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Raytheon Technologies Sr. Electrical Engineer II / Principal Electrical Engineer - Controls in Tucson, Arizona

We are Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD), a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets, where you’ll be part of a diverse global team working together to solve some of the most demanding challenges on the planet.

The Low Voltage Power Products Department (LVPPD) is seeking exceptional candidates to further the art of high performance motor drives. Opportunities are circuit and control electronics design of miniaturized servo applications, including drive control systems for missile fins/canards, vectoring rocket motor nozzles, positioning seeker head gimbals, and actuating gaseous valves for divert and attitude control systems. Emphasis is on miniaturized electronics in the 100W to 20kW motor drive range. Raytheon Technologies uses both brushed and brushless motors and employs the various PWM switching methods to minimize size and achieve maximum torque/speed performance.

Do you enjoy motor controls electronics design?

Do you have a strong desire to work on projects that are critical to the defense of our nation?

If your answers are yes, we are looking for you to join our team. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as a comprehensive relocation package.


  • Design solutions to complex or challenging technical problems

  • Compose objective, quantifiable trade studies to guide critical architectural decisions affecting the performance of other systems and subsystems

  • Design motor control drives used in servo control applications.

  • Create analytical models (SPICE, MAST, VHDL-AMS, MATLAB, Excel, etc.) which prove compliance to performance specifications

  • Direct printed circuit layout of high speed designs.

  • Understand control loops and stability of linear control systems.

  • Serve as technical lead for major design efforts involving multiple engineers across multiple disciplines. Generate and/or compile all required analysis and documentation verifying compliance with program and performance requirements.

  • Generate project plans, time phasing and resource loading

  • Provide accountability to program and functional leadership for technical execution on time and within baseline budget

  • Present technical briefings to management, program officials, and technical staff. These must be well-prepared, with adequate data and clear messaging.

  • Liaison between various internal organizations at staff levels above your pay grade, including but not limited to: program managers, product line chief engineers, and executive engineering staff

  • Lead small technical teams to deliver superior solutions on-time and within budget.

  • Note: This position can be a Sr. Electrical Engineer II or Principal Electrical Engineer based upon the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements of the position.


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Department of Defense issued Secret Security clearance

  • Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 2 years of applied experience (Mathematics and Physics degrees also acceptable)

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in electronics design with emphasis on analog design, power design and motor drive design

  • Printed circuit layout techniques for high frequency, low noise circuits

  • Design experience with servo control systems, including drive electronics, feedback signals, and sensing

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact positively with co-workers, subordinates, suppliers, management, and customers in a team environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong experience implementing motor drives and controls techniques

  • Experience creating and briefing complex technical presentations to executive leadership and customers

  • Experience leading multi-disciplined technical teams

  • Demonstrable ability to design using microcontrollers, DSP’s and FPGA’s

  • Digitally implemented motor drive experience


  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited University, with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience. Accredited Mathematics and Physics BS degrees may also qualify with relevant experience.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense issued Secret Security Clearance.

  • Must be a self-starter, a quick learner, be able to function in a dynamic environment, and have good time management skills.

  • Must have strong teaming skills, and good communication skills.

  • Must be customer-focused.


  • Design experience with BLDC, PMSM, and brushed motor drive controls

  • Circuit design experience with PWM drives used for motors with voltages >200 VDC and up to 100 Amps

  • Knowledge and application of advanced motor control theory, such as state space design, space vector control, sensorless control, and electronics miniaturization.

    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.



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.