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Raytheon Technologies Signal Processing Engineer I - RF/EO/IR Algorithms, Models and Analysis (SPC) in Tucson, Arizona

About Us:

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

Job Summary:

As an Entry-Level Signal Processing Engineer I, you will participate in challenging multi-disciplinary research across integrated product teams consisting of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC), Signal Processing and missile-and-sensor-level Performance Simulations. You will participate in the design, development, and integration of Radar and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) algorithms, conducting system trades/sensitivity analyses, and performance assessments to support our products and new business initiatives.

There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so don’t hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, we’d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • You will work with detailed high fidelity simulations written in C/C++ and MATLAB to develop, prototype, and test radar and/or EO/IR signal processing algorithms and models

  • You will conduct performance trade-off and sensitivity studies for missile radar and/or EO/IR applications

  • You will participate in production and engineering lab test environments and field test environments to test, verify, and validate radar models and signal processing algorithm requirements and performance

  • You will collaborate as a team member in all phases of missile development from program start up to live fire test, to provide engineering expertise by participating in project design reviews and peer reviews, including technical briefings to internal leaders and external customers

    Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math or a related STEM degree

  • Must have graduated at least 18 months ago and have less than (2) years of documented work and/or academic experience in the following areas:

  • Programming in C++ (preferred) or C

  • Using MATLAB or Python for evaluation of data sets

  • 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 with signal processing techniques

  • Experience with running and modifying simulations and performing analysis

  • Experience with radar and/or EO/IR environment models

  • Experience using UNIX/Linux based workstations

  • Experience with hardware/software integration

  • Ability to develop and present technical briefings

  • Ability to work well in teams and independently

  • Good communication, interaction, planning and time management skills

  • Coursework or experience in some of the following fields: radar signal processing, digital communications, probability and statistics, linear algebra, and signals & systems

  • Current/Active DoD security clearance or SSBI

    What We Offer:

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


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.