Senior Firmware Designer - EW Products (Onsite) Job at Raytheon, Goleta, CA

  • Raytheon
  • Goleta, CA

Job Description

Job Description

Date Posted:



United States of America


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

Position Role Type:


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.

The Senior Principal Firmware Design Engineer is responsible for requirements analysis and decomposition, sub-system design, modeling, simulation, and design verification test. The Sr Principal FW 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.

What You Will Do:

This position is for an electrical engineer to work in the Hardware/Firmware Engineering Department at the Electronic Warfare Systems of Raytheon. The person hired for this position will work on new product development based on descriptions and specifications provided by our customers. This entails working in integrated product teams to design, develop, and manufacture complex state-of-the-art systems for airborne, naval, and land-based military applications. 

Activities include detailed digital design, embedded systems, and FPGA development. Specific tasks include circuit analysis, circuit simulation, FPGA programming, design documentation, design verification and testing, and integration of hardware and software at the level of electronic components and circuit boards.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Intel/Altera and/or AMD/Xilinx FPGAs
  • Designing in Matlab/Simulink with DSP Builder and HDL Coder blocksets
  • Digital hardware design and firmware integration
  • 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.

Qualification We Prefer:

  • Experience with AMD/Xilinx, Intel/Altera, or Microsemi FPGAs
  • Experience with High Level Modeling tools and languages such as SystemVerilog or HDL Coder
  • Experience in embedded electronics, VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, Schematic capture, signal processing, RF, FPGA

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.

Please consider the following role type definition as you apply for this role:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Goleta, CA: -goleta-ca-location

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:

The salary range for this role is 85,000 USD - 179,000 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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