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Raytheon Company | Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Job Description

MED’s Undersea & Electronic Systems Department,is seeking a highly motivated, intellectually curious engineer or scientist to support research, development, and engineering design activities associated with naval platforms, systems and sensor programs. Portsmouth, RI Location.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Principal Engineer, Acoustics, Underwater Transducers and ArraysThe position requiresa minimum of a Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics and offers the opportunity to join a small specialized team of engineers and scientists operating in a respectful, collaborative and productive work environment. Candidates are expected to have senior-level expertise, including strong theoretical understanding and analytical skills as well as the ability to go “hands-on” in a laboratory environment plus at least 10 years of experience in the field of transducer and array design and analysis. Additionally, some familiarity with one or more of the following topics would be desired: structural acoustics, ship acoustics, noise and vibration control, hydro-acoustics, computational modeling of vibro-acoustic problems. The position involves directing and executing a broad spectrum of technical studies encompassing the development of hardware prototypes, development for production, analytical models from theoretical framework, defining and interpreting computational models, reconciling experimental results to predictions and applying findings and insights to advance the state of the art. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to assume an active leadership role in collaborating with customers and multi-organizational / inner-disciplinary project teams focused on developing solutions for emerging technologies. Support of business development efforts and identifying new growth areas will also be expected.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 10+ years relevant professional experience in field of expertise
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with naval ships / systems
  • Proficiency with MATLAB
  • Advanced skills with one or more numerical modeling tools
  • Strong lab experience in development and testing of prototype hardware
  • Experience in maturing designs for production readiness

Desired Qualifications:
  • PhD in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Recognized subject matter expertise in underwater acoustic transducers and arrays
  • Experience with Navy submarine or surface ship platforms / systems / sensors
  • Experience as Principle Investigator or Task Lead role in multi-organizational S&T / R&D projects / programs
  • Record of success developing technical proposals and capturing new business
Required Education:

MS in Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

What We Offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers 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 Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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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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