Senior Electrical Engineer - Motion Control

Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Washington, DC
May 12, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
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.Job Summary:The Control Systems section within the Power & Electronic Systems Department (PESD) has an exciting employment opportunity for a Senior Engineer with motion control experience. This role requires an understanding and working knowledge of classic control theory and vector control of electric motors; familiarity with IGBT- or MOSFET-based power electronics inverters used as motor drives (including rectifier front end); and Familiarity with induction and permanent magnet electric machines.The Control Systems section is a team of engineers responsible for supporting the design, development and validation of power and actuation (servo) subsystems for various radar systems and other defense applications.As a Senior Engineer - Motion Control you will be responsible for supporting and driving the execution of product development projects. You will be working as or with a Team/Technical Lead and under the guidance of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead.Responsibilities to Anticipate:Designing and evaluating servo control hardware and/or software solutions to meet system operational and performance requirementsDeveloping models and controllers for actuation systems (including mechanical subsystems)Establishing performance, stability and control metrics along with the algorithms necessary to achieve themSupporting system integration effortsOwnership and execution of scope, cost and schedule within programs and projects with minimum supervisionDefining tasks and providing direction to junior-level engineering and support staffParticipating in peer and program reviews as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).Other tasks as required by the Section Lead and/or Department Lead.Up to 10% travel may be required.Work in a multidisciplinary team environment focused on execution and engineering excellence, using established business and engineering tools and processesInteract with internal and external customers and leadership team members.Qualifications You Must Have:Bachelor's in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)5+ years of prior relevant experienceHands-on experience with hardware and software implementation of closed-loop position/speed control actuation systems (including feedback sensing and protections)Hands-on experience with 1-100 kW systems (bus voltages in the range of 270-1000 VDC)Experience in control system design using Matlab/Simulink or equivalentThe ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. US citizenship is required as only US citizens are eligible for a security clearanceQualifications We Value:Bachelor's or advanced degree in Electrical EngineeringUnderstanding and working knowledge of classic control theory and vector control of electric motorsFamiliarity with IGBT- or MOSFET-based power electronics inverters used as motor drives (including rectifier front endFamiliarity with induction and permanent magnet electric machinesPrior experience as engineering Team Lead (hardware, electrical or integration)Understanding and working knowledge of non-linear systems and control theoryHands-on experience with PWM or SVM for voltage modulation in power electronics invertersHands-on experience with software (ie DSP) or firmware (ie FPGA) implementation of vector controllers for electric machinesHands-on experience designing power electronics inverters or controlled rectifiersAbility to create system models capturing implementation-specific characteristics such as propagation delays, quantization, discrete time, sensor non-linearities, etc.Familiarity with Hardware-in-Loop (HIL) systems and their use for motion control applicationsUnderstanding and working knowledge of project management (including EVMS)Understanding and working knowledge of requirements management (including DOORS)Familiarity with commercial or military power input/quality requirements and specifications (DO-160, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1399 or MIL-STD-1275)Active DoD security clearanceWhat 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 paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.DisclaimerEmployee 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 to receive the Referral Award.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.