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Raytheon Technologies • Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Senior Principal Signal Processing Engineer (SPC) in Tucson, Arizona

Are you a

senior-level professional

who wants to develop

Signal Processing

solutions to solve complex problems for



Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR)

missile applications?

Do you have a passion for developing models and algorithms, integrating them into computer simulations, and then performing analysis of the results?

Do you enjoy leading dynamic teams where you share your knowledge and learn?

If your answers are yes, the

Signal Processing (SP) teams

at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) may have an ideal job for you!

The Tucson, AZ, facility is searching for several

Senior Signal Processing


to join a growing team of engineering professionals who share a mission of protecting our war fighters and allies.

The System Design & Performance (SD&P) Directorate is responsible for Signal Processing (SP), Systems Design (SD), Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC), and Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MSA) for RMD's broad portfolio of projects, programs and products.

Signal Processing has the responsibility to design and develop Radar and EO/IR models and algorithms, conduct system trades/sensitivity analyses and conduct performance assessments to support RMD products and new business initiatives.

Our teams’ engineers are versatile, eager to learn, innovative, and self-motivated.

Learn more and apply today!

U.S. Citizenship status is required, as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Job Description and Key Tasks:

Working in detailed high fidelity simulations written in C/C++ and MATLAB to develop, prototype, and test radar and/or EO/IR signal processing algorithms and models

Conducting performance trade-off and sensitivity analysis for missile radar and/or EO/IR applications

Working in production and engineering lab test environments and field test environments to test, verify, and validate radar and/or EO/IR models and signal processing algorithm requirements and performance

Working in a team environment in all phases of missile development from program start up to live fire test, to provide engineering support by participating in project design reviews and peer reviews, including technical briefings to internal leadership and external customers

Lead technical team and/or manage an engineering project and also mentor engineers

Required Education, Experience & Skills


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math or related STEM degree

Ten (10) years of applied work experience in the following areas (

Masters with 8 years of experience, or Ph.D. with 6 years of experience)


Experience in radar and/or EO/IR sensor signal processing algorithm and model development and analysis

Programming in a compiled language

such as C++ (preferred), C, Java, or Python

Experience using tools such as MATLAB or Python for analysis of data sets

Experience using UNIX/Linux based workstations

Experience with running and modifying simulations and performing analysis

Experience developing and presenting technical briefings

Four (4) years of leadership experience managing others as a technical lead, team lead or similar lead role involving applied system engineering and analysis and interfacing with multiple engineering disciplines

U.S. citizenship is required

Must be willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ (comprehensive relocation package available)

Desired Education, Skills and Experience:

ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard

Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math or related STEM degree

Experience with missile components and systems

Experience with hardware/software integration

Ability to work well in teams and independently

Good communication, interpersonal, planning and time management skills

Course work or experience in some of the following fields: radar & image signal processing, digital communications, probability and statistics, linear algebra, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and signals & systems

Experience in autonomous and collaborative systems

Current/Active DoD SSBI

The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.

Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.

Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


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.