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Antenna Subsystems Engineer
Raytheon Company | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

The Space Systems RF and Communications Electronics department is seeking an Antenna Subsystem Engineer based in El Segundo, CA with responsibilities having impact, recognition, and growth in the organization. This department resides within the Hardware Engineering Center (HWEC) center in Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). The position requires domain knowledge of Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs), Multi-Beam Antennas (MBAs) including Lens Reflector and associated technologies and proven leadership skills to effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams in pursuit and program execution.

Raytheon antenna technologies are used for military radar, electronic warfare, and communications systems for space and hi-rel systems. This department is responsible for full-scope antenna product solutions, spanning architecture trades, design, development, integration, deployment, and sustainment of antenna systems and associated integrated system verification solutions. The Antenna Subsystems Engineer will be responsible for performing analysis and developing requirements for the Antenna, subassemblies and components. This position is within Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) division Hardware Engineering Center.

The primary role for this individual will be technical analysis and specification flowdown for key components of antenna subsystems as well as antenna performance predictions. Individual should have experience in the design and development of state-of-the-art antenna and active electronic scanned arrays for Radar, EW, communications, and/or other antenna systems across multiple platforms.
  • Space experience preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with Active Electronically Scanned Arrays/ minimum of 12 years professional experience
  • Experience with antenna theory/applications, beam steering computer, power supply, and digital control architecture.
  • Experience in array level integration, test, and array calibration.
  • System design, subsystem design, and architectural (functional and physical) trade analysis of antennas, transceivers, receivers, radiators, RF manifolds, RF devices
  • Experience with the design and development of RF products including specification development, performance validation traceable to requirements, and technical direction
  • Experience supporting proposals including technical solution and writing portions of both technical and cost volumes
  • Ability to compare antenna / RF products topologies, create models and critical thinking
  • Strong math skills and experience with Matlab, ADS, System Vue, HFSS, CST, and/or Simulink analysis and simulation
  • Performing design, trade studies and supplier assessments
  • Identifying and managing risks and opportunities
  • Examining the effects of power consumption, weight, thermal load, performance, and cost on system performance
  • Excellent verbal skills, executive presence.
  • Able to travel
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. DOD Secret Security Clearance with SSBI as of day one of employment.
Desired Skills
  • Demonstrated skillset in RF system and subsystem design, simulation, fabrication and measurement
  • Accomplishments in devices for antenna subsystems including transceivers, radiators, magnetic devices, feed and lens designs and guided wave structures, radomes, and frequency selective surfaces, RF manifolds, and baluns
  • Experience with ultra-wideband antenna elements, AESAs or subsystems including subsystem design, simulation and performance predictions, RF chain analysis, and characterizations and measurements
  • Experience with array design including beamforming, aperture weighting, wideband sidelobe level control, sparse arrays, and distributed array
Required Education:
  • Minimum Degree: MS required
  • Majors: Engineering - EE or similar technical degree preferred
Desired Education:
  • Minimum Degree: MS/PHD preferred
  • Majors: Engineering - EE or similar technical degree preferred

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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