*Minimum $40k Sign-On Bonus* Sr Principal Electrical Engineer – Telemetry (TM) & Flight Terminations Subsystems (FTS), Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ852: RMS AP Bldg M02 1151 East Hermans Road Building M02, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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**This position is eligible for a minimum of $40k Sign-On Bonus

** Sign-On Bonus is not permitted for internal candidates

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers. 

Job Summary:

The Low Voltage Power Products (LVPP) Department supports key Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) products, by providing mission-critical designs relating to power conversion, motor controls, flight termination systems, telemetry, and other analog domains. 

We are looking for senior level Telemetry (TM) and Flight Termination Subsystem (FTS) engineers to help design robust TM & FTS systems for important national defense products.

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:

Design airborne telemetry (and related flight safety) systems

Serve as the “Responsible Engineering Authority” (REA) for major FTS and/or TM design efforts involving multiple engineers across multiple disciplines.

Generate and/or compile all required analysis and documentation verifying compliance with program and performance requirements.

In-depth knowledge of Flight Termination and Telemetry subsystem design.

In-depth knowledge of RCC319 and how it impacts FTS and TM designs.

See an FTS circuit card/module through its design phases, from requirements definition through initial integration testing.

Drive to meet schedule concerns.  Define schedules for FTS circuit card level tasking.

Lead large teams to success with schedule, budget, and technical execution.

Engage in personal technical growth and facilitate technical growth in peers and junior engineers.  Drive the capture of opportunities needed to mature the organization on the technical front.

Clearly present your work product to functional and corporate leadership.  Manage related risk management discussions.  Guide junior engineers on technical presentation skills.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Bachelor’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and 10 years of prior work experience OR an advanced STEM degree 7 years of prior relevant experience.

Experience in electronics design with emphasis on Flight Termination and/or Telemetry subsystems.

Experience with electronics laboratory diagnosis and testing and/or experience utilizing and creating electrical design specifications. 

Experience guiding ECAD drafters and engineers through layout and routing activities specific to FTS circuit cards. 

The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

Professional experience in designs using microcontrollers, FPGA’s, and digital interfaces.

Professional experience in system grounding schemes and resolving ground reference issues.

Professional experience in developing requirements, writing supplier statements of work, and direct supplier development and validation of product designs.

Professional experience in designing vehicle interfaces and electrical interface control documents to allow integration of vendor-supplied and locally-designed subsystems.

Professional experience in power supply design.

Professional experience in detailed printed circuit board layout.

Professional experience with TEMPEST

Professional experience in RF and Radar.

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.

Location Information:

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.

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-01586670  2023.03.10

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