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Guidance Electronics Navigation/IMU Principal Engineer

Company: Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Location: Tucson
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers. You will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.Job Summary:The Guidance Electronics Team provides Electrical Systems Engineering to develop Guidance Electronics solutions for products across the Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) portfolio. Our team develops missile Guidance Electronics Hardware. Our core electrical engineering responsibilities include architecture, analysis, requirements, integration, and test. Our core electrical engineering technologies include RF/RADAR, Navigation/IMU/GPS, Digital, and Power. We partner with several Electrical Product Team departments that provide the detailed design of our electrical products as well as missile level systems teams.The Guidance Electronics Team is searching for a Navigation/IMU engineer with which will work with the experienced Navigation/IMU engineers is support of selecting IMUs and integration into navigation subsystems. The Navigation/IMU Engineer shall be able to understand the fundamentals of how IMUs work, the different sensors used in an IMU and how they work and different types/classes of IMUs. He must also know how they are tested and be able to analyze IMU performance data. The engineer shall have a basic understanding of serial interfaces, hardware integration and test. The engineer shall have a good understanding of IMUs and how they integrate into a system as part of the guidance and navigation system. The engineer should also be able to work independently to set up a test to verify IMU performance and analyze the results. The engineer must also be able to work in a program environment and provide day to day input on IMU questions and issues.The Navigation/IMU Engineer will interface directly with suppliers of navigation or guidance electronics components. Familiarity with the GPS system and GPS technology and how it works within a navigation system is a plus.Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Work environment is primarily in an office, but may include labs, field work, or a combination.
  • Assignments may include supporting programs with IMU selection, testing of IMUs, analysis of IMU performance, interface with IMU suppliers, developing and documenting IMU requirements and test plans; peer reviews of designs as a subject matter expert; presentations to peers, management, and government customers; and root-cause failure investigations.
  • Missile Systems has a strong culture of mentoring; it is expected that employees will be both mentors and mentees.
  • Ability to "fault-tree" out an issue to focus/prioritize activities and resources
  • Assignments may require supporting multiple programs.
  • Assignments may require some travel, including foreign travel.
  • Work within a multi-disciplined team.
  • Work independently, with little supervision.
  • Develop a network and know when to use it to get help.Qualifications You Must Have:
    • Bachelor's in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
    • Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience
    • Experience in sub-systems, systems engineering, requirement development and/or requirement validation with respect to Inertial Sensors and Systems selection and product insertion into guidance and navigation systems
    • U.S Citizenship is required.The ability to obtain and maintain a US DOD Secret clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearanceAn advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Master's is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience.Qualifications We Value:
      • Missile systems typically contain IMUs, GPSs. Guidance and Navigation computers and seekers and sensors. The ideal candidate will have a background in how these components are put together in a system to guide a missile to a target. Ideal candidates will also have some experience in systems engineering and architecture and have a desire to grow into a guidance section architect.
      • Experience with Fiber Optic gyros, Ring Laser Gyros and MEMs gyros.
      • Experience with mechanical and solid state accelerometers.
      • Experience working with missiles or similar systems.
      • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
      • Ability to drive suppliers in meeting commitments.
      • Knowledge of DOD Hardware development process (knowledge of design gates).
      • Practical experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle.
      • Experience in developing proposals.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:This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America's 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature's best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson's fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.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: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htmEmployee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met (see guidelines) to receive the Referral Awarding.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.

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