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United States of America


CA601: Goleta (EW) Bldg H01 6380 Hollister Avenue Building H01, Goleta, CA, 93117 USA

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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:

The Principal Firmware Design Engineer is responsible for requirements analysis and decomposition, sub-system design, modeling, simulation, and design verification test. The Principal Firmware Design Engineer will work with other experienced engineers, will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and will have the ability to work independently yet collaboratively in a team environment.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Digital Signal Processing and Design: Active noise cancellation, automatic line-enhancement signal processing, Kalman filters, Digital Up/Down Converters, CIC Filters, Polyphase and Half-band Filters, A/D Converters, D/A Converters, DDR, Digital Waveform Generators, Mixed Signal CCAs, Mixed Signal Modules and Subsystems

Digital Hardware: Subsystem/Module Digital Circuits, FPGA knowledge, COTS Interfaces, High Speed Memory Interfaces, Subsystem Development, VME/PCI/SPI interfaces Digital Systems, System Trades, Architecture, Embedded Processing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree discipline and a minimum of 8+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience with Intel/Altera and AMD/Xilinx FPGAs
  • Experience with Intel Quartus Prime Pro and Vivado
  • Experienced designing in Matlab/Simulink with DSP Builder and HDL Coder blocksets
  • Digital hardware design and firmware integration
  • Embedded Linux (C/C++), SystemVerilog/VHDL, and model-based design in Simulink
  • Experience with Python/Shell
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required within one year of start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years’ experience with AMD/Xilinx, Intel/Altera, or Microsemi FPGAs
  • Expertise with High Level Modeling tools and languages such as SystemVerilog or SystemC
  • Experience with analytical tools such as Cadance/Altium/Spice
  • Familiarity with simulation and CAD tools is a plus
  • Familiarity with code coverage tools for evaluating test coverage


What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a 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 benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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: https://www.State.Gov/M/Ds/Clearances/C10978.Htm

The salary range for this role is 105,000 USD - 221,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

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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