Sr Principal RF/Microwave Module Technical Lead




Andover, MA


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United States of America


MA112: Andover MA 358 Lowell St Dukes 358 Lowell Street Dukes, Andover, MA, 01810 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary:

An exciting opportunity exists at Raytheon for an experienced RF/microwave module design/development engineer to join our Module Development Section with the Advanced Microelectronics Solutions (AMS) Department as a technical lead. In this role you will be responsible for leading the technical design and development of RF/microwave modules containing GaAs- and GaN-based monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products. This would be in active support of existing technologies in production as well as next generation products in development. This position requires a strong academic background and experience in RF/Microwave Design, Development, Integration & Test.

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:

  • Develop insights that extend your knowledge in the RF Module field and form the basis of new concepts, theories, and products.

  • Act independently to uncover and resolve issues

  • Research and develop new technology that results in new product/business opportunities for Raytheon

  • Serve as a technical resource and represent the Department as a technical contact to Raytheon and external customers

Qualifications You Must Have:

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

  • Experience in Microwave/RF module, subsystem and component analysis, design, and test

  • Experience leading teams and/or projects

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a https://U.S. government issued security clearance is required. https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • A Master’s degree or PhD. in a Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Field 

  • Experience of different topology trade-offs, process and active/passive component selection, system/sub-system level, Gain-Loss analysis and/or flowing down requirements from the system to the component level

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in cost estimating, budget and schedule management

  • Hands-on experience with electromagnetic simulation tools such as HFSS, ADS, CST.

  • Layout experience in Mentor Graphics’ Xpedition, Cadence Virtuoso and AutoCAD

  • Experience with analytical tools such as Matlab, Python, or JMP

  • Experience in thermal modeling and analysis.

  • Experience in module/sub-system assembly & packaging process

  • Experience in a production environment

  • Strong academic background that includes courses in: Microwave Engineering, Microwave Systems, Electromagnetic Theory and Radar Systems

  • Experience with microwave testing techniques, including using spectrum analyzers, Real-time Spectrum Analyzers (RSAs), Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) and Performance Network Analyzer (PNAs)

  • Experience with internal / external customers

  • Experience with GaAs and / or GaN MMIC devices

  • Current DoD Secret level 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.

This position is located in Andover, MA, around 25 miles outside Boston. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the https://U.S., known for its rich history, renowned universities, and diverse neighborhoods. Ranked by https://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.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.


RTX 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.

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