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Raytheon Technologies Principal Systems Engineer - Radar Cross Section / LO Engineer in Tucson, Arizona

Do you have a passion for LO technology?

Would you enjoy working on a nationally certified ground plane range to support our nation’s security?

Are you motivated to work with little supervision?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, our mechanical design team at our Tucson, AZ, facility wants to hear from you!

We are seeking a Principal Radar Cross Section / Low Observable Engineer to join the Mechanical Products Team.

This design team is committed to excellence supporting our customers and allies worldwide.

The Principal Radar Cross Section / Low Observable Engineer will lead Radar Cross Section (RCS) predictions and measurements tests of developmental and production systems.

The LO Engineer is expected to perform RCS predictions and should be familiar with limitations of Computational Electromagnetic Codes (CEM).

Deliverables will include test documentation, data analysis, anomaly resolution, results documentation, and presentation of results to both internal and external customers.

Candidate will work in integrated product teams to incorporate advanced signature control techniques into deliverable products and aid in the assessment of system performance.

Note that occasional non-standard work shifts may be expected during testing.

Key Responsibilities (essential functions):

The selected individual will document all activities pertaining to test preparation, data analysis, design trades, prediction results, and others

The LO Engineer, will work within integrated product teams and support all aspects of that team’s design efforts with some direction from Senior Low Observables Engineer

The LO Engineer will present results of testing, analysis, and design efforts to internal and external customers

Occasional travel for business, training, and conferences

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment

Required Experience, Skills & Education:

Eight (8) years of engineering experience, which must include Low Observable (LO) technology

(MS with 6 years or Ph.D. with 4 years’ experience)

Prior work experience performing RCS measurement/testing, prediction, and/or design

Bachelor of Science in any of the following: Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, or other Engineering discipline

U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Experience Skills & Education:

Multiple tests of LO targets on ground plane ranges and compact ranges

Absorber material treatments / design and testing experience (coatings, paint, MAGRAM)

Academic or applied experience utilizing RF testing techniques, terminology, and test equipment

Understanding of electromagnetic fundamentals

Experience with Infrared signature analysis and control

Experience in the field of infrared signature technology is desirable

Programming expertise in C++, MATLAB, or other technical language is desirable

Advanced radar system development or test experience

Presentation skills and ability to communicate with peers, executives and customers

Working knowledge of computational electromagnetic codes

to include full wave codes, as well as asymptotic techniques using industry standard tools such as XPATCH, , , CARLOS, SENTRi

Advanced Degree:

Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math or other Engineering discipline


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.