proposals is preferred.

In addition to the Section Manager role this person will continue to function as one of the following capacities: as a FW developer, a FW Task Lead or proposal lead. Knowledge of Earned Value Management, experience preparing technical and cost proposals and the ability to review designs, analyses, and lead engineering investigations is expected.

Location of this position can be in Marlborough MA or Largo FL.

Responsibilities of this position include :

  • Providing functional guidance and direction of 10-20 design engineers, work assignments and resource allocation, career development and mentoring. Ensure assignments and partnering is cohesive and working well

  • Reviewing program performance by meeting with Firmware and hardware leads, understand of the technical challenges and staffing needs, and participate in milestone design reviews.

  • Support business capture activities, bid package generation, and Basis of Estimates (BoE).

  • Develop relationships with Program Managers and other Section Managers to ensure steady work assignments for direct reports.

  • Encouraging and fostering creativity and technology insertion into our product lines

  • Serve as a role model for behavior and conduct

    Required Skills:

    A minimum of 8 years professional engineering experience as a senior FPGA Designer with the following demonstrated skills/experience

  • Experience in project team guidance, including technical, budget, staffing, and schedule management

  • Proficiency with VHDL for configuring FPGAs

  • Experience with FPGA and CPLD devices and development tools from Xilinx, Altera, and Lattice.

  • Proficiency with functional verification test flow using VHDL with affirmations.

  • Proficiency with Modelsim and/or Questa Sim for functional verification

  • Experience incorporating third party IP into FPGA designs, including PCIe and high- speed Ethernet.

  • Good communication and presentation skills.

  • Good organizational skills

  • Passion for coaching people, mentoring and encouraging career development

  • Demonstrated task ownership and accountability.

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Possess, or able to obtain, Secret security clearance and COMSEC clearance.

    Desired Skills:

  • Experience as a lead (program FW lead, Hardware lead, IPT Lead or led a significant firmware development effort)

  • Experience working with / leading geographically diverse teams

  • Experience with Scrum / Agile implementation and planning

  • Experience with satellite communications systems, including familiarity with security aspects of protected satellite communications systems

  • Familiarity with security aspects of protected satellite communications systems.

  • Linux scripting experience.

  • Advanced firmware waveform generation techniques

  • Familiarity with code coverage tools for evaluating test coverage.

  • Familiarity with version control tools such as Clearcase or GitHub

  • Experience using DOORs tool for requirements capture and flow-down.

  • Experience in cost estimation and metric collection

  • Six Sigma/process improvement experience

  • Possesses an existing Secret DOD Clearance

    Required Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, Master’s Degree preferred

    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.