Principal Electrical Engineer – FPGA Design – HYBRID – SC5, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

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United States of America


MA131: Tewksbury, MA Bldg 1 Assabet 50 Apple Hill Drive Assabet – Building 1, Tewksbury, MA, 01876 USA

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Location – Tewksbury, MA or Marlborough, MA location

This is a HYBRID role, requiring occasional and periodic onsite attendance

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.

We know that a diverse company is a strong company. The people of Raytheon Technologies come from different backgrounds. We value our different perspectives and styles of tackling the world’s most complex challenges and toughest threats. Through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), our employees are empowered to impact business results, build professional networks, advocate for causes that matter to them and contribute to their local communities.

Diversity of thought is critical to the future of innovation. We leverage these unique voices to generate solutions toward a united and singular purpose: to define the future of aerospace.

Job Summary:

The Sensor Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber (SC5) Department in the Digital, RF, and Power Products Team at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) is seeking an experienced Principal level electrical engineer in the development and implementation of FPGA based designs for control and/or signal processing radar applications. The individual will be required to provide development support throughout product lifecycle, from initial concept to acceptance delivery to maintenance.

Applicant will work as part of a highly motivated team environment and will be collaborating with cross-functional project teams making up a larger program or internal research and development efforts. Our engineers are assigned to a manager of approximately 20 employees with similar skills.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

·       Owning or contributing to the successful completion of FPGA-based designs, on time and on budget

·       Working with a team to determine the technical approach or solution to meet system level requirements

·       May lead small teams and mentor junior engineers

·       Demonstrate self-motivation, with little supervision required

·       Design and deliver production quality FPGA releases from initial proof of concept up to production

·       Work cooperatively with systems, hardware, software engineers, and program management to ensure product success

·       Demonstrate the ability to architect FPGA-based systems to determine parts, interfaces, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

·       Translate system level requirements into FPGA requirements

·       Design and code in VHDL for reliability and maintainability

·       Verify designs utilizing self-checking techniques with directed and constrained random tests, while tracking functional and code coverage

·       Create complete documentation including requirements, verification plan, and user’s guides

·       Support internal and external technical reviews

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

Qualifications You Must Have:

·       Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline 

·       Minimum of 8 years of professional experience designing FPGAs using VHDL/Verilog

·       Demonstrated experience with digital design and VHDL or Verilog coding

·       Experience designing and integrating with AMD/Xilinx, Intel/Altera or Actel/Microsemi/Microchip FPGAs

·       Experience using synthesis tools: Synplify, Xilinx Vivado, or Intel Quartus Pro

·       Experience with Timing Closure and utilizing Chipscope / Signal Tap

·       Experience and knowledge developing requirements for FPGA products

·       Mentoring junior engineers

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Qualifications We Value:

·       12+ years of professional experience designing FPGAs using VHDL/Verilog

·       Experience using RTL simulation tools such as Questasim

·       Experience with Timing Closure and utilizing Chipscope / Signal Tap

·       Experience in AMD/Xilinx MPSOC, RFSOC, Ultrascale+, Versal

·       Experience in Intel programmable devices Stratix X, Agilex

·       Experience with high-speed interfaces such as GbE, SRIO, Aurora

·       Experience and knowledge developing requirements for FPGA products

·       Working knowledge of Configuration Management principles, environments and tools

·       Working knowledge in common computer hardware interface and data protocols such as RS-422, USB, PCIe, etc.

·       Experience with RADAR system hardware

·       Experience with high-speed interfaces

·       Experience working in teams and possess the ability to multi-task

·       Ability to work with a diverse team of engineers

·       Understanding of computer architecture and computer hardware optimization techniques

·       Proficiency in Linux

·       Working knowledge in the integration of software drivers for the operation of computer hardware interfaces a plus

·       Working knowledge of C/C++ and/or in computer scripting language such as Shell/Perl/Python a plus

·       Working knowledge/course work of signal & image processing, digital communications and/or control theories

·       Interest and capability in task and team leadership, including leading teams of 2 to 5 engineers on a common task or group of tasks; managing to a schedule and budget; keeping internal customers advised of status and participating in strategic decisions on planning and execution; estimating and planning new work; a desire to advance along a team leadership track

·       Willingness to support occasional domestic travel and potential international travel

·       Existing DoD security clearance 

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.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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:
This position is located in Boston, MA. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., known for its rich history, renowned universities, and diverse neighborhoods. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top Places to Live, Boston is brimming with world-class museums, signature waterways, thriving nightlife, and championship sports teams. Surrounded by natural beauty, Boston boasts four spectacular seasons and a vast array of outdoor activities from whale watching to walking trails surrounded by New England’s remarkable fall foliage.

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-01603527  2023.03.10

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