Marlborough, Massachusetts

Principal Systems Engineer - DSP

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), 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 System Design & Architecture (SD&A) Directorate is the central focus for Mission Systems Integration activities within RMD, responsible for defining customer needs, functional and product architecture, requirements definition and decomposition, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), system performance, and System Security Engineering (SSE).

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
The Principal Systems DSP Engineer will be responsible for the definition of radar system architectures, the development of concepts of operations for the radar system, the design of radar processing algorithms, and the development and decomposition of system, hardware and software requirements. Opportunities also exist to perform statistical analysis of the radar system performance using real and/or simulated data. Work is performed in a dynamic and collaborative development environment in support of multiple research and development efforts, working with internal and external customers across related product lines. Focus areas for these radar systems include:
  • Algorithm Development
  • Signal Processing and Waveform Design
  • Electronic Protection Methods
  • Phased Array and Digital Beamforming Technology
  • Radar Search, Track and Discrimination Design
  • Statistical and Numerical Analysis of Radar Performance Data
  • Target and Threat Modeling
  • Integration and test of large systems
  • Model Based System Engineering Development

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelor___s in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) (An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Master___s is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.)
  • 8(+) years of experience with signal and/or image processing systems
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance
  • Experience developing digital signal processing algorithms and techniques for interference suppression, target detection, imaging and tracking
  • Experience with digital beamforming, adaptive cancellation techniques, clutter filtering and Doppler processing, ambiguity resolution, maximum likelihood estimation, CFAR processing
  • Ability to relate bandwidth, resolution, and sampling rates in multiple domains
  • Experience with linear systems, Fourier Transforms, digital filtering and spectral analysis
  • Experience in writing and evaluating requirements for digital signal processing functionality
  • Ability to perform statistical modeling of radar signals and analyze detection and track performance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance
  • Experience with advanced processing algorithms for clutter and jamming suppression
  • Experience with radar waveform design and parameter estimation
  • Familiarity with FPGA design, Phase Array Antennas and Digital Beamforming architectures and techniques
  • Familiarity with target discrimination, classification and identification techniques
  • Ability to design and analyze multi-target track filtering algorithms
  • Experience with systems integration, simulation and qualification testing
  • Experience with RF Systems Engineering including knowledge of RF performance analysis
  • Familiarity with the Navy, Air Force and Army Customers
  • Experienced with completing designs on schedule and within budget


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.

Additional Details:

Clearance Information: 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


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Marlborough, Massachusetts

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