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Raytheon Technologies Associate Scientist, Physics – Sensor Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you interested in solving real-world problems?

Are you interested in playing a significant role in our nation’s security?

Do you enjoy working in a culture that emphasizes innovation, teamwork, and technical excellence in a collegial work environment that values creativity and initiative?

If so, we'd like to hear from you.

Who we are

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.

Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at Raytheon BBN Technologies have collaborated to resolve real-world problems through research, exploration, development and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.

Raytheon BBN Technologies, located in Cambridge, MA, is seeking an Associate Software Engineer to join our Physical Sensors and Systems (PS2) group. Our world-class team works with a broad range of government agencies to solve problems that are both technically challenging and cutting-edge.

Our work makes a real impact to operational systems. You will solve challenging problems including:

  • Developing sophisticated detection and classification algorithms against state-of-the-art threats;

  • Designing and implementing complex software to optimize sensor system life;

  • Modeling complex physical systems to validate system architectures;

  • Supporting real time evaluation of your designs in realistic mission scenarios; and

  • Optimizing algorithm architecture for the highest performance.

What you need:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, or related disciplines.

  • 0-2 years of experience. New graduates are welcome to apply.Educational or practical experience with Matlab, C or C++, and Linux.

  • Position may require some amount of overnight travel.

  • The ability to obtain a US Government security clearance.

A willingness to apply and US citizenship are required.

Additional Skills that would be AWESOME:

  • Knowledge of hardware and software and experience developing and implementing physics-based models in MATLAB/Simulink are a plus.

  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, bash, etc.).

  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment (sensors, actuators, analyzers, data acquisition, real-time platforms)

  • Educational or practical experience with software generation and developing real time software.

  • Ability to work in teams.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

  • An active security clearance.

Why Us

Our team members are passionate about growth, innovation and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our clients. Our culture enables all employees to find purpose, thrive, and succeed.

By creating an environment where all points of view are valued, risk taking is encouraged, and excellence is rewarded, we allow our employees to do their best, most important work. If you have a growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, Come Join Our Team!

We offer outstanding benefits that include flexible work schedules, a competitive 401k company match, a Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive, paid parental leave, paid time off, and many other employee discounts.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.