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Job Ref:  80771BR
Employer:  Raytheon Company
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Glenrothes
22/10/2016 04:05

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Design and Applications Technologist

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen within our world leading silicon carbide business for a Principal Engineer - Design and Applications Technologis t.

Job Purpose:

This will be a lead engineering role and the key responsibilities will be to further develop our silicon carbide Integrated Circuit technology for use in harsh environments.

It will also require solving complex technical & material problems on new and existing products, interfacing with universities, industry experts and customers.

This is a great opportunity for someone to really make their mark on a broad and varied range of product and process developments.

Above all, this is the ideal role for a self-starting technical lead who wants to work on exciting projects, technology development and exploitation and have a desire to make a difference. The role will require extensive experience in ASIC design and III-V materials . A knowledge of Wafer fab and wafer foundry practices would be an advantage. Good customer interfacing and market knowledge is key.

Education and Experience:


Phd, degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering ,Semiconductor Physics or Physical Science subject with significant Semiconductor experience.

Key responsibilities:

• The development & improvement of our high temperature and harsh environment silicon carbide CMOS technology.

• Solving complex technical & material problems on new and existing silicon carbide processes.

• Develop and characterization of new processes for silicon carbide based products.

• Creation and maintenance of new process design kit.

• Interface and management of external design agencies.

• Perform as a key technical lead for the introduction of new silicon carbide product developments.

• Assist internal sales team to generate new business applications.

• Provide technical guidance to customers.

• Accurately capture customer requirements and progress reporting via both regular conference calls & reports.

• Provide technical guidance for the process & device engineering teams.

• Evaluate new materials and production equipment required to develop & improve our new silicon carbide processes and products.

• Accurately document processing details in both engineering and operator specifications.

• Write technical papers & present at technical conferences.


• Skilled in solving complex technical problems.

• Knowledgeable regarding Semiconductor design process, from modeling to product qualification .

• Requires a end to end knowledge of semiconductor processing technology.

• Able to use a robust scientific approach & make data driven decisions.

• Requires previous semiconductor experience in developing processes.

• Able to interface with design, device & process engineering.

• Requires a good level of commercial awareness.

• Self- motivating and able to use initiative.

• Able to lead and work well in teams.

• Must be able to communicate well with both technical and production personnel.

• Experience in technical leadership.

• Managed research and industry expert partnerships.

Personnel Characteristics:

• Excellent problem solver.

• Innovative.

• Self- motivated and able to use initiative.

• Confident under pressure.

• Takes responsibility.

• Meets commitments.

• Ability to communicate well with both technical and non technical personnel and within the customer community.

• Proven Experience in semiconductor Products development including some of the following:-

o Skilled in solving complex technical problems.

o Thorough end to end knowledge of processes and product technology. SiC knowledge would be an advantage.

o Ability to use a robust scientific approach & make data driven decisions.

• Ability to interface with design development, process engineering and other key stakeholders.

• Good level of commercial awareness.

About Raytheon:

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass Raytheon.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

Relocation Eligible
Clearance Type
ERIP Eligible
General Engineering
Type Of Job
Full Time
Work Location
United Kingdom - Glenrothes
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