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RTX Corporation Principal Test Development Engineer in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA132: Tewksbury, Ma Bldg 2 Sudbury 50 Apple Hill Drive Sudbury - Building 2, Tewksbury, MA, 01876 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:

Raytheon is currently seeking a test equipment design engineer to join the Sensor Test Solutions (STS) department within Test Equipment Engineering (TEE). This is an excellent position for engineers with a background in digital, analog, RF, or power test equipment design and a desire to apply those skills to developing, building, and integrating advanced test platforms and architectures.

You will be joining a diverse project team supporting the development of test solutions for RADAR, SONAR, communication, missile, combat control systems, subsystems and components for various programs within Raytheon. These products involve Analog, RF, Microwave, Acoustic, High Power, and Digital Electronic technologies along with embedded software and firmware, signal processing, and VHDL designs. STS Engineers are involved from the beginning of a test solution design process through the verification and final system sell-off.

Typical test solutions include simulation/stimulation and data acquisition test capabilities for verifying a product’s functional performance. These capabilities may encompass Hardware-In-the-Loop simulators, custom Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), Commercial ATE, High Power, Mixed-Signal, Digital and Environmental Stress Screening systems, mechanical holding fixtures, adapters, and interface cabling and harnessing.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Work with internal and external partners on the design and deployment of complex factory test systems.

  • Lead development of test hardware, software, and/or firmware through its development cycle, from requirements definition through deployment at manufacturing or customer facilities. These test capabilities may span disciplines (Power, RF, Analog, Digital) and domains (hardware, software, firmware).

  • Work with Hardware Design and Operations teams early in development cycle to identify capability and capacity needs for manufacturing test and ensure smooth deployment to manufacturing facilities.

  • Actively identify test readiness issues and optimizations through the development lifecycle.

  • Lead medium-to-large sized teams to meet project budget, schedule, and performance commitments.

  • Provide technical leadership to employees in support of their specific work assignments

  • Engage in personal technical growth and encourage technical growth in peers and junior engineers.

  • Prepare and clearly present your team’s work product to Functional and Program Leadership.

  • Understand and report financial & earned value status for monthly reporting cycle.

  • Proactively manage and mitigate Risks and Opportunities.

  • Support Manufacturing operations, including on-site troubleshooting and debugging, both independently and in collaboration with design engineering teams.

  • Contribute to cost, schedule, and technical solutions for bid and proposal development.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics(STEM) and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR an Advanced degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Experience in an engineering design and development environment with 4+ years direct experience with Test Equipment design and development tasks

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued (Secret) security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with National Instruments’ TestStand, LabWindows/CVI, and/or LabVIEW

  • Digital, and/or Analog, and/or RF, and/or power supply test hardware design experience

  • Use of Commercial Test and Measurement Equipment

  • VXI/VME/MXI/PXI/CompactPCI Application Development

  • CMMI and 6 Sigma Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Good decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with VHDL a plus

  • Software applications / programming skills a plus

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:

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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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.