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RTX Corporation Principal Experienced Cyber/EW Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA105: BBN Headquarters 10 Moulton Street , Cambridge, MA, 02138 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.

Raytheon BBN Technologies (BBN) is looking for an excellent candidate to start and lead a new Cyber/EW related research thrust. You are the ideal candidate if you are a recognized researcher with strong skills in cybersecurity, computer engineering/science, RF signal processing, machine learning, mathematics, modeling and simulation, and/or physics; you desire an opportunity to pursue external funding from government research agencies (e.g. DARPA, IARPA, DoD Service Labs) to help further U.S. National Security Objectives and betterment of society; you know how to attract, hire and develop top-notch talent to round out your team. This position is an opportunity to shine as a leader of an exceptional team while building technologies to support Cyber/EW operations; autonomy; cybersecurity; networking; RF systems; quantum computing and many other existing areas at BBN or new areas that you forge. The candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role within BBN’s Science Development Program. Among the things you would do:

Build and advance a Cyber/EW-related research area for BBN having measurable impact on business.

Articulate and execute a vision and tactical direction for BBN. Influence the same across RTX.

Lead cross-functional teams performing business development, proposal preparation, and execution.

Hire and develop top-notch personnel to round out the team you will grow and lead.

Lead projects, as well as grow your team of collaborators and implementors.

Distinguish BBN and yourself to customers by leading and performing cutting edge research.

This position is onsite

To help you achieve your goals, BBN will provide:

A strong leadership team well-versed in government R&D

A collaborative and collegial environment to push state-of-the-art research

A diverse and technically competent pool of research scientists who are willing to mentor, listen, and help you refine your research vision and goals

Business development, programmatic, contracting, finance, and HR support

Access, through RTX, to opportunities that help transition your research and ultimately see it fielded

Required Skills:

Active and transferable U.S. government issued security clearance is required prior to start date.

U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and 6 year of experience

Experience leading highly technical, R&D teams

Relevant publications at conferences and in journals

Experience writing government research funding proposals in the relevant areas

Excellent mentor and coach

Proficient in relevant programming languages and development tools to support the research’s software/hardware requirements

Desired Skills:

Working experience on classified government funded research programs

Ability to provide visionary technical leadership and desire to grow and lead a group to achieve that vision

Experience with reverse engineering, binary analysis and disassemblers

Experience with RF signal processing

Experience with OS internals (Windows, nix*)

Experience with cyber-physical system vulnerability and cybersecurity research

Ability to represent BBN at conferences, workshops, and other external engagements

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Our Work/Life benefits include – Paid Parental Leave – Adoption Assistance – Auto and Home Insurance – Child/Elder Back Up Care – College Coach – Retirement Planning Services – Flexible Work Arrangements - Legal Services – Life Resources – Employee Discount Program – Educational Assistance – Transportation Benefits – and Wellness Rewards

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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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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.