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Raytheon Technologies Hardware-In-The-Loop (EO-HWIL), VHDL Electrical Sr. Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblazer new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

The Test Equipment and Environments Center (TE&EC) is within the Systems Integration & Test directorate at RMD. The Test Equipment and Environments Center (TE&EC) includes all of the engineering disciplines responsible for systems design & test on all Raytheon Missile Defense (RMD) products. Our engineers are responsible for all elements of the development lifecycle for test including: test requirements, test system design, flight simulations, hardware-in-the-loop, computer-in-the-loop, advanced engineering prototyping technology, flight operations for manned and unmanned vehicles, environmental testing, environmental characterization and engineering laboratory management. We are hands-on, designing with the latest technology and tools, and integrate state of the art test solutions with the most advanced engineering systems in the world.

The Test Environments Center (TE&E) is seeking an individual with educational and professional experience in the development and implementation of field programable gate array (FPGA) and system on chip (SoC) programmable logic for communications and/or data processing applications. The individual will be responsible for the development, implementation, and utilization of hardware description language (HDL) and hardware to interface with the weapon subsystems in a way that provides an operationally relevant stimulus to allow for weapon software development integration.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Work in a team environment, on diverse projects and receive direction from his/her lead.

  • Provide development support throughout product lifecycle, from initial concept to acceptance delivery to maintenance.

  • Work in accordance with the Systems Integration and Test directives and processes to perform product design, development, implementation and maintenance.

  • Field programmable gate array (FPGA) subject matter expert, key player in helping to define the digital aspects of a product

  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity

    Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of (5) five or more years of prior relevant experience developing firmware for field programmable gate array (FPGAs) using very high speed integrated circuit language (VHDL) or Verilog

  • Requires previous work experience in Xilinx, Altera, Lattice or Microsemi programmable devices

  • Requires previous work experience using hardware description language (HDL) simulation tools Mentor ModelSim/Questa or NCSim

  • Requires experience using synthesis tools including Synplify and vendor tools including Xilinx ISE/Vivado, Altera Quartus or Microsemi Libero.

  • Requires working knowledge in common computer hardware interface and data protocols like RS-422, LVDS, AXI, PCIe, UART, SPI, I2C, etc.

    The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

    Qualifications We Value:

  • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams

  • Experience in high speed interfaces such as SRIO, JESD204, Aurora or GigE

  • Experience with timing constraints

  • Working knowledge of C/C++ and/or in computer scripting language such as Shell/Perl/Python

  • Experience and knowledge developing requirements for field programmable gate array (FPGA) products. Understanding of computer architecture and computer hardware optimization techniques

  • Knowledge and experience with configuration management tools such as Synergy, Subversion or Git

  • Working knowledge/course work of radar, signal & image processing, digital communications, control theories, estimation theory and/or electro optics

    What We Offer:

    Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

    This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/indus_psmo-i_interim.html


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.