Low Observable & Computation Electromagnetic Code Expert, Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ808: RMS AP Bldg 808 1151 East Hermans Road Building 808, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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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! 
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges – together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Job Summary:
We are seeking a Principal Radar Cross Section / Low Observable Engineer to join the Air and Naval Defense Systems Mechanical Design Team.  This design team functions within the Mechanical Products Directorate and is committed to excellence supporting our customers and allies worldwide. 

The Sr. 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.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don’t hold back. Your qualification 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 document all activities pertaining to test preparation, data analysis, design trades, prediction results, and others
You, will work within integrated product teams and support all aspects of that team’s design efforts with some direction from Senior Low Observables Engineer
You will present results of testing, analysis, and design efforts to internal and external customers
Occasional travel for business, training, and conferences

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for 3 additional years of experience.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) (Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, or other Engineering discipline)
Ten (10) years of engineering experience, which must include Low Observable (LO) technology 
Experience with Computational Electromagnetic Codes (CEM)
Experience performing RCS measurement/testing, prediction, and/or design
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:

Fifteen (15) years of engineering experience, to include Low Observable (LO) technology 
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 or SENTRi
Advanced Degree:  Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math or other Engineering discipline

This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round

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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: 

Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01558748  2023.03.10

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