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Space Systems – Principal Digital Systems Engr


This is a Contract position in Compton, CA posted September 17, 2020.

Would you like to be part of the new space movement? Are you a rock star engineer? Do you have the leadership gene? Raytheon Intelligence & Space is the place for you. In the last few years you might have seen in your social media feed amazingly beautiful images of the Earth from space in exquisite detail. Or perhaps images in the news forecasting the weather and reporting on natural disasters. Maybe you’ve even gazed at images from deep space wondering when humans will journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Behind many of these amazing images are the technologies and innovations created by the engineers at Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Situated in sunny Southern California, a location rich in aerospace history, we have unparalleled heritage in advanced sensing systems for space exploration, national security and civil space. We are actively seeking engineers to help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. Are you up to the challenge? We’re looking for you.

The Systems Engineering Center (SEC) is seeking strong, technically sound systems engineers committed and passionate about creating innovative, cost-effective solutions for complex remote sensing applications. The successful candidate will be a member of the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Communications Department and will be support efforts to ensure the technical integrity and quality of the systems engineering work throughout the program life cycle of an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Communications (ISRC) RF Program, including IRAD and related pursuits. The Digital Electronics Systems Engineer will be responsible for the development of Payload digital electronics requirements, specifications and signal processing, in support of unit design. The successful candidate will interface across multiple disciplines, including system architects, and system/subsystem designers. The Digital Electronics Systems Engineer will provide technical support for requirements definition and flow down to ensure compliance with engineering processes and procedures throughout all phases of the program.

Required Skills:
Minimum of 8 years of Digital Systems engineering experience
Experience in development (design, fabrication, integration & test) of high reliability digital products for space applications
Technical expertise in digital signal processing; modem design and optimization; advanced coding and modulation schemes; digital pre-distortion techniques; carrier recovery; channel equalization; physical network layers;
Experience in FPGA design and development
Experience in electrical design integration – interpreting sensor/payload requirements and decomposing to design requirements and verification techniques
Demonstrated experience in supporting requirements development, allocation, verification and analysis for digital products
Demonstrated experience in hardware and firmware integration;
Demonstrated experience in the interface definition and verification and validation of electronics products
Experience in supporting design reviews (e.g. System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review) and establishing technical baseline
Experience with developing and presenting technical briefings
Experience establishing and maintaining working relationship with all levels of the organization, including customers, users, and other peer groups
Willingness to mentor program junior engineers and review their work for quality
Ability to foster culture in-line with high performance and cohesive teams necessary to maintain technical baseline control, while meeting schedule and cost challenges
Experience supporting the development of new business proposals and pursuits
Experience effectively leading teams of technical experts to resolve challenging technical problems
U.S. Citizenship and ability to access US only data systems
Active Top Secret clearance or SSBI

Desired Skills:
Experience supporting a large RF space program or another role providing technical leadership
Experience with system or subsystem level Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V)
Experience with supporting enterprise level, multi-segment requirements definition
Experience in proposal development including creating Basis-of-Estimates
Experience with the technical review and approval of proposals and Gates to ensure technical and execution feasibility
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Experience in leading technical peer reviews
Ability to effectively act as the bridge between program management and technical staff
Familiarity with cost and schedule management using a government approved Earned Value Management System
Proposal management, from initial pursuit and capture planning to proposal delivery

Required Education (including Major):
Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), or Master’s degree in relevant field with 10 years of engineering experience

**U.S. Citizenship Status is requires as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems**
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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