Raytheon Technologies Principal Underwater Acoustic Specialist in Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Are you a highly motivated, intellectually curious engineer or scientist looking for a new challenge? MED’s Undersea & Electronic Systems Department is seeking an Underwater Acoustic Specialist to support research, development, and engineering design activities associated with naval platforms, systems and sensor programs in Portsmouth RI.
This position offers the opportunity to join a small specialized team of engineers and scientists operating in a respectful, collaborative and productive work environment. Candidates are expected to have senior-level expertise in transducer and array design and analysis, including strong theoretical understanding and analytical skills as well as the ability to go “hands-on” in a laboratory environment.
The position involves directing and executing a broad spectrum of technical studies encompassing the development of hardware prototypes, development for production, analytical models from theoretical framework, defining and interpreting computational models, reconciling experimental results to predictions and applying findings and insights to advance the state of the art. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to assume an active leadership role in collaborating with customers and multi-organizational / inner-disciplinary project teams focused on developing solutions for emerging technologies. This position will also support business development efforts and identifying new growth areas.
The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance is required for this position. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics
8+ years of experience in the field of transducer and array design and analysis.
Minimum 3 years of experience with naval ships / systems
Proficiency with MATLAB
Advanced skills with one or more numerical modeling tools
Strong lab experience in development and testing of prototype hardware
Experience in maturing designs for production readiness
Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics
Experience working on DoD programs
Experience with Navy submarine or surface ship platforms / systems / sensors
Experience as Principle Investigator or Task Lead role in multi-organizational S&T / R&D projects / programs
Record of success developing technical proposals and capturing new business
Familiarity with one or more of the following topics would be desired: structural acoustics, ship acoustics, noise and vibration control, hydro-acoustics, computational modeling of vibro-acoustic problems
The Portsmouth facility has miles of nature trails, a fitness center, a dining center, research library and medical facility. There’s an active chapter of the Young Employee Success Network (YESNET), one of Raytheon’s employee resource groups, with a focus on networking, new hire outreach, career development, community service and social activities. Portsmouth is one of three towns on Aquidneck Island in the “East Bay” section of Rhode Island, and is anchored by the famed beaches, mansions, activities, and nightlife of Newport, five miles south of the facility. Aquidneck Island is a sailing center for Rhode Island as well as offering surfing and watersports at their several south-facing beaches. Boston is an easy car ride to our north.
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.