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Associate Research Scientist/Engineer/Developer
Raytheon Company | Arlington, Virginia
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Job Description

Raytheon BBN Technologies solves challenging problems of high importance to our customers in the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and Industry by rapidly prototyping systems for sensing complex physical phenomena, correlating them to events of interest, and producing high-value, actionable information from the sensed data. The team specializes in delivering networked sensor system solutions by combining a strong understanding of the underlying physics, high-fidelity modeling, simulation of complex signatures and propagation phenomenology, deep expertise in signal processing, EM and RF phenomenology, and computer science, proven capabilities in system development, and mature tools to enable rapid design cycles from theory to demonstration.

We are currently searching for recent graduates with 0-2 years of work experience to join our team in Arlington, VA. Qualified candidates will have experience or interest in several of the areas listed below.

Who We Are
For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at Raytheon BBN Technologies have collaborated to solve 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.
All of the research at BBN—from embedded computing devices to the “Internet of Things”—is funded by customers who rely on us for solutions. If you are a problem solver, someone who likes to take things apart to see how they work, who enjoys inventing things, and who has the passion, drive, and creativity to shape future technologies, BBN might be a great fit for you!
We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, flexible work hours, the opportunity to work on multiple projects, and ample training opportunities.

What you will do

  • Work with a small team on cutting-edge research and development projects
  • Collaborate with world class researchers and engineers that embrace innovation and challenge the status quo
  • Assist in engineering activities such as system integration, software development, software and hardware testing and troubleshooting, algorithm and data analysis
  • Contribute to technical reports, proposals, publications and presentations

What you will gain
  • Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems
  • Opportunities to lead early in your career
  • Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive
  • Explore technical possibilities collaboratively with motivated, world class colleagues

What you need
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other relevant field, with 0 to 2 years of work experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Solid and creative programming skills
  • Development experience using C, C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Java
  • Designing and developing unique combined hardware and software systems
  • Experience with or interest in sensors, actuators, control systems and systems that touch the physical world
  • Position may require some amount of overnight travel.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Additional Skills that would be AWESOME / BENEFICIAL
  • Embedded systems
  • Data science/analytics
  • Digital signal processing
  • Probability, statistics, or machine learning
  • Mesh networking
  • Tagging and active tagging technologies
  • Rapid manufacturing (including 3D printing)
  • System analysis and engineering
  • Building devices using consumer electronics (e.g., Android or iOS devices, ARM processors, microcontrollers, Arduino/Raspberry Pi)
  • Radio, RF, and antenna design
  • Autonomous systems design and development and simulation (e.g. UAV, AUVs, etc.)
  • An active DoD Secret clearance or higher is highly desired

Why Us
At BBN you will find an exciting, collaborative environment that offers the opportunity to contribute to revolutionary research that solves important problems. Our culture enables all employees to find purpose, thrive, and succeed. By creating an environment where all opinions are valued, risk taking is encouraged, and excellence is rewarded, we allow our employees to do their best, most important work. Career growth is encouraged through support for on-site training, mentoring, 100% tuition program, publications and participating in leading research conferences.
We offer industry-leading benefits including 100% paid tuition program, flexible work schedules, a generous 5% 401k company match, a 5% Retirement Contribution, performance based incentive plans, paid parental leave, paid time off and many employee discounts. If you have a growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, Come Join Our Team!

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

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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.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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